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Sigma SD1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sigma SD1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and durability. The sensor and usability also get good views. Comments about the reliability and video are different, and the low light performance and battery get negative reviews.

performance, usability, sensor, durability, color

price, portability, screen, battery, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma SD1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sigma SD1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Some have doubts about the performance and portability.

price, portability, performance

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma SD1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sigma SD1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability, but many are critical about the price.

reliability

price

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sigma SD1 review

 

There is no doubt that the Sigma SD1's unique Foveon X3 sensor means that the final images from this camera in a variety of settings stand out from the other two models - for good and bad reasons. The SD1's resolution detail at lower sensitivities is...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Sigma SD1 Merill 46Mp DSLR

 

Review The Sigma SD1 might not be a household name but some of you will certainly be familiar with it. Launched at Photokina in 2010, the SD1 was the first and only DSLR to show off a sensor based on an entirely new technology. Albeit akin to an APS-C...

So what’s the final word? Is the Sigma SD1 worth the premium price tag it carries and the attention of professional and enthusiast photographers? There is actually no definitive answer to these questions. For landscape and studio photographers the SD1...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sigma SD1 Review

 

Sigma believe they hold the key to the ultimate image quality, the Foveon X3 sensor, recording 3 colours at every pixel does this camera deliver? Joshua Waller finds out.

Foveon Sensor; Weather sealed magnesium body; Removable IR Filter / Dust Shield for IR Photography; Very high pixel level detail; Strong colour available from the camera

Poor battery life

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Hayley Paterek (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sigma SD1

 

The new Sigma SD1 may look like your average DSLR but beneath it basic exterior it packs a big megapixel punch

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The Sigma SD1

 

Flagship digital SLR with 46 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor

Sep, 2010

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Sigma SD1 Review

 

The Sigma SD1 DSLR is the new flagship camera of the well-known Japanese lens manufacturer. It features a huge 46 megapixel APS-C X3 sensor, dual TRUE II processors, 11 AF cross points, magnesium body with O-ring weather sealing, ISO 100-6400 and a 3...

We were really excited to get hold of the Sigma SD1, it's a lovely camera to hold and you can feel the workmanship that's gone into it. The magnesium alloy body ensures rigidity and the weather sealing means you don't have to rush out of the rain. We...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma SD1 Review

 

The Sigma SD1 is the company's first entry into the high-end DSLR market, and features a magnesium alloy body design that includes rubber o-ring seals on buttons and connectors, for weather and dust resistance. Body dimensions are 5.7" x 4.4" x 3.1"...

As of February 8, 2011, the minimum advertised price (MAP; effectively the "street" price) for the Sigma SD1 has been reduced to US$2,299; basically a third of what it was selling for before that point. In an unusual move, Sigma has announced that...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

 

Conclusion The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a contradiction.  It's a well-constructed DSLR with good ergonomics, a useful quick-set menu and great image quality thanks to its use of Foveon technology.  However the camera's performance is hampered by auto focus...

Excellent build quality, Useful quick-set menu, Excellent image quality

Auto focusing problems in low light, Frequent writing to the memory card, Lacks video, live view, top LCD

Feb, 2013

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