Sigma’s latest digital SLR, the SD15, will not be ready until the summer, according to the firm’s US marketing manager Thomas G Sobey.

And though the firm’s long-awaited high-end compact, the DP2, is due to arrive in the US later this month, we understand that UK availability is still several months away.

Sobey told Amateur Photographer that modifications to the imaging processor are largely responsible for the delays to the launch of both cameras.

The SD15 will house the same 14-million-pixel Foveon X3 imaging sensor employed in Sigma’s current SD14 model.

It will incorporate a new True II image processing engine and 3in LCD monitor.

Key differences of the DP2 over the DP1 include a 24.2mm f/2.8 lens.

The fixed focal length optic delivers the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 41mm lens (the DP1 features a fixed 28mm (f/4) equivalent lens).

The DP2 uses the same Foveon X3 direct imaging sensor as deployed on the new SD15 DSLR and DP1 compact.

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