People are calling like crazy asking – Did you see? Did you see?? And NO I didn’t!! :O I’m on my way down now and I WILL see!! :D (I hope)
What’s your initial reaction to this mighty beast? – 46MP!!!!
My highlights made on Ferry to Denmark.. (updated)
Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)
That would be the fastest possible cards would work – and most likely this camera will have be able to save lots of data per second and that will be so necessary.
Image Sensor Size 24 x 16mm (1.5x APS-C)
This will possibly be the biggest APS-C sensor out there – it’s exactly 1.5x crop factor and 34% larger than current SD14/15 sensor – the Nikons has smaller and what they called 1.5 is actually something like 1.53x. What this gives us is two things – Larger images and possibly sharper images as a full frame version would have been harder to get sharp enough to resolve the amount of detail possible by the sensor. My own dream size would be 1.3x as it’s WIDE and still working with most APS prepared lenses.
Effective Pixels 46MP (4,800×3,200×3 layers)
That IS Medium Format resolution – a sensor that has LESS noise than Sigmas sensors today and they’re trying to extend shutter speed to fit lanscapes photographers. (whatever that means) . Higher ISO, like ISO1600 will have much improved noise – if what I gather in bit’s and pieces around the booth is true.
AF Point 11 points twin cross sensor
Not much to say here – AF will improve, usability will improve.
LCD Monitor • 3.0″ TFT colour LCD monitor Approx. 460,000 Pixels
For those who don’t know – the LCD on the SD15 is VERY GOOD! And this is the same one! It’s brighter than, say Canon 5D mark2 and very colorful. Now what I want is some type of LiveView function too. :D
Weather sealed (O-ring)
This is a biggie! This camera will be a number one choice for nature photographers and weather sealing is a must. lots of lenses will come out that will be weather sealed. The new 120-300 2.8 OS is among the first.
Micro AF adjustments in menu (THIS ONE IS HUGE!!!)
And finally one of my absolutely favorite features! And I so much hope this one to be correct as it’s in the menues now and I hope it stays there! A sensor with this many pixels will HAVE to be precisely focussed because a tiny bit off will be seen soooo clear. One of the main requested features from ME .. hehe
And the design!! It looks great! Like a more manly version of sd15 :)
I can’t wait to get my hands on this camera – it’s just such a wonderful start on my journey to Photokina! And those lenses!! 150mm 2.8 OS!! And the mighty 120-300 2.8 also with OS! (optical stabilizer)! I thought Sigma would only release the DP1x but man I was wrong!!