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Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital Camera

$1,948.70
SLR 46MP CMOS 3" Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Display Diagonal Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
6 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as superb. Over 100% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Users think this high megapixel digital camera is one of the very best cameras of a comparable age and type.

Sigma Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 306 user and expert reviews (including 54 verified purchases), Sigma has good ratings for its cameras. Sigma also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Sigma digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Five customers said in their reviews that the Sigma SD1 Merrill was good quality. Two years ago Tiger Moto said “Build quality very good, i have no issues with this camera”. Dogme mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I love the quality of the Foveon image, its solidity”. Last year Ernie mentioned on Amazon “The realised image quality is simply breathtaking” in his review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Ernie mentioned on Amazon “This also delivers a beautiful colour purity which will be of particular interest to nature / landscape photographers (or for industrial / scientific purposes” in his review of the Sigma SD1 Merrill.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Ernie wrote on Amazon “This is a product of the three layer sensor design with full colour being realised at each pixel site (unlike conventional Bayer sensors”.

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Robust

Two customers who bought it thought it was well made. Ernie gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said “Foveon images, as others have noted, tend to be subjectively very solid, almost three dimensional in nature” in his review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Lens

One person who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good lens. Zardon said on Amazon “Pair it up with a decent lens such as the Sigma 17-50mm 1” and scored it 7 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Six owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Tiger Moto gave it a rating of 9 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “It camera that lets you take superb pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Tiger Moto also mentioned “Great picture taking camera” in their review. Dogme mentioned in their review of the Sigma SD1 Merrill on Amazon “I was out taking landscape photos today in good light”.

One person thought this digital camera had a good image sensor.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Dogme mentioned “The ISO shouldn't be set beyond 200, or the colour noise soon becomes unacceptable”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SD1 Merrill has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon D600 ($1,199), and the Sony SLT-A77 which has better reviews; or the Leica V-Lux ($1,150) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 14, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Sigma SD1 Merrill has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22. The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Viewfinder

Quite High Magnification

The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a fairly high magnification (0.95 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average magnification of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 1.3x.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SD1 Merrill is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Sigma SD1 Merrill has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this age and spec is 460 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SD1 Merrill has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Leica V-Lux ($1,150) which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 6D ($1,219.99), and the Sony SLT-A77 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is fairly heavy (700 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D600 ($1,199) (760g), the Canon EOS 6D ($1,219.99) (755g), or the Sony SLT-A77 (653g) which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126928810

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