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, but alas weren't allowed to take any photos of the menu system in action.

The DP1x is an upgrade from the DP1, launched in March 2008. It has a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 image sensor, and Sigma's TRUEII image processing engine.

Inside, there's a 16.6mm F4 lens which has been designed solely for the DP1 series and the autofocus algorithm and UI have been tweaked a little over the DP1.

The bad news is that currently Sigma isn't giving out pricing or availability at the moment.