Sigma SD15 Review

 
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Model Name: Sigma SD15 
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General
Model Number: SD15 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price:  
Street Price: $960.24
Date Available: 2010-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 24.0 oz (680 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 in.
(144 x 107 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3 
Total Megapixels: 4.8
Effective Megapixels: 4.7 
Sensor Format: 0.98" 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.98"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.7
Color Filter Type: Full Color 
Self-Cleaning:  
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2640 x 1760 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
2640 x 1485 (3.9 MP, 16:9),
1872 x 1248 (2.3 MP, 3:2),
1312 x 880 (1.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.X3F) 
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: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-point phase-difference detection 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.9x mag. 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-200), Auto with Flash (100-400), 50*, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200* (*Extended mode)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
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: 77-segment Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Center Area, Spot 
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; Forced On, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description:  
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: Microdrive / SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out:  
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed, FireWire
PictBridge Compliant:  
DPOF Compliant:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: RS-31 Wireless, CR-21 Wired 
Other Connection: DC input 
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: 250
Software
Included Software: Sigma Photo Pro 4.0 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 14MP Foveon X3 Sensor, True II Processor. 

 


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