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  • Sigma DP Quattro range gets new Foveon X3 sensor for super-quality compact camera shots
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    Sigma DP Quattro range gets new Foveon X3 sensor for super-quality compact camera shots

    By 10 February 2014

    Sigma has developed a new "Quattro" sensor for its latest range of compact cameras in the DP series. Sigma developed a new generation of Foveon X3 direct image sensor, called Quattro, for use in its re-designed DP range of compact cameras. The Foveon...

  • Sigma DP3 Merrill compact camera pictures and hands-on
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    Sigma DP3 Merrill compact camera pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Sigma has updated its DP-series of high-end, APS-C sensor cameras with the introduction of the DP3 Merrill. Pocket-lint was able to extract the latest compact from behind its display on the Sigma stand at this year's Consumer Electronics Show to have...

  • Sigma DP3 Merrill 50mm compact camera announced
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    Sigma DP3 Merrill 50mm compact camera announced

    By 8 January 2013

    Sigma has launched the Sigma DP3 Merrill compact camera at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, offering a fixed 50mm (75mm in 35mm terms) f/2.8 lens.  The model joins the existing DP1 and DP2 models, which together, Sigma says is a "complete compact camera tool set",...

  • Sigma SD1 (Merrill) review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Sigma SD1 (Merrill) review

    By 29 February 2012

    Upon launch in 2011 the Sigma SD1 was an oddity: its 46-megapixel sensor mainstay demanded, or so the company thought, a £5000 price tag. Ouch. Fast-forward to the beginning of 2012 and what is essentially the very same camera, albeit rebranded as the...

  • Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor
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    Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

    By 8 February 2012

    In what has been an absolute bumper week for camera launches ahead of the big CP+ photography expo in Japan, Sigma has unleashed its new kit - or rather a new twist on some old favourites. First up, the Japanese company has the re-branded its flagship...

  • Sigma Digital Neo series lenses will dress your Micro Four Thirds or NEX cameras
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    Sigma Digital Neo series lenses will dress your Micro Four Thirds or NEX cameras

    By 10 January 2012

    Sigma has announced a new line of lenses called the Digital Neo, or DN for short. The new lenses mark the imaging company's entrance into the compact system camera market, bringing more lens choice to those with a Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX E-mount...

  • Sigma DP2x compact camera now official
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    Sigma DP2x compact camera now official

    By 17 February 2011

    Sigma has announced its latest bank-breaking compact camera - the £600 DP2x. Boasting a Foveon X3 image sensor (20.7mm x 13.8mm) that is approximately "seven to twelve times larger" than the sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras (with a pixel...

  • Sigma SD15   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sigma SD15 review

    By 4 October 2010

    Sigma is best known among photography enthusiasts for its third party lenses and accessories, principally for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, and competently made and fairly priced they are too. Back in 2002, however, it decided that it wanted to produce...

  • Sigma SD1 eyes on
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    Sigma SD1 eyes on

    By 22 September 2010

    If you like a high megapixel count in your digital SLR then Sigma has got you covered. It's just announced the launch of the Sigma SD1 - a digital SLR camera that packs a 46 megapixel 24 x 16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The flagship of the company's...

  • Sigma SD1: The 46 megapixel DSLR
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    Sigma SD1: The 46 megapixel DSLR

    By 21 September 2010

    If you like a high megapixel count in your digital SLR then Sigma has got you covered. It has just announced the launch of the Sigma SD1, a digital SLR camera that packs a 46 megapixel 24 x 16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The flagship of the company's...

  • Sigma DP2s digital camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sigma DP2s digital camera review

    By 26 April 2010

    Sigma's DP2s is a high-end 14.6-megapixel compact aimed at the enthusiast and updates the original DP2. Improvements have been made but some quirks from its predecessor remain. The Sigma DP2s has almost an identical spec to its forbear, the DP2, and it...

