The price of the SD1M is still way too high!

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Marty4650 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,598
What choice do you have?

If you want a modern DSLR with a Foveon sensor then you have absolutely no other option.

This is a unique product, and as such can command whatever the traffic will bear. Sigma tried to sell them for $8,000 but even the Foveon Cult fanatics wouldn't pay that price. They slashed 75% off the price, and there is still some price resistance.

Ask yourself... why should Sigma sell this camera for any less than they have to?

Even at it's current reduced price, there probably isn't much profit in it for them, because the volume is so low. All their R&D expenses have to be spread over fewer units. If it were a Nikon or Canon high end camera, then the R&D cost might be a few "dollars" per unit... rather than a few "hundreds of dollars."

Fortunately, Sigma does make quite a few good lenses with their own Sigma lens mount, but like everyone else, their best lenses aren't their cheapest ones. The SD1 just isn't a good choice for a hobbyist on a budget.

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