The Sigma SD14 Digital SLR 14.7 MegaPixel camera uses the innovative, Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor that is capable of detecting red, green and blue light at every single pixel. The colors produced by this three-layered image sensor, which works like photographic film, create high definition images, rich in gradation and with impressive three-dimensional detail. There's absolutely no loss or distortion of the optical data which is transformed into a faithful image, with no omissions. The SD14 Digital SLR camera features four JPEG recording modes, a large and bright pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, a built-in flash with a Guide Number of 11, 5-point AF system, a large 2.5" 150,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor as well as a user friendly design. The durable shutter mechanism has a lifespan of over 100,000 cycles, and is ideal for the demands of professional digital photography.