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Web Code: 567GEV004  •  Mfr Code: SD1
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  • 46 MP Digital SLR Camera
  • FOVEON X3 CMOS Sensor
  • Dual TRUE II Engine
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  • 46 MP Digital SLR Camera
  • FOVEON X3 CMOS Sensor
  • Dual TRUE II Engine
  • 3.0 inch TFT LCD
  • Magnesium Alloy Body:
  • This rigid, tough yet lightweight body securely protects the interior from shock and electromagnetic interference, while adding strength and durability to withstand challenging conditions
  • X3 Direct Image Sensor:
  • 46MP direct image sensor of the SD1 is a breakthrough that triples the 14MP resolution of the sensor used in Sigma cameras up to now, while retaining the�@"emotional image quality" that is unique to a full-color capture system. We enlarged the sensor to APS-C size (1.5x focal length equivalent), while narrowing pixel pitch, thereby dramatically raising the pixel count to 46MP (4,800 x 3,200 x 3)
  • Dual TRUE II Engine:
  • TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II image processing engine which improves processing speed and overall image quality
  • The unique image-processing algorithm provides high resolving power and reproduces high definition images with richly graduated tones
  • In addition, the SD1 can record both RAW and JPEG files simultaneously
  • Weather and Dust Resistance:
  • Controls and joints are sealed to block dust and moisture from entering the card slot, battery room and other parts of the camera interior. This enhances reliability in harsh professional usage situations
  • Four Metering Modes:
  • Features 77-segment evaluative metering, center weighted average metering, center area metering and spot metering
  • 77-segment evaluative metering: Evaluative metering is suitable for general photography. Even in strong back lighting situations, the camera will give you the correct exposure
  • Center weighted average metering: The camera will measure the average luminance of the entire picture area with additional emphasis on the center area. This is ideal when using optional exposure compensation
  • Center area metering: The camera will measure the luminance of 10% of the entire picture area. This is ideal for metering backlit subjects
  • Spot metering: The camera will measure the luminance of 1% of the entire picture area. This mode is suitable when you wish to set the exposure for a small portion of the scene and ignore the influence of the rest of the area
  • Memory:
  • Accepts TYPE I CF cards
  • UDMA mode compatibility enables fast processing of large amounts of data. *It is not possible to use TYPE II CF cards or microdrives
  • ISO 100-6400:
  • Captures light effectively and ensures noiseless image processing. The image sensor provides high definition with rich, graduated tones
  • Drive Mode:
  • Two motor systems:
  • Using a two-motor system with dedicated motors for mirror-drive and shutter charge reduces the vibration of mirror movement, thereby preventing camera shake. A mirror lock-up mechanism prevents further vibration when the shutter is released. Preventing camera shake is especially important for macro photography and when using ultra-telephoto lenses
  • Advanced DDR III Buffer:
  • To handle large volumes of color data at high speed, the SD1 uses DDR III buffer memory technology, which delivers class-leading performance. The SD1 features a continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second and can capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode
  • Shutter:
  • The durable focal plane shutter mechanism has a life cycle of over 100,000 exposures and dramatically reduces generation of dust
  • The photographer can enjoy taking pictures with confidence that the image sensor is clean and protected from dust or dirt originating inside or outside the camera
  • Autofocus:
  • 11-point AF:
  • The autofocus system features an 11-point twin cross sensor. This shifted twin cross type sensor improves AF accuracy. Selecting the AF point can be done manually or automatically.
  • 77-segment AE Sensor:
  • The SD1 features a new 77-segment AE sensor using advanced AE algorithms to improve exposure accuracy. Exact control coordinated with the 11 AF points achieves accurate exposure even in difficult lightning conditions.
  • Exposure Compensation:
  • Exposure can be manually adjusted to suit your needs
  • When difficult lighting conditions make appropriate exposure unclear, auto bracketing lets you take a sequence of shots of the same subject at three or five different exposure levels
  • Bracketing can be set in 1/3EV increments up to +-3EV(3levels) or +-1.7EV(5 levels)
  • User Interface:
  • Intuitive, User Interface:
  • User interface provides faster and more convenient operation. Aperture and shutter speed can be set by their own dials. The exposure compensation button and exposure mode button are on top of the body for quick access.
  • A Quick Set (QS) menu lets you easily change commonly used functions. To display the QS menu, simply press the QS button. QS menu 1 is for ISO setting, flash mode, metering mode and AF mode; QS menu 2 offers white balance, image quality, image size and color mode.
  • OK Button Setting:
  • You can allocate certain functions to the OK button for added convenience. These functions include Review Image, Rotate Image and Mark Image
  • Viewfinder:
  • Wide Coverage Viewfinder:
  • The SD1 features a pentaprism viewfinder with 98% (vertical and horizontal) coverage, 0.95x magnification and an 18mm eye point. Diopter adjustment is provided over a range of -3 to +1.5 dpt.
  • Display:
  • 3.0 inch TFT color monitor
  • This 460,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to check focusing and composition
  • Built-in Flash:
  • Sigma SD1 camera's built-in flash has a guide number of 11 to cover a 17mm lens angle (equivalent to 25.5mm with a 35mm camera)
  • The built-in flash can be synchronized to a shutter speed of up to 1/180 sec. The S-TTL automatic exposure system enables control of advanced flash photography
  • Dust Protector:
  • Most digital SLR cameras are vulnerable to dust entering the body. If dust and dirt adhere to the image sensor, it may appear in the photos. The lens mount of the SD1 is equipped with a dust protector and the area around it is sealed to prevent dust from entering the body. Even in the unlikely event of dust adhering to the image sensor, the dust protector can be removed easily for sensor cleaning.
  • Battery:
  • Dedicated BP-21 lithium-ion battery is supplied as standard with the SD1
  • It takes about 150 minutes to fully charge with the supplied BC-21 battery charger
  • The optional SAC-4 AC adapter lets the Sigma SD1 run on AC power from a wall socket
  • Format: Interchangeable lens SLR camera
  • Compatible Lenses: SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
  • Lens Mount: SIGMA SA bayonet mount
  • Angle of View: Equivalent to approx. 1.5 times the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
  • Image Sensor: FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
  • Image Sensor Size: 23.5 x 15.7mm (0.9 inch x 0.6 inch)
  • White Balance: 8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
  • Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage: 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.95x (50mmF1.4 - �?)
  • Eye point: 18mm
  • Diopter Adjustment Range: -3.0 dpt - +1.5 dpt
  • 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: 11 points twin cross sensor
  • AF Operating Range: EV -1 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: Orange Color AF Assist Light
  • Focus Lock: AF button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
  • Metering Systems: 77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
  • Metering Range: EV 1 to 20 (50mm F1.4�FISO100)
  • Exposure Control System: (P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
  • ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100-6400
  • Exposure Compensation: +-3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
  • AE Lock: AE lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
  • Auto Bracketing: Three or Five frames (in 1/3 steps,Appropriate Exposure-Under Exposure-Over Exposure)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically Controlled Focal Plane Shutter
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 - 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-610 DG SUPER, EF-610 DG ST, EM-140DG
  • Sync Terminal: Available
  • Connectivity: Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
  • Drive Modes: [1]Single, [2]Continuous, [3]Self-timer (2 sec./10 sec.), [4]Mirror Lock-up
  • Continuous shooting speed: High: 5 frames per sec.; Medium: 6 frames per sec.; Low: 6 frames per sec.
  • Continuous buffer: High: Max. 7 frames; Medium: Max. 14 frames; Low: Max. 14 frames
  • LCD Monitor Type: TFT Color LCD Monitor
  • Monitor Size: 3.0"
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 460,000
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Reviewing Images: Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
  • 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: 145.5 mm/5.7" (W) x 113.5 mm/4.4"(H) x 80.0 mm/3.1"(D)
  • Weight: 700g/ 25oz
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - +40 degrees C
  • Operating Hunidity Range: 85% or lower
  • 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
  • SD1 Instruction Manual


