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Sigma SD9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sigma SD9. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the sensor and software. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and exposure get critical views.

image quality, usability, lens, software, sensor

performance, portability, battery, exposure, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma SD9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sigma SD9 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and software.

performance, software, image quality

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

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Les Freed (pcmag.com)

Sigma SD9

 

The Sigma SD9 ($1,400 street) is the only camera to use the innovative new Foveon X3 chip, the first chip that is sensitive to all three primary colors.

The Sigma SD9's relatively slow auto-focus and 2-fps shooting rate rule it out for sports and action photography. But its excellent image quality, accurate color rendering, and low price tag will appeal to advanced amateurs and budget-minded...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Sigma SD9 Digital SLR review

 

Sigma SD9 Digital SLR

Amazing detail captured in well-lit scenes; excellent Raw processing software included; lens-mount dust protector keeps sensor clean.

Lack of usable high ISO sensitivity; slow, indecisive autofocus; high noise levels in many images; two separate battery systems.

The Sigma SD9 is a mediocre digital SLR that occasionally displays flashes of greatness.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sigma SD9 Review

 

Foveon caused quite a stir back on the 11th February this year when they announced their revolutionary new X3 sensor. On the same day Sigma announced that the SD9 would be the first digital camera to utilize this sensor, of course it would also be the...

The best resolution per output pixel we've ever seen, X3 lives up to the hype The first digital camera to offer true single pixel resolution, goes beyond Nyquist frequency Resolution of enlarged images virtually indistinguishable from six megapixel...

No in-camera JPEG, storage implications of shooting RAW Color clipping / gray halos - not clear if a sensor or Photo Pro issue Unnatural blue skies / chromatic aberration sensitivity - linked problems? Disappointing long exposure performance Limited...

Foveon (a previously not-so-well-known technology company) and Sigma (never before produced a digital camera) have had the guts and innovation to come to a very aggressive and critical market with a totally new concept in digital image capture. They...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sigma SD9 SLR

 

Go to Page Two Sigma SD9 Specifications Camera type Interchangeable Lens SLR Type Digital Camera Storage media CompactFlash TM (CF) (Type I/II), MicroDrive Image sensor size 13.8 x 20.7mm Usable lenses Sigma SA Series Angle of view Equivalent to 1.7x...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma SD9 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Sigma is a company with a long history in the photo industry, although they're better known for their broad line of lenses than their cameras. Sigma's lenses for 35mm cameras have developed a reputation for delivering sharp images at affordable prices,...

Shadow = 201 Highlight = 252 As above, but adjusted with Photoshop's "Levels" control to show point at which highight detail stops

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Sigma SD-9

 

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Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Sigma SD-9 SD9 Test Review © 2005 KenRockwell.com

 

I'm not a fan of Sigma. Buy the Canon Digital Rebel for $900 ($999 with a good lens thrown in) or the Nikon D100 for $1,699 instead, since they have none of the problems I mention above.I'm astounded how the people who write reviews for a living just...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Uwe Steinmueller (outbackphoto.com)

Sigma SD9 Experience Report

 

Expert review by (photo.net)

Sigma SD9 Digital Camera Preview and Foveon Discussion

 

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com.au)

Sigma SD9 Digital SLR review: Sigma SD9 Digital SLR

 

Sigma SD9 Digital SLR

Amazing detail captured in well-lit scenes; excellent Raw processing software included; lens-mount dust protector keeps sensor clean.

Lack of usable high ISO sensitivity; slow, indecisive autofocus; high noise levels in many images; two separate battery systems.

The Sigma SD9 is a mediocre digital SLR that occasionally displays flashes of greatness.

Apr, 2003
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