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Sigma SD15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sigma SD15. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the sensor and image quality. The design and usability also get good feedback, but the video and exposure get critical comments.

performance, usability, design, image quality, sensor

low-light, color, exposure, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma SD15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sigma SD15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The sensor also gets good reviews.

design, sensor, image quality

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma SD15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sigma SD15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The portability and sensor also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the performance, while there are some less positive opinions about the color.

sensor, portability, design, image quality

color

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Sigma SD15 Review

 

The Sigma SD15 is a new DSLR camera which utilises the the same 14.06 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor technology as its predecessor, the SD14, and the company's range of premium DP-branded compacts. Other key features of the long-awaited SD15, which was...

Although less of an obvious odd fish than its forebears, the Sigma SD15 is still not an easy camera to deliver an unequivocal verdict on. But it's fair to say that, if your main aim when choosing which DSLR to buy is to find the best value all rounder,...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma SD15 Review

 

First announced in September 2008 at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne,Germany, the Sigma SD15 is a direct successor to the now ratherlong-in-the-tooth SD14 model, which was announced in September 2006 and startedshipping in March 2007. The Sigma SD15...

The Sigma SD15 began shipping in late June 2010, with street pricing in the region of US$989.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Sigma SD15

 

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new the new Sigma SD15 digital SLR camera. This digital camera is the latest model in Sigma's digital SLR camera SD series, powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor it can capture all...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sigma SD15 digital SLR camera

 

The Sigma SD15 is a digital SLR to take on the Canons and the Nikons, with Sigma's proprietary Foveon sensor technology

Innovative sensor technology

Uncomfortable to use, poor image quality

While we admire the innovation of an alternative sensor technology, the combination of below-expectation picture quality and poor control in everyday handling means this is a difficult camera to recommend. With a substantial price cut it could make a...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sigma SD15

 

Can Sigma's latest DSLR unlock the potential of the Foveon sensor?

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Sigma SD15

 

Sigma is best known among photography enthusiasts for its third party lenses and accessories, principally for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, and competently made and fairly priced they are too. Back in 2002, however, it decided that it wanted to produce...

Chunky robust build, unique adoption of Foveon X3 sensor sets the SD15 apart from the competition, better than previous generations

Pricey, very noisy images at higher ISOs, no Live View, no video or HDMI output

The SD15 is a tricky camera to review - its images don’t look like any we’re used to seeing from a digital camera and require a fair amount of Photoshop work to pull the best out of them. However, put in the effort and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Sigma's Foveon X3 sensor design is unique, but does the SD 15 move it any further forward?

Great sensor ; Back to basics approach

Muddled design ; Keen price

Sigma's best known for its lenses, but it also produces two very interesting cameras. One is the DP1s/DP2s compact (same camera, different lenses) and the other is the SD series of D-SLRs.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Smalley (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sigma SD15 review

 

Sigma's SD15 is an interesting, but slightly flawed camera. Picture quality can be something of a mixed bag - especially at higher ISOs - and its quirkiness will frustrate some users. It's a love-hate DSLR.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sigma SD15

 

Sigma is best known for its high-value lenses, often bought for use on DSLRs from leading brands such as Canon and Nikon. More recently the Japanese company started making its own camera bodies and even a high-end compact camera. But in a crowded...

While we admire the innovation of an alternative sensor technology, the combination of below-expectation picture quality and poor control in everyday handling means this is a difficult camera to recommend. At around £500 it could make a better case as...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Sigma SD15

 

A well-built DSLR camera for photographers who want to work with raw files to obtain maximum image quality.It's taken a while for Sigma's SD15 to reach the market. First displayed at Photokina 2008 and then officially announced as a successor to the...

Many features in the SD15 have been improved in the three years that have passed since we reviewed the SD14. However, the Foveon sensor remains the same and, even though JPEG performance has improved dramatically, this camera only delivers its best...

Apr, 2011
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