Excerpt: Digital SLR Photography editor, Dan Lezano, test the Sigma SD14 14-megapixel DSLR camera HANDLING & EASE OF USE: The SD14 looks and feels much better than its predecessors, with better styling, nicer balance and more robust build quality. As with all models designed for serious use, the Sigma has a good weight and the exterior feels very robust.
Excerpt: Since the announcement of the SD15, Sigma's SD14 digital SLR has dropped in price, leaving it a viable option as an entry-level DSLR option. Find out its strengths, weaknesses, and quirks in this review!
Excerpt: It's been three years since Sigma last introduced a digital SLR. That's nearly two generations by digital camera standards. But, just days before the Photokina international trade show in September, Sigma announced the new SD14 ($1,600, estimated street, body only), proving it was still in the game.
Excerpt: We were starting to feel like we were waiting for Godot, but we (finally!) got a hold of a full production model Sigma SD14, the DSLR using the newly upgraded Foveon X3 chip that records red, green, and blue on three separate stacked layers in its image sensor. We're running it through the standard battery of tests -- resolution, color accuracy, noise, as you read this.
Excerpt: If patience is a virtue, photographers shopping for a new Sigma DSLR are saints. After all, it's been three years since the last Sigma digital (the SD10), and it was more than six months between the announcement and availability of the new Sigma SD14 ($1,600, street, body only).
Excerpt: This DSLR camera (not recommended for beginners) works on the base of Foveon X3 Sensor and will finally be available since 6th March 2007 (originally announced at Photokina in August 2006). Foveon X3 sensor (20.7mm x 13.8mm) was seen by many as the future of digital photography because (unlike almost every camera on the market which uses a color filter array), the X3 sensors measure color information for all three colors at every pixel location.
Excerpt: This will be Sigma's first new DSLR since the SD10 was launched no less than 34 months ago. Sigma UK staff have been enthusiastically waiting for the SD10 successor for 18 months, with some broad, yet ultimately unfulfilled, hints first shared as far back as PMA in spring 2005.
Excerpt: Sigma has gone out on a bit of a limb with the launch of its SD14 SLR and the unorthodox Foveon sensor it contains. The camera has 50 per cent more resolution than the SD9 and SD10 cameras that came before it, but it still only manages to deliver 4.7-megapixel images.