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5.5 out of 10

Sigma SD14

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

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Sigma SD14 review by BPederson

BPederson, slrgear.com
24 September 2009
  • Summary: I've seen MANY cameras that work poorer, the image sucks more, and the battery life is worse. I believe Sigma, with it's back-to-basics, ethic have manufactured a superb camera. The PROS easily out weigh any of the CONS you can come up with. When I was shopping for a camera years ago. I could have chosen anything. Why Sigma? I wanted a "no hassle" camera that just did what I wanted it to do. The images that go through the SPP software are easily tweaked.
  • Pros: Fantastic Images!
  • Cons: Poor battery life. Potential noise in some situations.
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Overall 10
10

best value

livagain1, B&H Photo
28 January 2009
  • Summary: The Foveon chip gives excellent color rendition, the built in flash is handy, camera is easy to use and I have made 13x19 prints with excellent sharpness (OK image size is only 12 x 18 but I have also cropped a smaller area of a 'larger ' print . This is the second sigma digital camera I owned ( previously owned a SD10 ). Would I like to see other features sure, I'd like interchangable finders ( I was weaned on an ExactaVX .
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Impressive

vitornut, B&H Photo
19 November 2008
  • Summary: I have took pictures in RAW mode with Minolta A2, Leica V-LUX 1 and SD14 is very best!!! Not only the colors but deep details too.
  • Pros: Color quality, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Quiet, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Sensor
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Overall 10
10

Sigma SD14 Digital SLR Camera

MichaelJ.James III, Rate it all!
26 October 2008
  • Summary: I own a Canon 5D and Nikon D3 and my Sigma SD14's image quality is on par with both of these cameras. However,... ... it does have a few shortfalls. Such as: 1. In low light conditions,... shadows will have "blotchy" noise and speckles of magenta compared to the same shot taken with a 5D/D3 at the same ISO settings. This can even happen in daylight conditions where there is a very wide dynamic range.
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Overall 10
10

Infrared!

Joseph H, B&H Photo
24 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought an SD14 [...] and the 18-50mm lens (from B&H!) exclusively for shooting IR. I suspect that the SD14 does take excellent "normal" photos at 100-200 ISO, but what it does really well is take excellent IR photos.Configuring the SD14 for IR photography is easy. You remove the lens, then remove the (fragile) "dust cover," which is also the camera's hot mirror. (Put the dust cover in something suitably protective, where it won't be broken or lost.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Battery life, Slow
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Overall 8
8.0

A patient RAW shooter's dream

DLJ, B&H Photo
15 August 2008
  • Summary: Former pro, held off moving to digital because the IQ was just not the same as film. The 'look' of even high-end digital is nice, but not as smooth. All my lenses were old Nikon A.I. mounts, so effectively useless, and I was starting again from scratch. Then I tried this model. Totally satisfied now, and, generally speaking, digital (with this camera) is now as good as film. However, this is a pro-size camera (big), and has a stainless steel chassis (!), so it's heavy.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, No better image quality, Quiet, Strong Construction
  • Cons: ISO400 has noisebad AWB, No scene exposure modes, Slow buffer clearing, Vivid reds have cyanshift
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Overall 10
10

Sigma SD14 Digital SLR Camera

J.Kunkel, Rate it all!
11 August 2008
  • Summary: I sold my Canon 40D and lenses (Including L glass) to fund my purchase of the Sigma SD14. I miss the low light ability and the all around speed of the 40D. I miss the superior battery life and the ability to shoot full frame (If I bought another camera body) with the same lenses that I invested in for the Canon. I miss the stable operation (No lock-ups) of the 40D.
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Overall 10
10

Wouldn't trade it for...

J. Kunkel, B&H Photo
10 August 2008
  • Summary: I sold my Canon 40D and lenses (Including L glass) to fund my purchase of the Sigma SD14. I miss the low light ability and the all around speed of the 40D. I miss the superior battery life and the ability to shoot full frame (If I bought another camera body) with the same lenses that I invested in for the Canon. I miss the stable operation (No lock-ups) of the 40D.
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Sigma SD14 review by touristguy87

touristguy87, slrgear.com
5 August 2008
  • Summary: since no one has reviewed this camera here (which is a shame) I am going to post a space-filler...based on what I've read about it, it has exellent IQ at low ISo but gets a bit noisy and suffers from color washout at high ISO. Also the camera is not easy to operate and functions relatively slowly, takes a long time to write data out to the card. But for a 4MP (4MP in RGB) camera it is excellent in terms of IQ at low ISO.
  • Pros: very sharp images
  • Cons: somewhat awkward to use, poor high ISo performance
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Overall 10
10

Sigma SD14 Digital SLR Camera

Steven6737, Rate it all!
20 June 2008
  • Summary: Don't let the price or the soothsayers and complainers even suggest that this isn't a great camera......it is simply different, and different in a better way! I came to this camera from a Nikon D2X primarily due to the high prices of Nikkor Lenses......and trust me, the Sigma SD14 for the price is the best value on the market today. Just don't plan on shooting JPEG's.....
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