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Sigma SD15

  • Sigma SD15
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By Photo Review Australia on 85

It's taken a while for Sigma's SD15 to reach the market. First displayed at Photokina 2008 and then officially announced as a successor to the SD14 on 20 February, 2010, the SD15 has only just gone on sale locally. It offers a few updates to its...

By Photo.net on

The Sigma SD15 has three features, which are unique and which some may consider makes it better than most other (non-Sigma) DSLRs.It has a Foveon sensorIt has a sealed mirror boxIt can be used for IR and UV imagingOn the other hand, it lacks a number...

By Digital Arts Online on 60

With its bulky body trumpeting a semi-professional status, Sigma’s new digital SLR - the Sigma SD15 - offers 14.06 effective megapixels. But, because its unique sensor is triple layered, with one silicon-embedded layer of photodetectors each for...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

I've been following the development of the unique Foveon X3 sensor since its first appearance in the Sigma SD9 back in 2002. Sigma now owns the Foveon company, and has continued to use this innovative technology in its cameras, including the ...

By Pocket-lint on 70

A broader than average range of colour tones more important to you than pixel count and don’t regularly shoot above ISO400? Then the Sigma SD15 could be the DSLR for you. If you’re looking however for the best line up of spec for the money,...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Sigma's SD15 is an interesting, but slightly flawed camera. Picture quality can be something of a mixed bag - especially at higher ISOs - and its quirkiness will frustrate some users. It’s a love-hate DSLR....

By Good Gear Guide on 60

While we admire the innovation of an alternative sensor technology, the combination of below-expectation picture quality and poor control in everyday handling means this is a difficult camera to recommend. With a substantial price cut it could make a...

By PhotoRadar on 60

Some might see the Foveon X3 sensor as the SD15’s weak point, but it isn’t. It produces small files, true, but they have such astonishing clarity and sharpness that they are in fact a fair match for any regular APS-C format D-SLR.The lack of...

By CNET UK on 60

The Sigma SD15 is an oddly eccentric fourth attempt at a high-end digital SLR by a manufacturer still better known for its accessories. Good results are achievable, but, by golly, you have to work for...

By PhotographyBLOG on 60

Although less of an obvious odd fish than its forebears, the Sigma SD15 is still not an easy camera to deliver an unequivocal verdict on. But it's fair to say that, if your main aim when choosing which DSLR to buy is to find the best value all...

By Akihabara News on

To make things worse, Sigma announced a recall involving a certain number of SD15 due to photo quality issue and as today we are not able to find out if our sample was among these defective cameras or not. So, if you were expecting a thrilling review,...

International Review By Digital Foto for Alla on 82

Sigma hävdar att kameran har 14,4 megapixlar, men i praktiken är det en tredjedel av detta. Den tar 3,0 bilder i sekunden och har fem autofokus-punkter. Däremot spelar den inte in video, och den har inte någon live view-funktion....

International Review By Digital Foto Online on 82

Sigma hævder, at kameraet har 14,4 mio. pixels, men det er reelt en tredjedel. Det skyder 3,0 billeder i sekundet og har fem autofokus-punkter, men her er ingen mulighed for video og ingen live view-funktion, og det lyder ikke som specifikationerne...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Bei der Sigma SD15 handelt es sich um eine leicht verbesserte SD14. Der dreischichtige Foveon-Sensor und eine Auflösung, die einer guten 8-Mega­pixel-Kamera entspricht, sind geblieben, das Rauschen ist nun etwas höher. Die wichtigste...

International Review By Chip.de on 66

Der mehrschichtige CMOS-Bildsensor des Herstellers Foveon – heute zum Sigma-Konzern gehörend – wurde erstmals 2002 in der Sigma SD9 eingesetzt. Für Fotografen stellt er noch heute eine Besonderheit dar, über die nicht viel...

International Review By Foto-News on 98

Dieser Test enthält nur die Gesamtnote der Sigma SD15...