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Model Name: Sigma SD14 
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General
Model Number: SD14
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $1199.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 24.7 oz (700 g)
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 in.
(144 x 107 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3
Effective Megapixels: 4.6
Sensor Format: 0.98 inch
Sensor size: 285.66mm2 (20.70mm x 13.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 7.84 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Not needed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2640 x 1760 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
1776 x 1184 (2.1 MP, 3:2),
1296 x 864 (1.1 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.X3F)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sigma SA bayonet
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: Varies with lens
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 5-point phase-difference detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 150,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800,1600* (Extended mode)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 8 segment evaluative, Center, Center weighted average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: S-TTL
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.X3F)
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed,FireWire
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: RS-31 Wireless, CR-21 Wired
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Sigma Photo Pro 3.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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