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Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR Camera

15 Megapixels15 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Compact Flash Type I memory.Accepts Compact Flash Type I memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a Semi-Professional DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Sigma S lens mount. Its 15 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 15 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sigma SD1 Merrill

The Sigma SD1 Merrill features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Framing on the Sigma SD1 Merrill is performed via a large reflex optical viewfinder with 0.95X magnification and 98% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.62X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandSigma ModelSD1 Merrill
Sensor 15 Megapixels CMOS *Foveon X3 CMOS features full-color using 3-layers of 15 million photosites each. Uses a sealed dust-protector instead of dust-reduction. Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionNo
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s
Lens MountSigma S MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.95X - 98% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Center Area Bracketing 3 Shots ±5/3 EV
Exposure Compensation -3..+4 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview No
Protection Weatherproof Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor No
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 11) Flash Sync
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash Type 1 GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life
Introduced 2011-05-20, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 146 x 114 x 80mm (W x H x D) Weight 700g

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Sigma SD1 Merrill Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

15 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-6400
Sigma S Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
98% Coverage
Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
WeatherproofCustom white-balance
3" LCD 460K PixelsSpot-Metering
Hot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Compact Flash Type 1
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