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Sigma SD15 DSLR Camera

4 Megapixels4 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveManual 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 MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD 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 SD15 is a Entry-Level DSLR with a Sigma sensor and a Sigma S lens mount. Its 4 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 50-3200. With 4 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 2m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, 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 SD15

The Sigma SD15 features a 5-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sigma SD15 is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.90X magnification and 98% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.52X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandSigma ModelSD15
Sensor 4 Megapixels CMOS *Foveon X3 full-color sensor has 4.6M photosites with 3 layers, often labelled as 14 MP, outputs images with 4.3 Megapixels. Sensor Size 21 x 14mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionNo
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 *Expanded range: 50-3200 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s, bulb up to 2m
Lens MountSigma S MountCrop Factor1.7X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 5-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.90X - 98% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Center Bracketing 5 Shots ±5/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 3 FPS, 21 JPEG *Unknown RAW limit. Self Timer Yes *10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared 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 1/180s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life
Introduced 2010-02-20, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 144 x 108 x 81mm (W x H x D) Weight 750g

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Sigma SD15 Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 21 x 14mm

Sigma Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

4 Megapixels DSLRISO 50-3200
Sigma S Mount
1.7X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
98% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
3 FPS Drive, 21 ImagesCustom white-balance
3" LCD 460K PixelsSpot-Metering
Hot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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