As with every large company in the world - the want to keep the payment for the workers as low as possible and therefore go to countries with fully (!) knowing the risk of earthquakes, flooding, turmoil...just to keep their profits high.
Build your cameras in central Europe and that would have never happened...
Must be the 1st of April today...
Sigma now really has gone mad. Hopefully the soon are all on a long vacation...in a very silent, relaxing building with high walls around and lots of men in white clothes.
Puh...price $100,-- to high.
Would be much higher demand with price-tag under $500,--.
stopkidding: Thats ancient news. June 22, 2011? Slow news day at DPReview?
The FIRST News has been a speculation on June 22nd - BUT Dr. Kaufmann from Leica said YES the rumor is correct just yesterday - so NOT old News - read carefully.
Complete nonsense putting such a small sensor in this camera...especially for that price.
Pentax seems to leave the market...