  • Sigma DP1x hands-on
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    Sigma DP1x hands-on

    By 8 March 2010

    Following the launch of the Sigma DP1x at PMA in Las Vegas, the company has thrown it on a plane to Blighty allowing us to come along with a camera and snap the goods. Still in "prototype" development we managed to get a quick fondle of the new model,...

  • Sigma reveals SD15 DSLR camera
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    Sigma reveals SD15 DSLR camera

    By 23 February 2010

    Sigma has rolled out an upgrade to its SD14 digital SLR camera. The SD15 has been announced at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, and adds SD card compatibility, as well as promising a particularly durable shutter mechanism. Inside,...

  • Sigma launches DP1x and DP2s compact cameras
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    Sigma launches DP1x and DP2s compact cameras

    By 23 February 2010

    At the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Sigma has revealed a pair of compact digital cameras that are able to shoot in RAW format as well as the more standard JPEG. There's the DP1x and the DP2s. The DP1x is an upgrade from the DP1,...

  • Sigma DP2 digital camera  review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sigma DP2 digital camera review

    By 1 September 2009

    Best known for its excellent lenses, Sigma continues to plough a unique furrow when it comes to the sensors placed in its DSLRs and compacts; in the case of the DP2, which logically follows the DP1, a triple layered Foveon X3 chip. The different layers...

  • Sigma DP2 now available in the UK
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    Sigma DP2 now available in the UK

    By 14 May 2009

    Last September, Sigma announced its DP2 digi compact camera. As Pocket-lint reported at the time, it has a 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, True II image processing engine, and records in RAW as well as JPEG format. Sigma's claim for the new compact is that it is capable...

  • Sigma confirms price rises
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    Sigma confirms price rises

    By 29 January 2009

    Sigma has announced it will increase its prices on all products on 1 February, blaming "currency fluctuations" for the hike. The specific reason was the very weak pound compared to the "unusually strong yen" - a devaluation of around 40% - which has caused...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

    By 19 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's...

  • Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950
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    Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950

    By 18 December 2008

    Got a spare grand kicking around to splash on a swanky handset? No, us neither, but there are folk out there who might like to know that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is on sale in the UK now for a shade under that. Online retailer eXpansys is offering the...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

    By 5 December 2008

    Today's Christmas bargain takes the form of an 8GB iPod nano that's offered for a shade under £70. One of eXpansys' one-day special offers, the price drop is only available between 11am and 4pm today - and only via the links below - so you'll need to...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio

    By 1 December 2008

    In the first of our Credit Crunch Christmas gift suggestions, we are bringing you news of an offer from online retailer eXpansys that sees £55 off the cost of a WowWee Rovio mobile Wi-Fi webcam robot. However, you'll have to be quick smart about it if...

  • Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon
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    Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

    By 11 November 2008

    Sigma has bought the company that has built the chips for all of its digital compact and DSLR cameras. Foveon became known for its three layer, X3, image sensor technology, which Sigma has used most recently in its 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR, which was launched...

  • UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop
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    UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop

    By 26 September 2008

    Hot bargain shopping news for Pocket-lint readers, from 11am 'til 4pm today, etailer eXpansys is offering a Asus Eee PC 701 Surf in white for £117.99 including VAT. Follow the link below between the set times for the special price if you want to make...

  • Sigma announces DP2 digi compact
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    Sigma announces DP2 digi compact

    By 23 September 2008

    Just as 2 years ago, Sigma announced a new DSLR and a new compact at the biennial Photokina tradeshow, this year's event has seen updates of both models. The SD14 has now been followed by the SD15, and, on the digital compact front, the DP1 now has a...

  • Sigma unveils its fourth DSLR - the SD15
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    Sigma unveils its fourth DSLR - the SD15

    By 23 September 2008

    It was nearly 2 years ago to the day that Sigma unveiled its 14-megapixel SD14 DSLR at the Photokina tradeshow. This week, the event is again kicking off in Cologne, and Sigma has used the occasion to announce a new addition to its DSLR line-up of four...