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Sigma SD15 review

Sigma's Foveon X3 sensor design is unique, but does the SD 15 move it any further forward?

By  from Digital Camera Issue 104
Product Type
Digital SLR Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Effective Camera Resolution
14.1 Megapixel
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
No
Product Family
SD
Brand Name
Sigma
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Viewfinder Type
SLR
Weight (Approximate)
680.4 g
Maximum Image Resolution
2640 x 1760
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Camera Resolution
14.5 Megapixel
Camera Assembly
Body Only
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Height
106.7 mm
Width
144.8 mm
Depth
81.3 mm
Autofocus Points
5
Product Series
SD
Image Formats
JPEG, RAW
Flash Modes
Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Sigma Corporation
Product Model
SD15
Product Name
SD15 Digital SLR Camera
Manufacturer Part Number
C24900
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com
Marketing Information
Sigma's SD15 SLR camera is the latest model in Sigma's SD series. Powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor it can capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers. The new SD15 incorporates the "TRUE II" image processing engine which processes the large amount of data from the 14 megapixel direct image sensor. It also provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail, rich in gradation. The camera adopts the SD card and incorporates a highly visible 3.0 inch LCD monitor, 77-segment AE sensor and AFE (Analog Front End). It provides high image quality and user friendly design. In addition, the durable shutter mechanism, which has a life of over 100,000 actuations, is ideal for the demand of digital photography.
Battery Life
500 Shot
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel

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