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.
- 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)
Fine: Approx 1.6MB(1872x1248)
Normal: Approx 0.9MB (1872x1248)
Basic: Approx 0.7MB (1872x1248)
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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