Sigma has announced a series of firmware and software updates for its Foveon-based cameras. The update to its Photo Pro software (for both Mac and Windows), corrects the green tint that could appear at the corner of some DP1 images, it also improves the color reproduction of RAW images from the SD14 DSLR. New firmware for the DP1 adds composition grids for most shooting modes, too.

These updates follow last week's update of the SD14 firmware that extended the maximum exposure in Bulb mode and tweaked the effectiveness of its evaluative metering mode.

Press release:

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of latest firmware of DP1 as well as a download service of RAW image processing software “SIGMA Photo Pro”.

Availability Schedule; 11/04/2008

・DP1 Firmware Ver.1.01
・SIGMA Photo Pro 2.5 for Windows
・SIGMA Photo Pro 3.2 for Macintosh

Benefits of the firmware updates

DP1 FIRMWARE

・The grid display mode for picture taking is added to the LCD monitor.(It cannot be used in MF mode and movie mode).
・Improved stability of the camera's operation.

Benefits of the Sigma Photo Pro update

SIGMA Photo Pro 2.5 for Windows

・Improved color reproduction of the SD14’s RAW images.
・Coloring at the corners of the image generated under a specific condition of the DP1’s RAW image has been improved.

SIGMA Photo Pro 3.2 for Macintosh

・Improved color reproduction of the SD14’s RAW images.
・Coloring at the corners of the image generated under a specific condition of the DP1’s RAW image has been improved.
・When the image’s white balance, captured by a custom white balance, was changed using Sigma Photo Pro3.1 for Macintosh, the image was not able to return to the original condition. This color balance was corrected even if it returned it to "former setting" afterwards.

You can find detailed information regarding the updates from following sites.

Download Site: www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/support/soft/index.htm