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Sigma SD1
5.6 out of 10

Sigma SD1

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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
10 April 2012
  • Summary: The SD1 is a no-frills SLR with a very basic feature set that offers exceptional image quality at low ISOs (100-400). However, it's let down by slow file write times and erratic control behaviour during this process.
  • Pros: Exceptional image quality at low ISO, especially in Raw mode, Very good build quality (including weatherproofing), Straightforward operation, with external controls for all key functions, Large, clear viewfinder, Excellent grip, extremely comfortable to shoot for extended sessions, Near-perfect i...
  • Cons: Extremely slow file write speeds, with erratic control behaviour while writing, Poor image quality at high ISO, with green and purple colour blotching in shadows, Evaluative metering somewhat prone to highlight clipping, Overly-conservative highlight clipping warning (can encourage underexposure)...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma SD1 Merrill

PhotographyBLOG
11 December 2012
  • Summary: We were really excited to get hold of the Sigma SD1 Merrill, 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 rain.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Review

ePHOTOzine
13 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Sigma believe they hold the key to the ultimate image quality, the Foveon X3 sensor, recording 3 colours at every pixel does this camera deliver? Joshua Waller finds out.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma SD1

PhotographyBLOG
6 December 2011
  • Summary: 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 rain.
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