In case you've forgotten, we're still in the waiting period for Sigma's new überkamera the SD-1 (Sigma is notorious for rather long waits between announcement and availability). But this morning I got a press release from Sigma saying the camera will ship in "early June," which is of course right around the corner.
The SD-1 will allegedly have the best image quality ever achieved in any DSLR. Even the Pentax 645D...
...With which it will compete in price. The press release, y'see, also announces the U.S. retail price of the SD-1: $9,700, which will make it more expensive than the Leica M9 or Nikon D3x. It will become the most expensive APS-C DSLR by quite a distance.
My take is that the SD-1 is going to be the most interesting DSLR released in ages. Alas, I probably won't get to try one, but I shall be monitoring the gala proceedings with a sharp eye.
(Thanks to Jim K.)
UPDATE: Turns out that big number might have been a bit of a red herring, if this page is to be believed. Either that, or the price drops have started already.
Or has it got you thinking that the kits look like bargains??
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