The new Sigma SD1 Merrill is available now as several buyers reported receiving them in the last few days. Together with the camera Sigma issued a couple of updates.
It seems that the SD1 Merrill and the original SD1 have differently numbered firmware versions. And that version 1.0 on the Merrill is feature wise the same as the v1.05 on the original SD1.
Both Sigma Photo Pro and Sigma Capture Pro have been updated to support the SD1 Merrill.
Firmware update SD1
Benefits of the firmware update
- It is not necessary to run “Update Lens Information” in order to update the lens information in the camera.
- Accuracy of Auto Focus is improved.
- Accuracy of evaluative metering is improved in the backlight or low light conditions.
- Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.
Special site http://sigma-sd.com/ updated for SD1 Merrill
Including a new Sample Gallery: http://sigma-sd.com/SD1Merrill/sample-photo/