updated 10:10 am EST, Fri February 15, 2008
Sigma DP1 Pricing
Sigma today set pricing for its long-delayed DP1 high-end compact camera. Set to launch worldwide in the spring, the camera will now be priced in Sigma's UK home at a minimum £550 ($1,083) including tax for the standard version and £600 ($1,181) for a version that bundles a hot-shoe mounted digital viewfinder for photographers who prefer composing shots in a similar fashion to a digital SLR.
The pricing reflects the nature of the camera, according to Sigma. Though not much larger than a point-and-shoot model and sharing a fixed lens, the DP1 uses a 14-megapixel Foveon sensor that matches the size of most DSLRs and which purportedly provides similarly rich colors. The camera is also capable of shooting in RAW, provides advanced metering, and room for a hot-shoe flash as well as the viewfinder.
Pricing for the camera in the US has yet to be revealed, although the actual cost of Sigma's camera is expected to reach below the British price. [via DPReview]