Sigma SD10 Review
Sigma SD10 specifications
|Type||Digital SLR (lens interchangeable)|
|Body material||High-impact plastic / rubber (metal substructure)|
|Price (kit inc. two lenses)||US - $ 1999 [check
UK - £ 1249 [check /order]
* Includes the SD10 body, 18 - 50 mm DC & 55 - 200 mm DC lenses
|Price (body only)||US - $ 1686 [check
UK - £ 1099 [check /order]
|Sensor|| Foveon X3 Pro 10M CMOS Image
20.7 x 13.8 mm
|Photodetectors||10.3 million (2268 x 1512 x 3)|
|Total pixel locations||2304 x 1536|
|Effective pixel locations||2268 x 1512|
|Pixel pitch||9.12 µm x 9.12 µm|
|Analog to digital converter||12-bits per photo detector (36 bits per pixel location)|
|Sensitivity|| ISO 100
ISO 1600 (Extended mode)
|Image sizes|| 2268 x 1512 (HI)
1512 x 1008 (MED)
1134 x 756 (LOW)
* Can output a double-size 4536 x 3024 from Photo Pro software
|Image formats||Foveon X3 lossless compressed RAW (.X3F)|
|Color space|| Captures RAW data
Photo Pro software outputs in sRGB, Apple RGB, Adobe RGB,ColorMatch RGB
|Lens mount||Sigma SA mount|
|Field of view crop||1.7x (also known as focal length multiplier)|
|Autofocus||TTL phase detection|
|Lens servo|| Single Servo AF (S)
Continuous Servo AF (C) with motion prediction function
|Focus lock||Half-press of shutter release|
|Metering|| 8-segment Evaluative
|Metering range||1 - 20 EV|
|Exposure mode|| (P) Program AE
(A) Aperture-Priority Auto
(S) Shutter-Priority Auto
|Exposure compensation||+/-3 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|AE Lock||Dedicated AEL button|
|AE Bracketing|| Three images
Compensation steps: 0.3 - 3.0 EV
|Shutter type|| Vertical travel metal focal
Electronically controlled through entire speed range
|Shutter speed|| ISO 100,200: 15 - 1/6000
ISO 400,800: 4 - 1/6000 sec
Bulb (up to limits as above)
Extended mode up to 30 sec
|Depth-of-field preview||Button, stops-down lens aperture|
|X-Sync shutter speed||Up to 1/180 sec|
|Shooting modes|| Single frame
Self-timer 10 sec
Self-timer 2 sec
2268 x 1512: 1.9 fps for 6 frames
|White balance|| Auto
Sunlight (~5400 K)
Shade (~8000 K)
Overcast (~6000 K)
Incandescent (~3150 K)
Fluorescent (~4100 K)
Flash (~5850 K)
* As the SD10 shoots RAW white balance can be modified later in
the Photo Pro software
|White balance bracketing||No|
|Sync contact||Hot-shoe, X-contact only (also has dedicated Sigma link contact)|
|Flash control|| STTL automatic flash exposure
Only: Sigma EF-500 DG Super SA, EF-500 DG ST SA flash units
|Viewfinder||Pentaprism SLR viewfinder|
|Viewfinder eyepoint||18 mm|
|Viewfinder frame coverage||98% horizontal, 97% vertical|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.77 x|
|Viewfinder information||Flash indicator, Focus indicator, Shutter speed, AEL indicator, Aperture, Auto Bracket indicator, Exposure compensation|
|Viewfinder diopter adjustment||-3 dpt to +1 dpt|
|Focusing screen||Sports finder (area outside sensor coverage is shown darker)|
|Focusing screen information|| Auto Focus frame
Center Area Metering
|Storage||CompactFlash Type I/II|
|LCD monitor|| 1.8"
130,000 pixel TFT
100% frame coverage
|Playback functions|| Single image full screen
Magnified (full screen or histogram)
Histogram (thumbnail, histogram, exposure info)
Thumbnail (9 images)
|Record preview|| Off
2, 5 or 10 secs
Single image / Info (inc. Histogram)
|Menu languages|| English
|Video output||NTSC or PAL selectable|
|Connectivity|| Firewire (IEEE 1394)
|Power|| 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
or 2 x Lithium CR-V3 (non-rechargeable)
|Dimensions||152 x 120 x 79 mm (6.0 x 4.7 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight|| No battery: 785 g (1.7 lb)
With 4 x AA batteries: 900 g (2.0 lb)
With 2 x CR-V3 batteries: 869 g (1.9 lb)
|Included Software||Sigma Photo Pro 2.0 (Workflow / RAW conversion)|
|Photo Pro image adjustments|| White Balance (stored in
Exposure (EV compensation +/- 2.0 in 0.1 EV steps)
Contrast (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
Shadow (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
Highlight (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
Saturation (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
Sharpness (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
X3 Fill Light (+/-2.0 in 0.1 steps)
Color Balance (CMY adjustment wheel)
|Photo Pro output|| Images: All, Marked, Selected
Format: TIFF (8 or 16-bit), JPEG (EXIF / JFIF - 12 levels)
Size: Same size, Double size, Half size
Color space: sRGB, Apple RGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB
Adjustment: Default, Auto, Custom (previously saved settings)
|Photo Pro misc||
Can transfer images directly from camera
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