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Sigma SD15
4.3 out of 10

Sigma SD15

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AF / AE Digital SLR Camera
Storage Media
SD/SDHC Card, Multi-Media Card
Image Sensor Size
20.7 X 13.8mm
Lens Mount
SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses
SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Angle of View
Equivalent to approx 1.7x the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor
Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Number of Pixels
(Effective pixels) 14.06 MP (2,652 X 1,768 X 3)
Aspect Ratio
3 : 2
Still Image Format
Exif2.21, DCF2.0
Image Recording Format
Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit), JPEG (Super High, High, Medium, Low)
Capture File Size
RAW High Approx 15.4MB (2460x1760) JPEG High Fine: Approx 3.3MB (2640x1760) Normal: Approx 1.9MB (2640x1760) Basic: Approx 1.4MB (2640x1760) Medium Fine: Approx 1.6MB(1872x1248) Normal: Approx 0.9MB (1872x1248) Basic: Approx 0.7MB (1872x1248) Low Fine: Approx 0.8MB (1312x880)Normal Approx 0.5MB (1312x880) Basic Approx 0.3MB (1312x880)
Continuous shooting speed
3 frames per second
Maximum number of frames for continuous shooting
21 frames
USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Color Mode
7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification
0.9 x (50mm F1.4-infinity)
Eye point
Diopter Adjustment Range
-3dpt to + 1.5dpt
Auto Focus Type
TTL phase difference detection system
AF Operating Range
EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode
Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
Metering Systems
77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
Metering Range
EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 ISO100)
Exposure Control System
(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO(ISO 100-200): with Flash (ISO  100-400), Equivalent to iso 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 (ISO 50 and 3200 with Extended Mode)
Exposure Compensation
±3EV (in 1/3 steps)
Auto Bracketing
With 3 frames bracketing: 1/3 EV Stops up to ±3EV, with 5 frames bracketing: 1/3 EV Stops up to ±1.7EV
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4000 – 30 sec. + bulb (up to 30 sec., with Extended Mode: 2min.)
External Flash Synchronization
Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Built-in flash
Manual Pop up Built-in Flash, GN11  (17mm lens angle covered)
LCD Monitor
3.0" TFT colro LCD monitor, Approx 460,000, Coverage 100%
Reviewing Images
Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
LCD Monitor Language
Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian
Power Source
Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
144mm/5.7"(W) X 107.3mm/4.2"(H) X 80.5mm/3.2"(D)
680g/24.0oz (without batteries)
SD15 Accessories
Li-Ion Batter Pack, BP-21, Battery charge BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD15 Instruction Manual
Release Date
First seen
26 September 2008