PMA 2002: With Canon's announcement of the EOS-D60, Nikon's D100, Sigma's SD9 and the Fujifilm S2 Pro the market for digital SLR's has never been so open and so affordable. We're now faced with four very interesting digital SLR's from different manufacturers at either already announced or expected affordable prices. What could make it even more interesting is the fact that each D-SLR utilizes a slightly different type of sensor technology. This article provides a very quick features and specifications comparison to anyone considering one of these new D-SLR's.

  Sigma SD9 Canon EOS-D60 Nikon D100 Fujifilm S2 Pro
Info Press release Preview Preview Press release
Retail price US$ 3,000 US$3,000 Not announced US$ 3,000
Sensor Foveon X3 CMOS CCD Fujifilm SuperCCD III
Sensor total 2304 x 1536 x 3
(10.3 million)
3152 x 2068
(6.5 million)
3110 x 2030
(6.3 million)
3024 x 2016 *1
(6.1 million)
Final image size 2268 x 1512 x 3
(3.4 million)
3072 x 2048
(6.3 million)
3008 x 2000
(6.0 millon)
4256 x 2848
(12.1 million)
FOV crop *3 1.7x 1.6x 1.5x 1.5x
28 mm equiv. 47.6 mm 44.8 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Lens mount Sigma SA mount Canon EF mount Nikon F mount Nikon F mount
Colour space sRGB (?) sRGB (?) sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB (?)
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 400 ISO 100 - 1000 ISO 200 - 1600 *4 ISO 100 - 1600
Exp. modes P, A, S, M P, A, S, M P, A, S, M P, A, S, M
Scene modes Unknown 5 modes None None
Metering 8-Segment evaluative
Center metering
CW Average
Evaluative
Partial Center
CW Average
3D Matrix
CW average
Spot
3D Matrix
CW average
Spot
Bulb shutter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shutter 30 - 1/6000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec
Flash X-Sync 1/180 sec 1/200 sec 1/180 sec 1/125 sec
Exp. compen. +/- 3.0 EV
in 0.5 EV steps
+/- 2.0 EV
in 0.3, 0.5 EV steps
+/- 5.0 EV
in 0.3, 0.5 EV steps
+/- 3.0 EV
in 0.5 EV steps
Auto bracket 3 shots,
+/- 3.0 EV
3 shots,
+/- 2.0 EV
2 or 3 shots,
+/- 3.0 EV
2 or 3 shots,
+/- 3.0 EV
Auto focus TTL TTL, 3 AF points TTL, 5 AF points TTL, 5 AF points
AF Assist Unknown Yes, white light lamp Yes, white light lamp Yes, white light lamp
Focus modes One-Shot, Continuous One-Shot, Servo, Manual Single shot, Continuous, Manual Single shot, Continuous, Manual
Drive modes Single, Continuous Single, Continuous Single, Continuous Single, Continuous
Continuous Unknown 3 fps max 8 images 3 fps max 6 images 2 fps max 7 images
White balance Auto, 5 settings, manual Auto, 5 settings, manual Auto, 6 settings,
manual
Auto, 6 settings,
2 manual
Image params. None 4 set in-camera 5 set in-camera 3 set in-camera
Image formats RAW JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW, TIFF JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Flash Unknown Pop-up, Guide no. 12 Pop-up, Guide no. 11 Pop-up, Guide no. 12
Flash compen. Unknown +/- 2.0 EV
in 0.3, 0.5 EV steps
+/- 2.0 EV
in 0.3, 0.5 EV steps
Unknown
Hot-shoe Yes, X-sync Yes, X-sync Yes, X-sync Yes, X-sync
PC Flash terminal Unknown Yes, JIS B-type Unknown Unknown
LCD monitor 1.8" 130,000 pixels 1.8" 114,000 pixels 1.8" 118,000 pixels 1.8" 117,000 pixels
LCD coverage 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder TTL, 97% coverage TTL, 95% coverage TTL, 95% coverage TTL, 92% coverage
RAW conversion Software included Software included Software included Software included
Storage Compact Flash Type II Compact Flash Type II Compact Flash Type II Compact Flash Type II
Microdrive compat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Firewire, USB 1.1 USB 1.1 USB 1.1 Firewire, USB 1.1
Video Out Yes, NTSC/PAL Yes, NTSC/PAL Yes, NTSC/PAL Yes, NTSC/PAL
Remote terminal Yes, wired terminal N3 wired type Via optional portrait grip Yes, wired
Portrait grip Optional Optional Optional n/a
Power Lithium CR123A x 2
& AA x 4
Supplied Lithium-Ion Supplied Lithium-Ion 2 x CR123A Lithium &
4 x AA batteries
Battery capacity n/a 1100 mAh 1400 mAh n/a
Weight (no batt) 803 g (1.8 lb) 780 g (1.7 lb) 700 g (1.5 lb) 760 g (1.7 lb)
Dimensions 152 x 120 x 79 mm
(5.9 x 4.7 x 3.1 in)
150 x 107 x 75 mm
(5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
144 x 116 x 81 mm
(5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in)
142 x 131 x 80 mm
(5.6 x 5.2 x 3.1 in)

*1 Unconfirmed specification
*3 Our new notation for 'Focal length multiplier', it better equates to a field-of-view crop
*4 Can be boosted for higher sensitivity