Sigma SD1 Review

 
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Model Name: Sigma SD1 Merrill  
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General
Model Number: SD1 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $2299.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-06-01
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 28.1 oz (796 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.7 x 4.5 x 3.1 in.
(146 x 114 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3 
Total Megapixels: 15.4
Effective Megapixels: 14.8 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: Full Color 
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4704 x 3136 (14.8 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2336 x 1568 (3.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG , RAW (.X3F), RAW + JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: SIGMA SA bayonet 
Kit Lens: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 75 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.90x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/22 (W/T) 
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 77mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Phase-detection with 11-point Twin Cross AF Sensor; Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual 
Face Detection: No 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; Pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.95x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1.5 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 77-segment Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Center Area, Spot Metering; EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 : ISO100)  
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: S-TTL (17mm lens angle covered)  
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent. 
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant:  
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: No 
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant:  
DPOF Compliant:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional RS-31 IR Wireless, CR-21 Wired 
Other Connection: Wired Remote, DC Input jacks 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-21 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-21 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Software
Included Software: Sigma Photo Pro 5.0 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 46-megapixel 23.5 x 15.7mm APS-C full-color sensor, weather-resistant magnesium alloy body, dual "TRUE II" image processing engines, 11-point Twin Cross AF sensor, CompactFlash Type 1 with UDMA support.  

 


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