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Sigma-sd1.33188158
6.3 out of 10

Sigma SD1

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

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Great Photos, but NOT a 'Snapshot Camera' by any means!

William Wilgus, Amazon
18 March 2014
  • Summary: Disclosure: I own and use four Sigma DSLR camera models and lenses exlusively. No 'casual' photographer should consider Sigma cameras unless they're willing to take the time and effort to learn how to use them. Like many things, you can't just pick up Sigmas, start taking pictures, and get great results. Once you've learned, you'll be able to get wonderful pictures, but those shots will require some post-processing skill.
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Overall 10
10

Love this camera. Love the Foveon sensor

Greg Neidballa, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: A great price for the current top of the line Sigma camera. The Foveon sensor is unique to Sigma cameras. Take a look at the images produced and understand the strengths and limitations. If your photographic style suits the strengths of this camera then definitely take a look at these cameras at this price. $1580 for the SD1 Merrill body plus the 17-50mm EX lens is an extremely good value in my judgment.
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THE SHARPEST

none, B&H Photo
11 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I USE SONY AND NIKON….I went to a sigma shoot and used this camera with their 24-70mm f2.8 lens…..l was astounded, i have never experienced such total clarity……….lf i wasn't heavily invested with the other brands i would have bought into Sigma's SD 1 Merrill……..
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Not a thing
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Overall 10
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Incredible level of details

X3Man, B&H Photo
4 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Owning this camera for a year, now, I am very impressed with the level of details this camera can produce. At the price it is selling now, the IQ\price ratio is hard to beat. The IQ is up to the level of semi-pro cameras from the Canikon world. Of course, the camera features do not compare with those find on these higher priced cameras, but if you don't mind working a bit harder for your photos (while taking the photo and in post-production), you will be astonished...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality
  • Cons: Noisy At High ISO
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User Review

Foveonforever, DP Review
2 May 2013
  • Excerpt: In a first time excuse me for my bad english wrtitten... i'm a french old professionnal photographer and i used more than half of my career the argentic system...  When i used for the first time the numeric sensors  i had to see that the colors are not really precise when you compare them to the natural subtilities  of colors of skins, flowers, , differents of greens  for the grass for exemple..
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User Review

Foveonforever, DP Review
2 May 2013
  • Excerpt: In a first time excuse me for my bad english wrtitten... i'm a french old professionnal photographer and i used more than half of my career the argentic system...  When i used for the first time the numeric sensors  i had to see that the colors are not really precise when you compare them to the natural subtilities  of colors of skins, flowers, , differents of greens  for the grass for exemple..
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Fantastic Foveon Quality

Stateless, B&H Photo
17 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Up until the SD1 I primarily shot medium format film cameras for my personal work, and used a Sony A900 for commercial work. I do photography to make images, not to use cameras, so the image quality is my most important concern. The current crop of DSLRs and MF digital backs really don't cut it for me, and until recently I had resigned to sticking with film.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Quiet
  • Cons: Small LCD Screen
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Dick Merrill will be smiling

Aussie Nick, B&H Photo
21 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I still own my SD9, SD14 and SD15 and get great pictures from them under the right conditions but my new SD1 is a much improved and forgiving camera The pictures produced are fantastic in both detail and depth colour I have always shot in RAW and tweeked in SPP (and can still get 400 shots per 16G card) PRO: incredible IQ 3D effect especially when shooting clouds and landscapes the grip of the SD1 is comfortable but takes a little getting used to CON: fairly heavy but so...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization
  • Cons: Noisy At High ISO, Poor In Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Pro Quality Compact SLR

Great White North, B&H Photo
20 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Based on my test photos this camera will be perfect for landscape photography. It is fairly light wait even with a 18-250mm lens. I'm looking forward to hiking season.
  • Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization
  • Cons: Poor In Low Light
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Sigma SD1 Merrill

By anonymous, PriceGrabber
21 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Great camera, best price is with Clifton Cameras, buy the kit it comes with the Sigma DC OS HSM 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 mk11 lens Lowest price 1599
  • Pros: Great camera
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