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Sigma SD1 specifications

Format Interchangeable lens SLR camera
Image Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm (1.5x APS-C)
Lens Mount SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Image Sensor Foveon X3 direct image sensor (CMOS)
Colour photo detectors  • Total Pixels: 48MP
 • Effective Pixels: 46MP (4800 x 3200 x 3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Still Image Format Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0
Image recording format  • Lossless compression RAW, 12 bit
 • JPEG
File Size RAW
 • High
 • Medium
 • Low
JPEG
 • High
    Fine
    Normal
    Basic
 • Medium
    Fine
    Normal
    Basic
 • Low
    Fine
    Normal
    Basic
 
Approx 45 MB (4704 x 3136 x 3)
Approx 24 MB (3264 x 2176 x 3)
Approx 12 MB (2336 x 1568 x 3)


Approx 10 MB (4704 x 3136)
Approx 5.6 MB (4704 x 3136)
Approx 4.2 MB (4704 x 3136)

Approx 5 MB (3264 x 2176)
Approx 2.7 MB (3264 x 2176)
Approx 2 MB (3264 x 2176)

Approx 2.5 MB (2336 x 1568)
Approx 1.4 MB (2336 x 1568)
Approx 1 MB (2336 x 1568)
Continuous shooting speed  • 5 frames/sec (Image size High)
 • 6 frames/sec (Image size Medium, Low)
Continuous buffer  • Max 7 frames (Image size High)
 • Max 14 frames (Image size Medium, Low)
White Balance  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Shade
 • Overcast
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Flash
 • Custom
Color Mode  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Neutral
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • B&W
 • Sepia
ISO Range  • Auto (100-800)
 • 100
 • 200
 • 400
 • 800
 • 1600
 • 3200
 • 6400
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range -3.0 dpt - +1.5 dpt
Mirror Quick return
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Metering Modes  • 77-segment Evaluative
 • Spot
 • Center Area
 • Center-Weighted Average
Metering Range EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 : ISO 100)
Shutter Type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed  • 1/8000th – 30 sec
 • Bulb (up to 30 sec, or 2 min in extended mode)
 • Flash sync speed 1/180 sec
Exposure compensation ± 3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
Auto Bracketing  • 3 frames up to 3 EV interval (in 1/3 EV steps)
 • 5 frames up to 1.7 EV interval (in 1/3 EV steps)
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
Focusing Screen Fixed, all matt screen
AF Point Selection  • Automatic Selection
 • Manual Selection
Active AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder
Focus Lock AF button is pressed or shutter release pressed halfway
AF Assist Light Yes (orange LED)
Built-in Flash  • Manual Pop-up Built-in flash
 • GN11
 • 17mm lens angle covered
Flash Metering System S-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Compensation ± 3 EV (1/3 stop increments)
Flash Sync Terminal Available
Flash Connectivity Hot shoe (contact X, with dedicated flash linking contact)
LCD Monitor  • 3.0" TFT colour LCD monitor
 • 3:2 aspect ratio
 • Approx. 460,000 dots
Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)
Power  • Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21
 • Battery charger BC-21
 • AC Adapter SAC-4 (Optional)
Connectivity  • USB 2.0
 • Video out (NTSC/PAL)
Dimensions  • 146 mm (W) × 114 mm (H) × 80 mm (D)
 • 5.7" (W) × 4.4"(H) × 3.1" (D)
Weight  • 700g/24.7oz (without battery and card)
 • 790g/27.9oz (including battery and card)
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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Comments

Total comments: 2
Scottelly
By Scottelly (4 months ago)

I was looking at the photo comparison today, comparing the SD1 against the new Canon 5 D Mk III, the Nikon D800E, and the Pentax 645 D . . . at ISO 800 . . . and I just can not believe my eyes. Take a look at this:

http://sbkart.com/sd1/SD1-screencap.jpg

The SD1 never ceases to amaze me.

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Scott Greiff
By Scott Greiff (7 months ago)

Why won't the comparisons load?

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Total comments: 2