SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Sigma's Flagship Camera
DSLR
Creative, Macro, Travel, Landscape, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action, Specialty
  • World's first full color image sensor: Foveon X3 46 Megapixel image sensor
  • Splash proof design prevents dust and water from getting inside the camera body
  • No blur filter behind lens
  • True II Image processing engine
  • Monochrome like B&W tonality with fine details preserved
  • Removable IR filter for additional B&W effects
  • A lightweight yet solid magnesium alloy body designed to withstand rough use and shocks in harsh conditions.

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Price: $2,299.00

New Price: $1,799.00

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Overview

This truly groundbreaking digital SLR camera incorporates a 46 megapixel (4,800x3,200x3 layers) 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The SD1 is Sigma’s flagship digital SLR model housed in a solid magnesium alloy body making it extremely lightweight with an overall nice feel and pleasant handling. The splash proof feature protects the camera from the effects of harsh weather conditions. Incorporating a 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor, dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II” image processing engines and the 46 megapixel sensor ensures that high resolution images are processed quickly with high definition and a smooth and subtle graduation of color delivering an image size of approximately 35/45 mp in raw/tiff files. This latest technology meets the strictest standards and requirements of professionals and enthusiast photographers for all types of photography.

Inari cat

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/250 f3.5 320

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I wanted to see Torii of Fushimi Inari Taisya , Kyoto , Japan and found cat .

Cat house

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/20 f5.6 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Cat in traditoinal Japanese TORO(lighting)

Schwabach / Germany

Michael Geller

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/1000 2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Old meets Classic (Corvette Stringray)

mermaid

massmiliano amadori

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/160 6,3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

strange creature

Canine teeth

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/400 f2.2 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Canine teeth I have , but cat .

a Shinto shrine on Nagasaki , JPN 

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/160 6.3 250

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

A Shinto shrine on Nagasaki , JPN 

Union Soldiers and Civilians at Appomattax

Stephen Hollandsworth

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 F5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The view of the soldiers and civilians in period costume walking away from me and towards the Courthouse made for a good picture

Waiting for the Appairition

Bob Oswald

Sigma 1/800 f/10 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Taken the day before Halloween. Spooky abandoned building.

Bella

Shailendra

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM f2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

from my 1st few shots from sigma.

Dracula

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/200 6.3 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

they are family .

Love for Fall

Nicholas Romeo

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/400 1.6 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Fall has begun and the leaves have started to drift to the ground. The green of summer grass embraces its new friend. In truth. I used the image to create a greeting card for my wife. Here is the text. "Amor est bellum. Cor eius bellantium.”

Winter WOrld

Bob Oswald

Sigma 1/640 f/11 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Nothing but winter where I live. This image + 1 EV , 0, -1EV.

Sea monster

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/250 11 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Sea monster

MORNING

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/80 f8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I found GHOST in the morning sky .

Snow Truck Scene

Bob Oswald

Sigma 1/50 f/40 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Love rusted old equipment.

Folktail in Thailand

Jerasak Sriratana

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Foveon provide stunted image and I love it.

Coppersmith Barbet bird

Jerasak Sriratana

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Coppersmith Barbet is one of a region bird of Thailand.

A high humidity morning

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/80 f5 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

A HIgh humidity morning on Okinawa , JPN

Heilsbronn

Michael Geller

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/6000 2.8 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Well in the little town Heilsbronn in the southern Germany.

Pushing December Skies

Jonitron

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C 1/800 f/9 320

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Contrasty Clouds

City View_2569

Jonathan Roby

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C 1/250 sec. f/14 250

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Spring Arrives in Downtown Seattle

City life

elerum

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 1/100 10 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

City life is a new residential area in a Fiera Milano City zone

Flowers

Guido014

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250s F5.0 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

a filed of flowers at Zülpich

Sunny day

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/30 5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Raincoats is off at sunny day .

New bridge

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/640 5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The bridge will be completed , coming soon.

I want a hat that goes well with my fur .

