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Sigma SD10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Sigma SD10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and color. The price and usability also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the exposure and durability. There are some less positive comments about the shutter and reliability.

image quality, usability, price, color, portability

flash, design, low-light, reliability, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma SD10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sigma SD10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma SD10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sigma SD10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments, but the reliability and performance get critical views.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.co.uk)

Sigma SD10 review

 

Intro Sigma's SD10 is the follow-up to the company's flawed but interesting SD9 digital SLR, which made exceptionally sharp photos in good light. The SD10 incorporates an upgraded Foveon X3 sensor, a three-layered imager with 3.4 million pixels and...

Sharp, artifact-free photos in good light; somewhat improved high-ISO capability; excellent raw-processing software included; more than 40 available lenses; built-in dust shield.

Still largely limited to ISO 400 or lower; sluggish overall performance; subpar autofocus; inelegant design and ergonomics.

Landscape, architectural, and other photographers who crave detail and sharpness should consider this digital SLR, but action and low-light shooters might want to pass.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Sigma SD10 review

 

Despite its position as one of the lowest-cost digital SLRs on the market, the Sigma SD10 has some of the most innovative technology. Together with its SD9 predecessor, released in 2002 but still available, these are the only reasonably high-resolution...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Sigma SD10

 

The Sigma only gets a three-star rating because it only produces RAW files, and three megapixel files at that. It is capable of surprising results but only if you put the time in after taking the shot with image optimising, resampling and sharpening techn

Expert review by (print-digital.info)

Sigmas SD10 DSLR - Digital camera reviews

 

This X3 based digital SLR is the successor to the SD9. The SD10 has a Sigma AF mount and, like the SD9, a Foveon X3 10M CMOS Sensor, which has 2268 x 1512 x 3 photodetectors (three photodetectors for each pixel location). With the advent of the SD10,...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Sigma SD 10 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Based on the SA9 35mm SLR, the SD10 is similar to the SD9 but with a few key enhancements...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A brilliant camera for advanced photographers, but new users should look elsewhere.

Brilliant manual controls, wonderful pictures

Few automatic settings, no built in flash

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sigma SD10 Review

 

On October 27th 2003 Sigma announced the new SD10. This new X3 based digital SLR is the successor to the SD9 which was the first digital camera to utilize Foveon's unique X3 sensor technology (info here). The SD10 has a Sigma AF mount and, like the...

'Single pixel resolution', pixel for pixel much better than Bayer Resolution of enlarged images virtually indistinguishable from six megapixel Bayer D-SLR Relatively good tonal balance although default curve can be a little contrasty Color accurate,...

No in-camera JPEG, storage implications of shooting RAW Very disappointing long exposure / night performance Gradual hue shift at higher sensitivities, softer images from ISO 200 upwards Heavier and bulkier than some of the competition (although never...

Anyone with experience of the SD9 will see a noticeable improvement from the SD10. Both Sigma and Foveon have clearly spent quite a lot of time fixing some of the SD9's shortcomings and adding other improvements which advance the overall package...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sigma SD10

 

On October 27th 2003 Sigma announced the new SD10. Thisnew X3 based digital SLR is the successor to the SD9 which was the firstdigital camera to utilize Foveon's unique X3 sensor technology (infohere). The SD10 has a Sigma AF mount and, like the SD9, a...

Single pixel resolution', pixel for pixel much better than Bayer ; Resolution of enlarged images virtually indistinguishable from six megapixel Bayer D-SLR ; Relatively good tonal balance although default curve can be a little contrasty ; Color...

No in-camera JPEG, storage implications of shooting RAW ; Very disappointing long exposure / night performance ; Gradual hue shift at higher sensitivities, softer images from ISO 200 upwards ; Heavier and bulkier than some of the competition (although...

Anyone with experience of the SD9 will see a noticeable improvement from the SD10. Both Sigma and Foveon have clearly spent quite a lot of time fixing some of the SD9's shortcomings and adding other improvements which advance the overall package...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Les Freed (pcmag.com)

Sigma SD10 digital SLR

 

With a second-generation Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor, the Sigma SD10 offers improved low-light sensitivity and lower image noise than its predecessor.

The Canon Digital Rebel ($999), which we previously reviewed in First Looks (October 28) is the product to beat in this space, and the SD10's lack of in-camera JPEG support is a major drawback for hobbyists looking for instant gratification. For those...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sigma SD10 SLR

 

Go to Page Two Sigma SD10 Specifications Camera type Interchangeable Lens SLR Type Digital Camera Storage media CompactFlash (CF) (Type I/II), MicroDrive Usable lenses Sigma SA Mount Angle of view 1.7x the focal length of lens used on 35mm SLR camera....

Oct, 2003

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