• Sigma SD1
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Based on 7 scores, 16 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Medium-format color and resolution at a DSLR price

Cons:

  • Doesn’t offer live view or video capture capabilities Share & EnjoyShareTweet Author: Kevin Ames Kevin Ames is a well-known commercial digital photographer who has written several Photoshop and photography books, including The Digital Photographers

Expert reviews and ratings

By RegHardware on 75

So what’s the final word? Is the Sigma SD1 worth the premium price tag it carries and the attention of professional and enthusiast photographers? There is actually no definitive answer to these questions. For landscape and studio photographers the...

By Layers Magazine on 90

Medium-Format Resolution in a DSLR The latest DSLR camera from Sigma Corporation is the SD1 Merrill, named for Richard “Dick” Merrill, inventor of the X3F CMOS chip, which uses a type of layering that splits light into red, green, and blue...

By Pocket-lint on 60

The SD1’s poor high ISO results, unpredictable auto white balance, lack of live view and slow processing make it one to avoid for the casual user. But pros in the know will be impressed with the rich colour and staggering detail possible at ISO...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The Sigma SD1 is capable of taking some gorgeous photos with excellent detail at the pixel level, however to get the best from the camera it is necessary to take everything as RAW and process the files. While you can shoot JPEG images, due to the...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

The SD1’s impressive sensor technology puts this camera up in the big leagues with other pro camera kits. Although image quality and size is incredible there are still a few areas that could be improved.Overall Our provides the latest...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

We were really excited to get hold of the Sigma SD1, it's a lovely camera to hold and you can feel the workmanship that's gone into it. The magnesium alloy body ensures rigidity and the weather sealing means you don't have to rush out of the...

By The Luminous Landscape on

I like the SD1 – a lot. It's quirky and annoying, has truly awful raw software, and the slow write-times and unresponsiveness during card writing cause a lot of teeth gnashing. But, the image quality is superb (colour accuracy - not so much at the...

By The Luminous Landscape on

Sigma is known primarily as a lens maker, and their lenses line varies from mid-range consumer to very well regarded semi-pro and pro-grade glass. It will clearly be an important consideration for any photographer contemplating the purchase of an SD1 to...

By Digital Photography Review on

Sigma SD1 Hands-on Preview May 2011 | Richard Butler The SD1 created a great deal of interest at Photokina 2010. Having used Foveon's original 4.7x3MP sensor in its SD and DP series of cameras, Sigma bought the sensor company in 2008 and instructed...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Sigmas Top-Modell SD1 Merrill schneidet in Sachen Bildqualität sehr gut ab, allerdings verschlechtern die bekannten Kritikpunkte wie langsame Signalverarbeitung und Autofokus sowie der schlechte interne JPEG-Konverter das...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Die Sigma SD1 ist eine echte Profi-Kamera. Als Flaggschiff der digitalen Spiegelreflexkameras von Sigma verfügt sie über ein solides Gehäuse, mit dem sie auch bei Wind und Wetter jederzeit verwendbar ist. Prunkstück dieser Kamera ist...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Nach Punkten gewinnt die EOS 5D Mark II den Test vor der D700. Im Vergleich zur Nikon ist die höhere Auflösung der Canon entscheidend. Doch zeigen die besseren Texturwerte der Nikon, dass auch bei RAW-Bildern die Nikon-Signalverarbeitung...

International Review By Focus Numérique on

Avec son nouveau capteur FOVEON X3 de 15 Mpx, le reflex Sigma SD1 est attendu au virage. Si les précédents modèles (tous les DPxx) ont été critiqués pour leur faible définition spatiale (environ 4 Mpx...), le nouveau reflex apporte un accroissement...

International Review By Foto-News on 96

Dieser Test enthält nur die Gesamtnote der Sigma...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Mit den SD1 bringt Sigma nicht bloß das nächs­te Modell: der exklusive Foveon-Dreischicht-Sensor bleibt, aber Auflösung und Fläche steigen deutlich an. Sigma hat auf Kritik reagiert und Ausstattungsdetails wie Sucher und Monitor...

International Review By Betabuzz on

Die Sigma SD1 ist eine digitale Spiegelreflexkamera für professionelle Anwender im Agentur- und Fotostudio-Bereich.Dafür spricht vor allem die unglaubliche Auflösung: Das Gerät weist einen 46-Megapixel (entspricht 4.800 × 3.200...