Summary: I'll start with the bad news. In low light, the Foveon sensor used in all Sigma digital cameras is not as good as the Bayer sensors used in all other digital cameras. Besides that, the quality of the SD15 photos in good light is better than any other camera can produce, no matter how much money you...
Summary: I think there are too many digital SLR camera's in the market. For example Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and others. All of them are really good and atractive for costumers. As I want to buy Full Frame digital camera, unfortunatelly I haven't still one.
The SD15 will teach you a few things about photography.
BSI Eric, Amazon
10 December 2011
Summary: I have gained the most from this camera in the form of education. I am a beginner in digital photography. I didn't know much about shutter speed, etc... I had to learn these things to get images from this camera.
Excerpt: After the great experience with the SD14 I can say that the SD15 is even better. Electronic improved, much faster processor, better noise treatment, very smooth in all the aspects. Dynamic range excellent, colors very naturals and reals. Pics looks great .
Summary: I received my copy of the SD-15 in July 2010 after waiting for it for 2 months. It came with over 1000 shots already in the shot counter, but with a new camera warranty from Sigma USA. Don't settle for anything less than a totally "legitimate" purchase from a real dealer.
Summary: I have owned several Sigma cameras and have a love/hate relationship with the breed. To generalize, I find them like an old person---rich in capability but somewhat slow and cantankerous to live with. I rail at my Sigmas but miss them when I leave them home.
Summary: The people who say this is not a real 14 megapixel camera don't understand how Foveon sensors work. A picture is not just a bunch of dots (pixels), it is a combination of colors and their intensity.
Summary: I own this camera for 2 months now. The special Foveon RGB sensor without low-pass filter captures sharp images with beautiful tones and accurate colors. I bought it to replace my 35mm film camera and I am very satisfied. If this camera didn't exist, I would not have gone digital.
Summary: I'm SO tired of these uninformed, quick and dirty reviews of a truly unique and wonderful digital camera system. Any review of the Sigma that doesn't once mention that it is designed primarily to shoot RAW images is far from a serious review.
Pros: Best, truest colors. Best native sharpness. Best overall image quality.