Sigma unleashes SD1 flagship DSLR with weatherproof magnesium alloy body

Sigma has debuted the SD1 digital SLR its new flagship model at Photokina in Germany today. One interesting omission: no video recording.

Sigma has debuted the SD1 digital SLR its new flagship model at Photokina in Germany today. One interesting omission: no video recording. Will the photos make up for it?

Answer: maybe. The SD1 hosts a ridiculously big 46-megapixel 24×16mm APS-C sensor. Just because the megapixel count is larger doesn't mean better images, but I'd definitely be interested in taking a look at ones produced by this DSLR.

Powered by dual TRUE II image processors on the inside, the SD1 is covered by a solid magnesium alloy casing with O-ring sealings to prevent dust and water from seeping in. This camera can probably take some tumbles, so anyone interested in National Geographic-photos might want to look here.

Additional key features on the SD1 include the 3.0-inch TFT LCD color screen (460k-dot resolution), the 11-point autofocus system and CompactFlash card usage.

Neither a release date nor a price have been announced yet.