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Sigma SD14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Sigma SD14. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the color and price are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the lens. There are some negative reviews about the low light performance and zoom.

performance, usability, image quality, price, color

reliability, software, exposure, zoom, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sigma SD14


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sigma SD14 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 Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the zoom and reliability.

usability, performance, price, image quality, portability

reliability, zoom

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

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sigma SD14


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sigma SD14 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and battery get less positive comments.

performance, price, portability, usability, durability

battery, reliability

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

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (

Sigma SD14 reviewed: promising, but not quite there


We've been hearing about Sigma's SD14 14.1-megapixel DSLR with that nifty Foveon 3-layer image sensor since last year, but it looks like all the hype was just that: Popular Photography got their hands on a review unit and wasn't too impressed. ...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Donald Melanson (

Sigma teases SD14 DSLR


We've gotta hand it to Sigma, with other companies announcing a slew of digital cameras in advance of Photokina, it's holding out and unveiling its new DSLR, the SD14, at the show itself. Of course, they're still doing their best to build anticipation...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Sigma SD14 review


Sigma SD14

Removable IR-cut filter lets you use the SD14 for infrared photography and acts as a dust shield for the sensor during normal photography.

Slow performance overall; overly noisy images at ISO 800 and ISO 1600; poor control scheme; inelegant design and ergonomics.

Sigma and Foveon fans, who have been waiting eagerly for this camera, might be interested in the SD14, but consumers can easily find more bang for their buck from other SLRs on the market.

Jun, 2007

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Sigma SD14


The Sigma SD14 is a unique, well-constructed camera. It is easy to handle, manipulate and maneuver. The camera performs very well, producing images with excellent quality detail and sharpness. The strength of the camera is the ability to reproduce...

Superior shutter speed rangeLarge, bright LCD screenExcellent quality detail and sharpnessDynamic color range

Heavy, clunky body

The Sigma SD14 uses a 14 mega pixel Foveon X3 Direct Image CMOS sensor...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Sean Fears (

Sigma SD14 - Digital Camera Review


Since the announcement of the Sigma SD15, the Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera has dropped in price, leaving it a viable option as an entry-level DSLR camera option. Find out what this digital SLR camera's pros and cons are. This digital SLR camera review...

Overall, I would recommend the Sigma SD14, but with caveats: only purchase it if you're looking for a bargain entry into the DSLR category that will push you to develop your photography skills, or if you're interested in exploring infrared photography....

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Pop Photo (

Hands On: Sigma SD14


We were starting to feel like we were waiting for Godot, but we (finally!) got a hold of a full production model Sigma SD14, the DSLR using the newly upgraded Foveon X3 chip that records red, green, and blue on three separate stacked layers in its...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : drg (

Sigma SD14 Review


The Sigma SD14 is more than just another pretty face in the growing crowd of consumer DSLR cameras. The SD14 improves on the amazing image quality that was hallmark of its predecessors, the SD9 and SD10. The camera has also been refined with several...

Superb image quality from Foveon X3 sensor, Pentaprism viewfinder with 98 percent coverage and 0.9x magnification., Brilliant 2.5-inch LCD with three levels of magnification., Diopter correction allows adjustment for user's eyesight., Pop-up flash with...

No scene or custom exposure or settings., Difficult to some change settings without looking away from the viewfinder., No auto-ISO or gradations between the five ISO settings., Can't go back in the menus., Sigma Photo Pro 3.0 software is slow.

After thoroughly testing the SD14, I'm convinced Sigma has once again delivered a photographic tool that makes clean, beautiful, detailed images. The SD14 isn't perfect - it could make those beautiful images easier to produce across a wider range of...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Peter K. Burian (

Sigma's SD14; D-SLR Camera With “Full-Color” Foveon X3 Pro Sensor With 14 Million Photodetectors


The long-awaited replacement for the SD10 that was released in 2004, Sigma's new SD14 (average street price: $1599) retains the best features of its predecessor but benefits from improvements that make it more competitive with the latest cameras. These...

Because this camera requires Sigma SA-mount lenses and Sigma EF-DG series flash units, it will primarily appeal to those who have not already invested in a system of some other brand. If you fall into that category and if you want a versatile D-SLR...

Sep, 2007

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Sigma SD14 Digital Camera Review


This DSLR camera (not recommended for beginners) works on the base of Foveon X3 Sensor and will finally be available since 6th March 2007 (originally announced at Photokina in August 2006). Foveon X3 sensor (20.7mm x 13.8mm) was seen by many as the...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (

Sigma SD14 digital SLR


The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Sigma SD14 Digital SLR camera. The new Sigma SD14, powered by the 14 Megapixels Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor, can reproduce high definition images rich in gradation and impressive...

Sep, 2006

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