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Sigma SD10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Sigma SD10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the software and portability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some negative comments about the shutter and reliability. Views about the exposure and durability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sigma SD10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sigma SD10 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sigma SD10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sigma SD10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and performance.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Sigma SD10 Review


On October 27th 2003 Sigma announced the new SD10. This new X3 based digital SLR is the successor to the SD9 which was the first digital camera to utilize Foveon's unique X3 sensor technology (info here). The SD10 has a Sigma AF mount and, like the...

'Single pixel resolution', pixel for pixel much better than Bayer Resolution of enlarged images virtually indistinguishable from six megapixel Bayer D-SLR Relatively good tonal balance although default curve can be a little contrasty Color accurate,...

No in-camera JPEG, storage implications of shooting RAW Very disappointing long exposure / night performance Gradual hue shift at higher sensitivities, softer images from ISO 200 upwards Heavier and bulkier than some of the competition (although never...

Anyone with experience of the SD9 will see a noticeable improvement from the SD10. Both Sigma and Foveon have clearly spent quite a lot of time fixing some of the SD9's shortcomings and adding other improvements which advance the overall package...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Les Freed (

Sigma SD10 digital SLR


With a second-generation Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor, the Sigma SD10 offers improved low-light sensitivity and lower image noise than its predecessor.

The Canon Digital Rebel ($999), which we previously reviewed in First Looks (October 28) is the product to beat in this space, and the SD10's lack of in-camera JPEG support is a major drawback for hobbyists looking for instant gratification. For those...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sigma SD10 SLR


Go to Page Two Sigma SD10 Specifications Camera type Interchangeable Lens SLR Type Digital Camera Storage media CompactFlash (CF) (Type I/II), MicroDrive Usable lenses Sigma SA Mount Angle of view 1.7x the focal length of lens used on 35mm SLR camera....

Oct, 2003

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Sigma SD10 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Free Photo Lessons Learn how to really use full-functioned cameras like this one - Visit our free Photo Lessons area! Sigma is a company with a long history in the photo industry, although they're better known for their broad line of lenses than...

Shutter lag and cycle time: I measured the SD10's cycle time using three different memory cards: A Lexar 24x 256MB, a Lexar 24x 256MB "WA" (Write-Accelerated) card, and a SimpleTech 512MB. While the SD10 supposedly supports Lexar's Write Acceleration...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : CD Price (

Sigma SD10 Digital Camera Pro Review


The Foveon sensor-equipped SD10 is a unique DSLR that records only in RAW mode. This RAW-only implementation means that many common DSLR controls are not present in the SD10 body. These controls are provided in the included excellent Photo Pro...

High-quality images free of most digital artifacts, Wide range of lenses, PhotoPro 2.0 image-processing software, Excellent histogram and in-camera image evaluation, Diopter correction

Performance, Some unfortunate design implementations, Mirror slap, No built-in flash or PC terminal

Testing and review of the Sigma SD10 came about because of a need for high definition and detailed documentation capability. As a professional photographer working in some rather unusual, and at times difficult conditions, I was seeking another...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Peter K. Burian (

Sigma SD10 Digital Camera New Full Color Foveon X3 Pro Sensor In A Full Featured SLR


The Continuous autofocus system had no difficulty tracking most moving subjects and the 1.9 fps framing rate (in high-res capture) was adequately fast for all but sports photography

full-featured camera with all of the capabilities we expect in a 35mm model targeting photo enthusiasts. Upgrades over the SD9 include higher ISO and longer shutter speed options, more reliable autofocus, especially in low light, plus support for...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Sigma SD10


What's the big deal about the Foveon sensor? To understand that, first you need to know about how it works. A traditional CCD or CMOS sensor on a digital camera looks like a checkerboard, except with 3 colors (red, green, blue). 50% of the total pixels...

Stunning image quality ; Robust performance ; FireWire and USB ports ; Uses AA batteries (instead of lithium-ion) ; Easy to use ; All the benefits of a D-SLR: lenses, flashes, and full manual controls ; Excellent Photo Pro software

Poor low light focusing without external flash ; Dust seems to be a problem ; Some of Sigma's lenses are not so great ; All images must be post-processed (this may be a good thing, depending on your point of view) ; Above average noise at high ISOs ;...

Since the SD10 uses Sigma SA-mount lenses, I recommend it mostly to those who either have a small lens collection, or for people who are buying their first D-SLR. For those with large investments in Nikon or Canon glass, it's hard to throw all that...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (

Sigma SD-10 SD10


I'm not a fan of Sigma. Buy the far superior Canon Digital Rebel for $899, Nikon D70 for $899 or Canon 20D for $1,499 instead, since they have none of the problems I mention above and for my uses are far more productive and practical. I honestly see no...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Shutterbug (

Sigma SD10 Digital Camera


Best known for its vast line of lenses with sophisticated technology, Sigma also manufactures 35mm and digital SLR cameras. Their latest digital SLR, the SD10, is an improved version of the earlier SD9 employing an enhanced Foveon X3 sensor detailed in...

Apr, 2001

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When I tested this cameraâs predecessor, the Sigma SD9, I was displeased that it was so obviously a digital back grafted onto a film SLR camera. Apparently I was not the only one to raise issues with the SD9, and it seems that Sigma has listened and...

The GUI for Sigma/Foveonâs Photo Pro browser allows you to view FX3 files from the SD10 and convert them to files that you can work with in Photoshop or other similar applications. I would have been much happier with a Photoshop plug-in than with this...

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