A digital rangefinder…a digital compact camera with SLR quality…it’s actually coming! (although it’s not quite a rangefinder). Remember my post about a digital compact worth owning? Well as far as I am concerned there still is no digital compact worth owning but…the Sigma DP1 is almost here after a truckload of delays!

The Sigma DP1 now looks like this without the viewfinder (picture from dpreview.com) and really is pocket-sized:

sigma-dp1

It will quite possibly be a bit of a revolution in digital imaging! A pocket size camera with a Sigma SD14 Foveon sensor giving you SLR quality images is no small feat!

It’s absolutely perfect as a backup camera and a camera for discreet street photography and situations where it’s not practical to bring your DSLR + 5 kilos worth of lenses, gear, tripods etc.

DPreview.com has heaps more info:

Price of the DP1 confirmed at 550 UK pounds

Sigma DP1 beta picture gallery

Sigma announces Spring 2008 release date for DP1

The official Sigma DP1 website: http://www.sigma-dp1.com/

A Flickr gallery showing you photos of the DP1 – notice how small it actually is.

Someday soon Canon will announce a successor to the 5D and of course I’ll buy that, it’ll hopefully have the 14-bit 21 megapixel sensor from the the 1dsMkIII – but this Sigma camera is the one I’m really excited about!
I want one of these before my next photo trip!

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  1. Ranjay Mitra 13 years ago

    While everyones moving forward, I tend to retrace back to TLRs. Last week I was looking for Seagull TLR (now available for about 130 USD) in New York, New and completely warranted.

    Cheers
    Ranjay
    http://www.photoduniya.com/

  2. Flemming Bo Jensen 13 years ago

    Nice gallery! I'm sorta dedicated to the digital format now so the only film cameras I would buy would be panoramic – Hasselblad Xpan and my dream camera, a 6x17cm pano camera!

  3. Yves 13 years ago

    I am waiting for this camera just as you! This looks like the first pocketable camera worth shooting quality shots with. I was so impressed with the sharpness and file quality of the dpreview shots, although a bit less about some tone shifts towards yellow. Hopefully this is only due to the beta nature of the camera.