SD15 Digital SLR Camera

One of a Kind Sensor
DSLR
Macro, Travel, Landscape, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action, Specialty
  • Foveon X3 sensor & 14.45 Megapixels
  • True II Image processing engine
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#C24900
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Overview

Perfect images are generated by the Foveon X3 direct image sensor and a complete lens system. Sigma's technology advances, but its photographic philosophy remains the same.

Sigma's SD15 SLR camera is the latest model in Sigma’s SD series. Powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor it can capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers. The new SD15 incorporates the "TRUE II" image processing engine which processes the large amount of data from the 14 megapixel direct image sensor. It also provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail, rich in gradation. The camera adopts the SD card and incorporates a highly visible 3.0 inch LCD monitor, 77-segment AE sensor and AFE (Analog Front End). It provides high image quality and user friendly design. In addition, the durable shutter mechanism, which has a life of over 100,000 actuations, is ideal for the demand of digital photography.

Since October 2002, Sigma has introduced three digital SLR cameras, the SD9, SD10 and SD14. The SD series has established a strong following from a wide range of photographers, both amateur and professional. This new SD15 has been developed with the principle of producing superior image quality from the direct image sensor, as well as improved processing speed, operation and performance.

A Multitude of Tiny Petals

Jonathan Roby

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS 1/1250 f/6.3 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Botanicals in urban settings

Out, but not in a field

Jonathan Roby

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS 1/500 f/9 200

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Botanicals in natural settings

Almost, but not quite.

Jonathan Roby

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS 1/1250 t/6.3 200

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Botanicals in natural settings

The Wine and Green

Jonitron

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS 1/100 f/5.6 800

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Captive urban vegetation in Mid-Summer

Nha Tho Duc Ba - Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Trung Viet

Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM 1/200 5.6 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Foveon looks inspire me to take photo.

Bluebells at Tudenham, County Westmeath, Rep. of Ireland

William Cleary

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/15 sec f2.8 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Bluebells....no other reason needed to take the shot!

test

Brian Becker

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM trst terst test

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

test

girl in a dream through tree

sigma sd 14

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 1/100 f 11 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

the picture taken for a girl in a studio and then photo manipulation for dreamy effect.

United States Botanic Garden

Akio Sato

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/60s F2.8 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Staycation

Parnassius apollo

Anton Môcik

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM 1/400 8 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

my favorite butterfly

Parnassius apollo 2

Anton Môcik

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM 1/320 8 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

my favorite butterfly

chalicounas

Antonios Zervopoulos

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/320 9 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Land and shadows.

Ground and life

Antonios Zervopoulos

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/250 f/7.1 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Life on dry ground

Yellow Flower

Antonios Zervopoulos

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM 1/160 f/6.3 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Just a macro of a flower

Rain drops

Lola Kasalo

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 1/50 f/4 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Testing SIGMA for the first time :)

Knotted beauty

Robert Vicente

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC 7.1 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Fence at Leo Carillo Ranch, Carlsbad, California

Spider on Kitchen Floor

William Cleary

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro 1/60 sec f5.6 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Came home late one night to find this little creature on my kitchen floor. Grabbed the nearest lens, the 70-300 APO DG Macro, which is actually quite a handy piece of kit. On camera flash used also with homemade reflector. Managed to get off one or two shots.

WinterTree

Henrik Hansen

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro (OS)* HSM | C 1/160 F4 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Morning phototrip with my daughter and we saw this beautiful tree - had to take a picture!

Tulips

Elbert Davis

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 5.6 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

A forest doesn't have to be 100 feet tall.

Startled Squirrel

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50th f/6.3 200

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

I was setting up to take pictures of a partial solar eclipse when I saw this squirrel come down the power pole less then 30 feet from me. I swung my tripod mounted camera/lens to frame him up. Then rotated the lens in the tripod mount. He just stood there waiting. When I said "Thanks, I'm done he left!

Morning Deer

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/30th f/6.3 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

I am always looking for wildlife even in large city/state parks. Breakfast time works well with habituated animals.

Breakfasting Deer

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50th f/6.3 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Who would not be inspiered by such beautiful animals.

Leaf Bud close-up

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125th f/4.5 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Spring time what a great time to be a photographer!

Untitled

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 1/400 f/14 800

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

I love ice and frost crystals. Again taken with my 24-70mm HF Aspherical lens hand held

Lavender Daisy

Phet Live

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro 125 2.5 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Beautiful lavender daisy flower.

Bluein

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/77 1.5 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Papraď

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 1,8 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1,8

Tulipán

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/200 1,8 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1,8

Púpavienka

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM 1/500 3,5 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

64bit color depth

LONER

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400 2,4 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Format

AF / AE Digital SLR Camera

Storage Media

SD/SDHC Card, Multi-Media Card

Image Sensor Size

20.7 X 13.8mm

Lens Mount

SIGMA SA bayonet mount

Compatible Lenses

SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses

Angle of View

Equivalent to approx 1.7x the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)

Image Sensor

Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)

Number of Pixels

(Effective pixels) 14.06 MP (2,652 X 1,768 X 3)

Aspect Ratio

3 : 2

Still Image Format

Exif2.21, DCF2.0

Image Recording Format

Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit), JPEG (Super High, High, Medium, Low)

Capture File Size

RAW

High

Approx 15.4MB (2460x1760)

 

JPEG

High

Fine: Approx 3.3MB (2640x1760)

Normal: Approx 1.9MB (2640x1760)

Basic: Approx 1.4MB (2640x1760)

Medium

Fine: Approx 1.6MB(1872x1248)

Normal: Approx 0.9MB (1872x1248)

Basic: Approx 0.7MB (1872x1248)

Low

Fine: Approx 0.8MB (1312x880)Normal Approx 0.5MB (1312x880)
Basic Approx 0.3MB (1312x880)

Continuous shooting speed

3 frames per second

Maximum number of frames for continuous shooting

21 frames

Interfaces

USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)

White Balance

8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)

Color Mode

7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)

Viewfinder

Pentaprism SLR viewfinder

Viewfinder Frame Coverage

98% vertical, 98% horizontal

Viewfinder Magnification

0.9 x (50mm F1.4-infinity)

Eye point

18mm

Diopter Adjustment Range

-3dpt to + 1.5dpt

Auto Focus Type

TTL phase difference detection system

AF Operating Range

EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)

Focus Mode

Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual

Metering Systems

77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering

Metering Range

EV 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 Sensitivity

AUTO(ISO 100-200): with Flash (ISO  100-400), Equivalent to iso 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 (ISO 50 and 3200 with Extended Mode)

Exposure Compensation

±3EV (in 1/3 steps)

Auto Bracketing

With 3 frames bracketing: 1/3 EV Stops up to ±3EV, with 5 frames bracketing: 1/3 EV Stops up to ±1.7EV

Shutter Type

Electronically controlled focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed

1/4000 – 30 sec. + bulb (up to 30 sec., with Extended Mode: 2min.)

External Flash Synchronization

Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)

Built-in flash

Manual Pop up Built-in Flash, GN11  (17mm lens angle covered)

LCD Monitor

3.0" TFT colro LCD monitor, Approx 460,000, Coverage 100%

Reviewing Images

Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show

LCD Monitor Language

Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian

Power Source

Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)

Dimensions

144mm/5.7"(W) X 107.3mm/4.2"(H) X 80.5mm/3.2"(D)

Weight

680g/24.0oz (without batteries)

SD15 Accessories

Li-Ion Batter Pack, BP-21, Battery charge BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD15 Instruction Manual

* Product external appearance, specification, etc. may change without notice to allow for improvements.

 

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