Sigma SD1 test shots posted!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 14:31 EDT)
We've just posted a full set of test shots from a production-level Sigma SD1, straight from the lab!
The SD1 is Sigma's first entry into the enthusiast DSLR market, and includes a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, and a newly developed APS-C sized Foveon X3 image sensor which is quite a bit larger than those used in past Foveon DSLRs. The new sensor in the SD1 outputs images with 14.8 megapixel (4,704 x 3,136 pixel) resolution -- an almost 80% increase in linear resolution as compared to the previous generation Foveon chip used in Sigma's SD15 DSLR.
Other significant features of the Sigma SD1 include dual TRUE II ("Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine") image processors, a new 11-point, twin cross-type, phase detection autofocus sensor, a pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, and UDMA compatible Type-I CompactFlash storage.
For more details, read our SD1 preview and visit the Sigma SD1 Samples page for the images we've shot, including links to select RAW files. (Note that our EXIF display is not reporting shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation correctly on the thumbnails page. We're looking into a fix.)