Sigma SD15 Review

3.0
August 23, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Format Interchangeable lens SLR camera
Compatible Lenses SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Angle of View Equivalent to approx. 1.7 times the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor FOVEON X3® Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 20.7×13.8mm (0.8 inch×0.5 inch)
Number of Pixels Total Pixels 14.45MP(2,688×1,792×3 layers)
Effective Pixels 14.06MP(2,652×1,768×3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Storage Media SD Card/Compatible with SDHC, Multi Media Card
Still Image Format Exif2.21, DCF2.0
Recording Mode Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit), JPEG(High,Medium, Low)
Color Mode 7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Number of Pixels (File Size) RAW High 2,640 x 1,760 (Approx.15.4MB)
JPEG High Fine 2,640 x 1,760 (Approx.3.3MB)
Normal 2,640 x 1,760 (Approx.1.9MB)
Basic 2,640 x 1,760 (Approx.1.4MB)
Medium Fine 1,872?1,248 (Approx.1.6MB)
Normal 1,872?1,248 (Approx.0.9MB)
Basic 1,872?1,248 (Approx.0.7MB)
Low Fine 1,312?880 (Approx.0.8MB)
Normal 1,312?880 (Approx.0.5MB)
Basic 1,312?880 (Approx.0.3MB)
White Balance 8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification 0.9x (50mmF1.4- ∞)
Eye point 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range -3dpt to +1.5dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed, all matt screen
Mirror Quick return
Depth of Field Preview Depth of field preview button
Auto Focus Type TTL phase difference detection system
AF Point 5-points (center AF point:cross type)
AF Operating Range EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point Selection Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Active AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder
AF Assist Light White Color AF Assist Light
Focus Lock Shutter Release Halfway-Down position
Metering Systems 77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area 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 ISO100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 (ISO50 and ISO3200 with Extended Mode)
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
Auto Bracketing With 3 frames bracketing : 1/3EV Stops Up to ±3EV
With 5 frames bracketing : 1/3EV 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: 2 min.)
External Flash Sync. X-Sync(1/180)
Flash Type Manual Pop-up Built-in flash
Built-in Flash Guide Number GN11
Built-in Flash Coverage Range 17mm lens angle covered
Flash Metering System S-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Compensation ±3EV(1/3 stop increments)
Compatible Flashguns EF-530DG SUPER, EF-530DG ST, EM-140 DG
Sync Terminal Available
Connectivity Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Top LCD Shutter speed display, Aperture value display, Exposure meter display, Shooting capacity display, Exposure mode display, Battery status display, Remote controller mode display, Exposure compensation value display
Drive Modes [1]Single, [2]Continuous, [3]Self-timer (2 sec./10 sec.), [4]Mirror Lock-up
Continuous shooting speed 3 frames?second
Maximum number of frames for continuous shooting 21 frames
LCD Monitor Type TFT Color LCD Monitor
Monitor Size 3.0"
LCD Pixels Approx. 460,000
Coverage 100%
Reviewing Images Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
Highlight Display Available
Histogram Available
LCD Monitor Language English/Japanese/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese (Simplified)/ Korean/ Russian
Interfaces USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
Dimensions 144mm/5.7"(W) X 107.3mm/4.2"(H) X 80.5mm/3.2"(D)
Weight 680g/24oz (without batteries)
Operating Temperature 0 - +40?
Operating Hunidity Range 85% or lower
Accessories Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery charger BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD15 Instruction Manual
Optional Accessories Battery Grip?Power Grip PG-21
AC Adapter?SAC-4
Remote Controller?RS-31
Cable Release Switch?CR-21
Electronic Flash?EF-530 DG SUPER, EF-530 DG ST, EM-140 DG

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