UnicornCam Update

November 30, 2007

In Imponderable Decisive Moment Compact Camera Challenges I talked about a digital camera I call the UnicornCam. This mythical beast marries a digital SLR sized imaging sensor with a compact camera body to achieve a type of photographic nirvana.

One camera that gave hope to the UnicornCam enthusiasts was the announced but unreleased Sigma DP1.

Today, Sigma announced that the DP1 has entered alpha testing and the final specifications will differ than those previously announced.

After a careful evaluation, we found that the image processing pipeline we had developed for the DP1 was not ideal for achieving the best image quality as it was intended for the faster image processing speed, and we needed to make major revisions to it. At that time we had a choice between compromising image quality and moving forward or taking a different path. After long and sometimes intense discussions, we finally decided to change the entire image processing pipeline. When we decided to change the entire image processing pipeline, we also decided to return to the simple and original product concept of “a camera with the best still image quality in a compact body” and dedicate all of our DP1 development resources to that concept. Because of this change, we had to change some of the specifications that we had announced.

The final specifications will be released at a later time. I’m guessing that the APS sized sensor is gone.


2 Responses to “UnicornCam Update”

  1. Anil Says:

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  2. Lam Says:

    I definitely rnmcmoeed Personalized Boutique (www.personalizedboutique.com) I had them do my two-finger ring in rose gold and I never take it off! I get tons of compliments and it takes less than a day to get used to the feel of it. I don’t feel limited in it one bit. Lauren Conrad got her ring made at 14 Karat in Beverly Hills, but they quoted me $500 for the rose gold version. Personalized Boutique did the same ring for approx $280. The one on etsy is pretty cute too, but it’s not personalized.

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