Sigma has debuted its third digital SLR to date, the SD14. Powered by a 14
MP Foveon X3 direct image sensor, the SD14 features four JPEG recording
modes as well as RAW; and a large pentaprism viewfinder with 98 per
The camera is equipped with a built-in flash with a Guide Number of
11; 5-point AF system; 2.5-inch, 150,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor.
Sigma says the shutter mechanism has a life cyle of over 100,000
Additional features include a dust protector that prevents dust from
adhering to the image sensor; high-speed continuous shooting at 3 fps; a
mirror lock-up mechanism that prevents camera shake; and three types of
metering modes. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the SD14 can take
approximately 500 images on a full charge.
Sigma introduced its first digital SLR camera, the SD9, in October 2002. The second model, the SD10, launched in November 2003.