Two weeks ago, I reported about an mFT-camera with interchangeable lenses that Sigma is said to be working on according to rumors on Sigma-Rumors.com. At that time, I thought it was unlikely for Sigma to commit itself to a smaller sensor-format with a potential MILC. Only Nikon 1 system cameras (that are equipped with a 1” sensor) have even smaller sensors than mFT. As I’m active in a lot in different forums, I know that many Foveon fans wish for a Sigma system camera with a bigger sensor. “Bigger” refers to full frame, since the current Foveon, at work in the SD1M reflex camera and the DP Merrill compact cameras, is only a degree smaller (APS-C). What is expected of the bigger chip is either more resolution or perceptibly better noise performance at unchanged resolution, but I am rather given to the latter. As matters stand, it is almost certain that Sigma will present a MILC in 2014.
Sigma DP with an added mount by third party craftsmen
With reference to own sources, both mirrorlessrumors.com as well as 43rumors.com confirmed the rumor since my last post. What is uncertain is only whether there will be a mFT-, APS-C or full frame sensor. I’d find it especially funny if Sigma announced its full frame MILC before Canon and Nikon present theirs. 😛