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Sigma SD15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sigma SD15. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the sensor and image quality are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. The video and exposure get negative views.

performance, usability, design, image quality, sensor

low-light, color, exposure, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma SD15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sigma SD15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality. The sensor is also appreciated.

design, sensor, image quality

100% 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 SD15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sigma SD15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and sensor are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the color. Views are divided on the performance.

sensor, portability, design, image quality

color

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sigma SD15

 

Can Sigma's latest DSLR unlock the potential of the Foveon sensor?

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Sigma SD15

 

Sigma is best known among photography enthusiasts for its third party lenses and accessories, principally for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, and competently made and fairly priced they are too. Back in 2002, however, it decided that it wanted to produce...

Chunky robust build, unique adoption of Foveon X3 sensor sets the SD15 apart from the competition, better than previous generations

Pricey, very noisy images at higher ISOs, no Live View, no video or HDMI output

The SD15 is a tricky camera to review - its images don’t look like any we’re used to seeing from a digital camera and require a fair amount of Photoshop work to pull the best out of them. However, put in the effort and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Sigma's Foveon X3 sensor design is unique, but does the SD 15 move it any further forward?

Great sensor ; Back to basics approach

Muddled design ; Keen price

Sigma's best known for its lenses, but it also produces two very interesting cameras. One is the DP1s/DP2s compact (same camera, different lenses) and the other is the SD series of D-SLRs.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Smalley (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Sigma's SD15 is an interesting, but slightly flawed camera. Picture quality can be something of a mixed bag - especially at higher ISOs - and its quirkiness will frustrate some users. It's a love-hate DSLR.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sigma SD15

 

Sigma is best known for its high-value lenses, often bought for use on DSLRs from leading brands such as Canon and Nikon. More recently the Japanese company started making its own camera bodies and even a high-end compact camera. But in a crowded...

While we admire the innovation of an alternative sensor technology, the combination of below-expectation picture quality and poor control in everyday handling means this is a difficult camera to recommend. At around £500 it could make a better case as...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Sigma's SD15 offers realistic effects but is ultimately one for the art photographer, says Gavin Stoker.

Probably the best audience for the SD15 is the fine art photographer happy to lend their images a different look and stand apart from the crowd.

Nov, 2010

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

Sigma SD15 review

 

With its bulky body trumpeting a semi-professional status, Sigma's new digital SLR - the Sigma SD15 - offers 14.06 effective megapixels. But, because its unique sensor is triple layered, with one silicon-embedded layer of photodetectors each for...

Compatible with over 40 lenses; unique Foveon X3 CMOS sensor; chunky build and rugged feel

No Live View; very noisy at higher ISOs

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Create 3D-like images with the Sigma SD15: a beefy digital SLR boasting a triple-layered sensor

Compatible with over 40 lenses and numerous accessories; unique Foveon X3 CMOS sensor; chunky build and rugged feel

No HD video shooting; no Live View; sensor aside, it’s not crammed with cutting-edge specification; very noisy at higher ISOs

If your chief aim when researching which DSLR to buy is to find the best-value all rounder, crammed full of the latest tech, then the SD15 isn’t for you. Since accessories are Sigma’s stock-in-trade, the advantage here is that the SD15 is compatible...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Sigma SD15

 

Digital SLR camera with "TRUE II" image processing engine

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

[Review] Sigma SD15, a very puzzling DSLR, the Light Review edition.

 

We have been testing quite a lot of camera, but never we have been so puzzled by a DLSR before. Sigma has been in the Photography business for quite some times now and made not only impressive lenses, but also really amazing Point &

Apr, 2010
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