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Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma announced its newest DP2 series camera, the Sigma DP2x compact camera. The DP2x uses and Analogue Front End (AFE), and offers improved autofocus speed, according to Sigma. The DP2x sensor, at 20.7mm x 13.8mm, is approximately seven to 12 times larger than sensors used in most other compact digital cameras.

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Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma has launched a new DSLR camera and the thing is a beast. It has a 46MP 24 x 16mm APS-C sensor and a magnesium alloy body. The DSLR is also weather resistant and has sealed o-ring connections. That giant image sensor also has dual "TRUE II" image processing engines for high-resolution images with smooth gradations and fast processing.

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Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

It's taken them long enough, but Sigma has finally put their SD15 on sale in the US.  First unveiled all the way back in September 2008, the $989 DSLR body uses a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses three layers to capture RGB pixels individually.  Unsurprisingly, Sigma USA's general manager Mark Amir-Hamzeh reckons the lengthy maturation time for the DSLR was well-founded: "It's been long-awaited, for sure, but it's worth the wait" he says.

Video demos after the cut

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Sigma SD15 DSLR finally launching this month

Sigma SD15 DSLR finally launching this month

It's been a long time since we first saw the Sigma SD15 - all the way back in September 2008, in fact - and the DSLR has only just managed to get a price tag and release date.  According to Sigma, the SD15's specs are little changed to what we first saw all those months ago, with a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor consisting of three 4.7-megapixel layers that individually capture red, green or blue light.

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Sigma DP2s camera breaks cover at PMA 2010

Sigma DP2s camera breaks cover at PMA 2010

Last week there were gobs of new mobile phones and devices being unveiled at MWC 2010. This week the camera show PMA 2010 is underway and bringing with it a slew of cameras, camcorders and other gear. Sigma Corporation has unveiled a new digital camera at the show called the Sigma DP2s.

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Android 1080p set-top box prototype gets demo

Android 1080p set-top box prototype gets demo

It might not mean much to the Android smartphone lurking in your pocket (or that you'd like to have there), but MIPS and Sigma Designs have been demonstrating an Android-based set-top box capable of 1080p high-definition video.  The STB prototype is being positioned as "a major milestone toward the creation of a reference platform" for Android-powered home entertainment devices, with the two companies adding support for Sigma's hardware graphics acceleration and decoding.

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Sigma DP2 camera now available for pre-order

Sigma DP2 camera now available for pre-order

We got our first look at the Sigma DP2 camera back in September, but now it looks like the digital point and shoot device is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Following in the footsteps of the DP1, the DP2 features a 14-megapixel FOVEON X3 image sensor and is equipped to be much like a standard DSLR in a much smaller frame.

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM –- Sony Alpha Mount — gets date

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM –- Sony Alpha Mount —  gets date

Here’s some love for Alpha shooters without breaking the bank likes the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*. Sigma Japan has revealed shipping date for A Mount version of 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM large fixed aperture zoom lens by end of this Month.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 11 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 11 2009

Apple stole headlines this week with a surprise update just seven days after refreshing their Mac line.  The new 4GB iPod shuffle is even smaller than the original, using an in-line remote and VoiceOver spoken tracknames to get around the absence of a display.  Apple also released iTunes 8.1, while rumors of a multitouch 10-inch netbook flourished as first Chinese then US press picked up on the capacitive panel trail.

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Another postpone on Sigma’s 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 DC OS HSM

Another postpone on Sigma’s 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma is having hard time to deliver the new 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 DC OS HSM zoom lens. The EF mount was previously scheduled to hit the street of Akihabara in the mid February, but later pushed to March 15th and now we are looking at another month of postponement.

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Sigma new 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM hands-on : sharpness at wide open

Sigma new 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM hands-on : sharpness at wide open

You want more choices of walk-a-round 24-70mm zooms with silent motors? Here's your latest option, but it comes in at a slight higher premium cost that one would normally expect from a 3rd party lens maker like Sigma. Sigma's new 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens now incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) - a quieter and speedy AF - with full time manual focusing capability and much superior lens construction. At twice the cost of the previous model, ($1,400 retail, $900 street) does it warrant the upgrade? We dropped by Sigma during PMA 2009 to find out more.

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SigZilla 200-500mm F2.8 incompatible with 5D Mark II ?

SigZilla 200-500mm F2.8 incompatible with 5D Mark II ?

The Sigzilla was back on show again this year, but with a different support. At PMA 2009 it appeared on a very tight-fitting Wimberley Ver II, so now wildlife photographers know they'll need no custom mounting if they want the fastest Autofocus 500mm at F2.8 ever built. On the other hand, not that you could afford one, or the behemoth optics were even practical on the field, 5D Mark II owners might have compatibility issues with the earth-green bazooka.

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