SD15 last orders - SD16 when ?

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gary Dean Mercer Clark
Gary Dean Mercer Clark Veteran Member • Posts: 5,581
Re: SD15 last orders - SD16 when ?

rf-design wrote:

Hi Pete,

here are the two lenses

the old 17-70mm F2.8-4.0

the new 17-70mm F2.8-4.0

That would be a very good point to upgrade standard zoom lenses to the 1.7x resolution upgrade of the new sensor. But...

I have doubts that this will happen. I expect only marginal resolution updates on the the new lenses and think that the new sensor will need a complete different roadmap for lens construction. So zooms have to be less apture and less range to come close to the resolution shown in the DPxM series. Like a 16-50mm F4-5.6 with near diffraction limited resolution at starting apture.

For the SD16 the hardware for processing need an update to cut image processing times by 1/4 and improving battery livetime. HD video and Liveview is also mainly limited by the expensive NRE investments in custom hardware.

The simplest way for Sigma is to offer a better value in a cheaper body. But the body does not make a 700€ difference. At a 7D/A77/D300s price point there is much missing.

I don't want Sigma to go backwards and produce an inferior or cheaper body for their flagship camera--the SD1M.  No way.  It took years to get Sigma to produces a water resistant, dust resistant bodied camera that could hold up to the elements.  It would be dreadful for Sigma to take a step backwards and produce an inferior bodied camera.  Live view is what is needed for the SD1M series.

Gary Mercer

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