Sigma has no plans for a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

In a recent interview with the Chinese website Xitek, Sigma confirmed that they do not have plans to develop a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The company will concentrate on producing lenses, DSLR and compact cameras.

This contradicts with a previous statement made by Sigma in 2010.

In early 2012 Sigma announced the 46MP DP1 and DP2 Merrill cameras that use the same sensor as the SD1.

Sigma already announced their first 30mm f/2.8 EX DN and 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses for mirrorless cameras (Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount).

Image sourceXitek

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  • pointshooter

    Canon did not have any mirrorless plans half a year ago eighter. ;)
    So it will come it’s just a matter of when. :)

    • Curtis

      Canon had plans for a mirrorless camrea when the E-pl2 got released, they just didn’t tell the public until later, you think that they can make a camera in 6 months? are you crazy?… it takes over 2 years to create a compact point and shoot.

    • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

      you just don’t know sigma

      no plans = in 10 years available
      announced = in 5 years available
      released = in 2 years available for price nobody would buy, in 3 years available but nobody buys at anyway

  • Rob. S.

    This is not the first time that Sigma’s deeds or statements would contradict earlier statements. Must have been 2009 or so when they announced (and confirmed by personal e-mail upon my inquiry) that they’d offer the complete lens lineup with Four Thirds mount within one year’s time. What really happened was that Sigma slowly phased out even those Four Thirds lenses they already had, there are none left by now. There even had been a statement about a possibility of a Sigma-made Four Thirds camera, back then…

  • dacian

    every company says they don’t plan to release a certain product and then they pop up with it :)

  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

    It could also just be a case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. Or a spokesperson Could also be simply a poor translation.

  • amien

    Sigma FF Rangefinder : THIS would be a game changer, especially if they include video

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      The upcoming Leica M10 is rumored to have video.

      • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

        Im not sure that Leica video would really be S.O.T.A, but rather afterthought.

  • Mike

    They should just announce it now anyway. In plans or not. It will take them 3 years to come to market anyway. >:-)

  • beavis

    Sigma is the worst photo company in the world, with worst marketing/PR, but with best possible concept in Foveon. Soon or later Foveon is going to die with this attitude. Is it so difficult to make usable software or at least Lightroom support for Merrills? Is it so difficult to develop balanced sensor, with sensible megapixel count to be able to work in low light with high ISO, preserving previous smooth tonal and wide dynamic range? Is it so difficult to make an expensive camera as fast as Panasonics compacts? Is it so difficult to make mirrorless DP serie interchangeable? Is it so difficult to implement HD video with Foveon and reach automatically best possible video quality ever? Is it so difficult to listen to customers, think with open eyes and work hard on innovations? F**k you, Sigma leaders! I pray for Panasonic to bring it´s patent of sensor with no interpolation to life…

    • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

      Last time I checked, Lightroom is by Adobe. How is that Sigma’s fault? Adobe should be able to get these cameras and create their own profiles. It would be in Sigma’s interest to support Adobe, given the popularity of the software but it shouldn’t stop Adobe.

      “Is it so difficult to develop balanced sensor, with sensible megapixel count to be able to work in low light with high ISO, preserving previous smooth tonal and wide dynamic range? ”

      Doesn’t sound like you know anything about this stuff, sorry. Get back to the hole you call dpreview and stay there.

  • SigmaLOL

    Sigma MD1 MSRP: $6999.99

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