Sigma SD15 DSLR Camera Body

by Sigma
Sigma SD15 DSLR Camera Body
Sigma's SD15 SLR camera is the latest model in Sigma`s SD series. Powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor it can capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers. The new SD15 incorporates the "TRUE II" image processing engine which processes the large amount of data from the 14 megapixel direct image sensor. It also provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail, rich in gradation. The camera adopts the SD card and incorporates a highly visible 3.0 inch LCD monitor, 77-segment AE sensor and AFE (Analog Front End). It provides high image quality and user friendly design. In addition, the durable shutter mechanism, which has a life of over 100,000 actuations, is ideal for the demand of digital photography.


World's first full color image sensor: Foveon X3 image sensor
14.45 megapixel
True II Image processing engine
SD card
21 frames captured continuously in RAW mode
Large, highly visible 3.0' TFT color LCD Monitor


Lens Mount: SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Angle of View: Equivalent to approx. 1.7 times the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor: FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size: 20.7x13.8mm (0.8 inchx0.5 inch)
Number of Pixels:
- Total Pixels 14.45MP (2,688x1,792x3 layers)
- Effective Pixels 14.06MP(2,652x1,768x3 layers)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Storage Media: SDHC, Multi Media Card
Still Image Format: Exif2.21, DCF2.0
Recording Mode: Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit), JPEG(High,Medium, Low)
Color Mode: 7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Number of Pixels (File Size): RAW High 2,640 x 1,760 (Approx.15.4MB)
White Balance: 8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification: 0.9x (50mmF1.4- ∞)
Eye point: 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range: -3dpt to +1.5dpt
Focusing Screen: Fixed, all matt screen
Mirror: Quick return
Depth of Field Preview: Depth of field preview button
Auto Focus Type: TTL phase difference detection system
AF Point: 5-points (center AF point:cross type)
AF Operating Range: EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode: Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point Selection: Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Active AF point indicator: Superimposed in viewfinder
AF Assist Light: White Color AF Assist Light
Focus Lock: Shutter Release Halfway-Down position
Metering Systems: 77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
Metering Range: EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4:ISO100)
Exposure Control System: (P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
ISO Sensitivity: AUTO(ISO 100-200) : With Flash (ISO 100-400)
Equivalent to ISO100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 (ISO50 and ISO3200 with Extended Mode)
Exposure Compensation: +/-3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock: AE lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
Auto Bracketing: With 3 frames bracketing : 1/3EV Stops Up to +/-3EV
With 5 frames bracketing : 1/3EV Stops Up to +/-1.7EV
Shutter Type: Electronically Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 - 30 sec., Bulb (up to 30 sec. With Extended Mode: 2 min.)
External Flash Sync.: X-Sync(1/180)
Flash Type: Manual Pop-up Built-in flash
Built-in Flash Guide Number: GN11
Built-in Flash Coverage Range: 17mm lens angle covered
Flash Metering System: S-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Compensation: +/-3EV(1/3 stop increments)
Compatible Flashguns: EF-530DG SUPER, EF-530DG ST, EM-140 DG
Sync Terminal: Available
Connectivity: Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
Top LCD: Shutter speed display, Aperture value display, Exposure meter display, Shooting capacity display, Exposure mode display, Battery status display, Remote controller mode display, Exposure compensation value display
Drive Modes: [1]Single, [2]Continuous, [3]Self-timer (2 sec./10 sec.), [4]Mirror Lock-up
Continuous shooting speed: 3 frames/second
Maximum number of frames for continuous shooting: 21 frames
LCD Monitor Type: TFT Color LCD Monitor
Monitor Size: 3.0"
LCD Pixels: Approx. 460,000
Coverage: 100%
Highlight Display: Available
Histogram: Available
LCD Monitor Language: English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Korean / Russian
Interfaces: USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
Battery: Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
Dimensions: 144mm/5.7"(W) X 107.3mm/4.2"(H) X 80.5mm/3.2"(D)
Weight: 680g/24oz (without batteries)
Operating Temperature: 0 - +40oC
Operating Hunidity Range: 85% or lower
Optional Accessories:
- Battery Grip PG-21
- AC Adapter SAC-4
- Remote Controller RS-31
- Cable Release Switch CR-21
- Electronic Flashes - EF-530 DG SUPER, EF-530 DG ST, EM-140 DG

In the Box

Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21
Battery charger BC-21
USB Cable
Video Cable
Neck Strap
Eye Cap
Body Cap
Eyepiece Cap
SIGMA Photo Pro Disc
SD15 Instruction Manual


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