Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

4.0
December 11, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

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. 1.5 times the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor FOVEON X3® Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm (0.9 inch x 0.6 inch)
Number of Pixels Total Pixels 48MP
Effective Pixels 46MP (4,800x3,200x3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Storage Media CompactFlash (Type I,UDMA compatible)
Still Image Format Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0
Recording Mode Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit,High,Medium,Low), JPEG (High,Medium,Low)
Color Mode 7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Number of Pixels (File Size) RAW High 4,704 x 3,136 x 3 (Approx. 45 MB)
Medium 3,264 x 2,176 x 3 (Approx. 24 MB)
Low 2,336 x 1,568 x 3 (Approx. 12 MB)
JPEG High Fine 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 10 MB)
Normal 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 5.6 MB)
Basic 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 4.2 MB)
Medium Fine 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 5 MB)
Normal 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 2.7 MB)
Basic 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 2 MB)
Low Fine 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 2.5 MB)
Normal 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 1.4 MB)
Basic 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 1 MB)
White Balance 8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95x (50mmF1.4 - ∞)
Eye point 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range -3.0 dpt - +1.5 dpt
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 11 points twin cross sensor
AF Operating Range EV -1 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 Orange Color AF Assist Light
Focus Lock AF button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway.
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 ISO 100-6400
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
Auto Bracketing Three or Five frames (in 1/3 steps,Appropriate Exposure-Under Exposure-Over Exposure)
Shutter Type Electronically Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8000 - 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-610 DG SUPER, EF-610 DG ST, EM-140DG
Sync Terminal Available
Connectivity Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Drive Modes [1]Single, [2]Continuous, [3]Self-timer (2 sec./10 sec.), [4]Mirror Lock-up
Continuous shooting speed High 5 frames per sec.
Medium 6 frames per sec.
Low 6 frames per sec.
Continuous buffer High Max. 7 frames
Medium Max. 14 frames
Low Max. 14 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 145.5 mm/5.7" (W) x 113.5 mm/4.4"(H) x 80.0 mm/3.1"(D)
Weight 700g/ 25oz
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, SD1 Merrill Instruction Manual
Optional Accessories AC Adapter?SAC-4
Remote Controller?RS-31
Cable Release Switch?CR-21
Electronic Flash?EF-610 DG SUPER, EF-610 DG ST, EM-140 DG

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