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Sigma SD1
5.2 out of 10

Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1 The Sigma SD1 is a digital SLR that supports Read more

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Interchangeable lens SLR Camera
Storage Media
Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)
Image Sensor Size
23.5mm x 15.7mm
Lens Mount
SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses
SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Angle of View
Equivalent to approx 1.5x the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor
Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Number of Pixels
Total Pixels 48 MP (4,800x3,200x3 layers)
Aspect Ratio
3 : 2
Still Image Format
Exif 2.3, DCF2.0
Image Recording Format
Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low)
Capture File Size
RAW High Approx 45 MB (4704x3136x3) Medium Approx 24 MB (3264x2176x3) Low Approx 12 MB (2336x1568x3) JPEG High Fine: Approx 10 MB (4704x3136) Normal: Approx 5.6 MB (4704x3136) Basic: Approx 4.3 MB (4704s3136) Medium Fine: Approx 5 MB (3264x2176) Normal: Approx 2.7 MB (3264x2176) Basic: Approx 2 MB (3264x2176) Low Fine: Approx 2.5 MB (2336x1568) Normal: Approx 1.4 MB (2336x1568) Basic: Approx 1 MB (2336x1568)
Continuous shooting speed
High: 5 frames/sec, Medium: 6 frames/sec, Low: 6 frames/sec
Continuous Buffer
High: Max 7 frames, Medium: Max 14 frames, Low: Max 14 frames
USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Color Mode
7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification
0.95 x (50mm F1.4-infinity)
Eye point
Diopter Adjustment Range
-3dpt to + 1.5dpt
Auto Focus Type
TTL phase difference detection system
AF Operating Range
EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode
Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point Selection
Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Metering Systems
77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
Metering Range
EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 ISO100)
Exposure Control System
(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Exposure Compensation
±3EV (in 1/3 steps)
Auto Bracketing
Three or Five frames (in 1/3 steps, Appropriate Exposure- Under Exposure- Over Exposure)
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 – 30 sec. + bulb (up to 30 sec., with Extended Mode: 2min.)
External Flash Synchronization
Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Built-in flash
Manual Pop up Built-in Flash, GN11  (17mm lens angle covered)
LCD Monitor
Type: TFT color 3.0” LCD monitor, LCD pixels approx.: 460,000
Reviewing Images
Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
LCD Monitor Language
Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian
Power Source
Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
145.5mm/5.7"(W) X113.5mm/4.4"(H) X 80.0mm/3.1"(D)
700g/24.7oz (without batteries and card)
SD15 Accessories
Li-Ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery charge BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD1 Instruction Manual
Release Date
First seen
21 September 2010