On the left side of the camera is a large rubber cover behind which
you will find all of the SD9's connectors. From top to bottom: IEEE
1394 (Firewire) port (cable supplied), USB port (1.1, cable supplied),
Video Out terminal (cable supplied), DC-IN power connector (SAC-1
AC Adapter supplied). It's good to see Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
for fast file transfer, it would have been a double bonus to also
have USB 2.0.
Base / Tripod Mount
On the base of the SD10 you will find a metal tripod mount aligned
with the center line of the lens. Unfortunately it's not aligned
with the focal plane of the camera which is unusual for a D-SLR.
Despite this there is sufficient body around the mount to still
provide a firm grip to most tripod plates.
The SD10's flash hot-shoe has a single X-sync contact and three
electronic flash connectors for use with Sigma's own STTL flash
units the EF-500 DG Super SA and EF-500 DG ST SA. There is also
a PC Sync terminal adapter (ST-11) which can be used to trigger
studio / external flash units.
Lens Mount / Dust Protector
The SD10 has a metal Sigma SA lens mount. The lens release button
is on the left of the mount. The SD10 also has a fairly unique 'Dust
Protector' filter just behind the lens mount, this is designed to
stop dust from entering the mirror / shutter chamber and collecting
on the sensor surface (the bane of many D-SLR users). It is possible
to remove this filter (very carefully) should it become necessary
to clean the sensor.