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Sigma SD1 Merrill

$1,087.50
Ephotozine Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 46 megapixel digital camera
SLR 46MP CMOS Black Jan 2015
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Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sigma SD1 Merrill number 143 across all digital cameras.
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41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
This Sigma digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
Has a built-in flash
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the SD1 Merrill with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $1,085 on eBay 17 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Sigma SD1 Merrill Video Reviews


How Big is the Sigma SD1 Merrill?

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is 145.5mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 113.5mm deep and weighs 700g.

Sigma SD1 Merrill front dimensions

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Sigma SD1 Merrill In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which thought that this Sigma camera was very good.

This camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 73 out of 100 based on 12 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Pocket Lint.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 31 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sigma digital camera is 88 out of 100. 18 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was not a good body shape.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Two customers who reviewed the Sigma SD1 Merrill agreed that it was well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

  • It's a lovely camera to hold and you can feel the workmanship that's gone into it…
    Photographyblog.com December 2011
  • There is a certain elegance in having the essential photo settings easily accessed, without needing a 400+ page manual to operate the camera…
  • Agility (ability to quickly change camera settings or immediately post results) is key, this is not your camera of choice…

Sigma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 374 owner and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Sigma has very good reviews for its cameras. Sigma also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Sigma camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

12 people who purchased the product said that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Expensive

After checking the price of 417 digital cameras they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sigma SD1 Merrill of £849.99 ($849.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $237.51.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The SD1 Merrill has a very high megapixel (46 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The SD1 Merrill is one of the heavier cameras (700 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SD1 Merrill has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SD1 Merrill has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras is -2 and the largest is 22. The SD1 Merrill has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130. The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a fairly large maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126928810

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