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Sigma SD14
4.8 out of 10

Sigma SD14

The SD14, powered by the 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct-image sen Read more

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Overall 8
7.5
Performance 6
6.0

Sigma SD14 - Digital Camera Review

Bright Hub
31 October 2008
  • Summary: Since the announcement of the SD15, Sigma's SD14 digital SLR has dropped in price, leaving it a viable option as an entry-level DSLR option. Find out its strengths, weaknesses, and quirks in this review!
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Overall 8
7.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Sigma SD14 Review

What Digital Camera
4 June 2007
  • Summary: We don’t mind that the SD14’s specification isn’t groundbreaking because what’s on offer is all you need to take a photograph. There aren’t the distractions of scene modes or features that you’ll never use or need, making this camera the closest thing to a ‘manual’ DSLR that we are likely to see and...
  • Pros: Build quality, design, dust protector
  • Cons: Weak autofocus, poor LCD, poor high-resolution JPEGs, inconsistent white balance
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Sigma SD14

digicambuyer.co.uk
1 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The Foveon X3 sensor adds a lot to image quality, but the handling and envelope of operation is too narrow compared to its rivals
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 5
5.0
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 5
5.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
25 November 2007
  • Summary: You could fill a page with the SD14's flaws. You could criticise its unsophisticated handling, the clumsy colour control and the noise at higher ISOs settings. But in the right conditions this camera produces image quality that you simply can't get from a conventional sensor.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma SD14 DSLR camera

Pocket Lint
29 August 2007
  • Pros: Low ISO image quality, Colour rendition, Ease of use, RAW image quality
  • Cons: Performance, Hi-ISO image quality, Hi-ISO colour skew, Chunky design, Misleading resolution, AF foibles, JPEG compression/interpolation issues, Lack of sharpness in “SuperHi” (interpolated) resolution mode
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma SD14 Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
31 July 2007
  • Summary: How does the unique Foveon X3 sensor measure up to the competition?
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Overall 8
7.8

Sigma SD14 reviewed

ePHOTOzine
31 May 2007
  • Summary: Designed for the experienced photographer, the SD14 is, thankfully, free of preset scene modes but does have designated settings for things like Mirror-up, 2sec self timer with auto mirror up and a 10sec self timer, which are all useful.
  • Pros: Simple operation, Uncluttered menu, Superb image quality, JPEG option now included, Useful on-board flash, Sensible battery system, Improved software is backwards compatible
  • Cons: Buffer fills up after six shots, Write speeds a little slow (restricting frame-rate), No RAW plus JPEG option, Start-up time slower than previously, Focus system fairly basic, JPEG images noisy at ISO100
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma SD14 review

TechRadar UK
9 May 2007
  • Summary: Foveon - a technology we may be hearing a lot more from
  • Pros: Image quality can be astounding
  • Cons: Unsophisticated handling Clumsy colour control Noise at higher ISO settings
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