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/400 f2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

She often wears this hat made of rusty can .

relax

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/100 9 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

After meal , he relax .

hummingbird hawkmoth

Guido014

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM 1/1000 s f4.5 640

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I found this fast moving butterfly by chance in the garden after we had our lunch. It moved like a hummingbird and it made me curious...

Cat at Japanese old town

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/250 5 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Cat at Japanese old town

Spring breeze

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/800 4.5 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Spring breeze caresses artificial flowers

The Crowns Cornwall

Lea Tippett

Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 25 seconds f8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I am a Cornishman and love this rugged and beautiful part of the UK. I am truly inspired by this coastline and spend many hours capturing Landscapes using the Foveon sensor technology

Extreme Angle

elerum

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC (HSM)* 1/30 8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

New Palace of the Region in Milan

Snail

elerum

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 1/20 7.1 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Palace of the Region in Milan

wholeheartedly

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/200 2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

wholeheartedly

Faraway

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/6 2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Faraway

Rays of light

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/160 2.8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

In a building on Osaka, JPN

Snow Cat

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/800 f5.6 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I like this stray cat .

Stille Tag

Bob Oswald

Sigma 1/250 f/7.1 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Cold Tree View. +1 Step.

Water front

Tadanobv MORINO

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/500 6.3 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Water front on Okinawa

Where suburb meets the country

Eric Coulombe

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A 1/200 f11 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The city ever growing frontier is now in sight of this country house. Will it be swallowed sooner or later?

White Rose

Ronald Marvin

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 1/350 6.3 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I was walking past a garden and saw this rose

"Where are you now?

Michael Cipot

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A 1/1250 f/3.5 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The inspiration comes from the joy in using the combination of the Art lens with the Foveon sensor. It's an unbeatable combination for images of this type.

Zoom it , and remember - this was NOT done in macro mode

Alex Lipson

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125 8.0 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Just taking a stroll with the tripod and my Sigma gear behind the house one morning... Take a look

Bruges

Colin Powell

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM 125 f8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

taken while walking into the center of the town of Bruges

Canadian Goose

Larry J, Douglas

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S 1/1250 F:6.3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

I enjoy watching the animals in nature and capturing the behavior in camera.

Main square, Sagalassos, Turkey

Osman Tümay

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM 1/1600 f/5.6 125

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Breathtaking view of this Lykian city.

purple orange

massimiliano amadori

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/200 9 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Amerigo Vespucci, best world boat at sunset in Ancona port

Sagrada Familia

C.M. Chan

Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 1/160s F8.0 250

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Mirror of Sagrada Familia in the morning

Girona

C.M. Chan

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C 1/80s f5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The statue of the bear and the strawberry tree

C.M. Chan

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C 1/160s f7.1 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Statue on the rooftop of Royal Palace of Madrid

C.M. Chan

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C 1/250s f6.3 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Alloy Reborn

Thomas Schmock

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/200 f 16 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Alvin

Thomas Schmock

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A 1/160 f 2.8 640

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Single Stem

Thomas Schmock

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/500 f 7.1 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Dark Green Fritillary

Paul Hackett

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/1000 f8 800

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Male Dark Green Fritillay

It's a wonderfull day.

Roberto Ocampo

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/100s F5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

This beautiful girl has made us spend a very pleasant time at the photo shoot. This only a photo taken of a vast. We use only gear by Sigma quality lenses and cameras with powerful Foveon X3

Sky Waves

Adam Carr

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C 1/180 f/5 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

swirling clouds

teatrino

me

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro 1/50 4 640

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

shot made with my family 1 november

Hond

Frank Teelen

Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art 125 f8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The Moon

Rick Decker

Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/320 f9 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Waxing Moon 500 f4.5 + 1.4 T/C

Sunset

C.M. Chan

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/320 f5.6 160

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Sunset

C.M. Chan

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/100 f3.2 160

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

miller

Frank Teelen

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A 1/30 2,8 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Snowy Egret

Larry Douglas

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S 1/1600 sec F:8.0 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Watching and photographing birds and wildlife is a passion. A snowy Egret in shallow water

Muse

David 'Dutch' Schultz

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/100 1.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Lighting test with experienced model.

