The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera is truly groundbreaking– incorporating the world’s first Foveon 46 megapixel full color image sensor inside a rugged, lightweight, magnesium-reinforced chassis — Sigma’s flagship DSLR is a serious tool dedicated to providing the utmost in image quality with the finest details and subtle nuances of colors for rich, lifelike images.
The core of the Sigma SD1 is the Foveon X3 46 Megapixel direct image sensor. This three-layer high pixel count sensor directly captures red, green and blue wavelengths at each pixel site.
And this means you get the richest image quality with incredibly nuanced gradation and color fidelity–and no moiré artifacting, and even in the finest, details are captured with amazing clarity. And Dual Three Layer Responsive Ultimate Engines process each captured frame quickly.
The new 46 megapixel Foveon sensor inside the SD1 Merrill is true APS-C format, with a 1.5x lens factor. And on the subject of lenses, there are over forty Sigma SA-mount lenses – from fisheye to supertelephoto, macro to multizoom, primes and zooms, compatible with the Sigma SD1 Merrill to match any photographic style and speciality. So you get image quality that is outstanding, combined with fantastic lens selections!