Minnow On The Sand

Scott Kennelly

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/400 6.3 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

As I walked along the shore I came across this tiny, stranded minnow. It looked like a beautiful jewel, glittering in the sun, so I photographed it with the macro lens I had on my SD1 Merrill.

la "Vespucci"

me

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/60 2 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

photo taken for a visit on amazing ship Amerigo Vespucci

Sailing Maggiore Lake

Fabrizio Saudino

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 1/640 f4 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

White Hydrangea

Adam Carr

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C 1/200 f/7 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Magnolia

Adam Carr

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C 1/30 f/5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

London "The Shard" near Tower Bridge

Carl Leman Photography South Africa

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/400 F5.6 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

New to Sigma - Handheld Test Image. Modern Buildings with "The Shard" from near London Tower Bridge.

Cloud Sun Earth

Adam Carr

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C 1/250 f/8 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Jump Up

Adam Carr

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/160 f/2.2 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

What are you looking at ?

Stephane Broquet

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM 1000 4.5 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

The wall of Cittadella 1

Giorgio Fontana

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC (HSM)* 1/50 10 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Ultra wide angle perpective of archways. Focal length 11 mm.

The wall of Cittadella 2

Giorgio Fontana

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC (HSM)* 1/640 10 200

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Ultra wide angle central perpective of a pathway with wall and buildings. Focal length 11 mm.

Tech Specs
SPECIFICATIONS
FormatInterchangeable lens SLR Camera
Storage MediaCompact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)
Image Sensor Size23.5mm x 15.7mm
Lens MountSIGMA SA bayonet mount
Compatible LensesSIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Angle of ViewEquivalent to approx 1.5x the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image SensorFoveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Number of PixelsTotal Pixels 48 MP (4,800x3,200x3 layers)
Aspect Ratio3 : 2
Still Image FormatExif 2.3, DCF2.0
Image Recording FormatLossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low)
Capture File Size
RAWHighApprox 45 MB (4704x3136x3)
 MediumApprox 24 MB (3264x2176x3)
 LowApprox 12 MB (2336x1568x3)
 
JPEGHighFine: Approx 10 MB (4704x3136)
Normal: Approx 5.6 MB (4704x3136)
Basic: Approx 4.3 MB (4704s3136)
 MediumFine: Approx 5 MB (3264x2176)
Normal: Approx 2.7 MB (3264x2176)
Basic: Approx 2 MB (3264x2176)
 LowFine: Approx 2.5 MB (2336x1568)
Normal: Approx 1.4 MB (2336x1568)
Basic: Approx 1 MB (2336x1568)
Continuous shooting speedHigh: 5 frames/sec, Medium: 6 frames/sec, Low: 6 frames/sec
Continuous BufferHigh: Max 7 frames, Medium: Max 14 frames, Low: Max 14 frames
InterfaceUSB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Color Mode7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
ViewfinderPentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification0.95 x (50mm F1.4-infinity)
Eye point18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range-3dpt to + 1.5dpt
Auto Focus TypeTTL phase difference detection system
AF Operating RangeEV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus ModeSingle AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point SelectionAutomatic Selection, Manual Selection
Metering Systems77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
Metering RangeEV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4 ISO100)
Exposure Control System(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
ISO SensitivityISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Exposure Compensation±3EV (in 1/3 steps)
Auto BracketingThree or Five frames (in 1/3 steps, Appropriate Exposure- Under Exposure- Over Exposure)
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed1/8000 – 30 sec. + bulb (up to 30 sec., with Extended Mode: 2min.)
External Flash SynchronizationHot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Built-in flashManual Pop up Built-in Flash, GN11  (17mm lens angle covered)
LCD MonitorType: TFT color 3.0” LCD monitor, LCD pixels approx.: 460,000
Reviewing ImagesSingle frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
LCD Monitor LanguageJapanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
Dimensions145.5mm/5.7"(W) X113.5mm/4.4"(H) X 80.0mm/3.1"(D)
Weight700g/24.7oz (without batteries and card)
SD15 AccessoriesLi-Ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery charge BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD1 Instruction Manual
* Product external appearance, specification, etc. may change without notice to allow for improvements.
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