Camera Type: Digital SLR
Camera Style: Pro
Lens Mount: Sigma SA
Camera Format: APS-C
Effective Pixels: 46.0MP
Approx. Resolution: 46MP
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type/Size: 23.5 x 15.7mm CMOS
File Formats: JPEG, RAW
Memory Card Type: Compact Flash


ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400
Shutter: Speed: 30-1/8000 sec.
Remote Control: N/A
Mirror Lock-Up: N/A
Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Overcast, Shade


Continuous Shooting: Up to 5 FPS
Self Timer: N/A
Connectivity: Av Output, USB 2.0

Focus Control

Focus Type: Auto
Focus Mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points: N/A


Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage: 98%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.5m
Screen Size: 3.0"
Display Screen Type: Rear Screen LCD
Screen Coverage: 100%
Angle of View: N/A
Live View: N/A

AV Recording

File Size: N/A
Exposure Control: N/A
ISO Sensitivity: N/A
Exposure Compensation: N/A
Focus (Auto/Manual): N/A
Continuous Shooting Time: N/A
Audio Recording: N/A


Flash Modes: Flash On
Built-in Flash: Yes
Guide No. (Feet/Metres): N/A
Max Sync Speed: 1/180 sec.
Flash Compensation: N/A
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe


Swivel/Tilt LCD: No
Weather Resistant: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes


Battery: BP-21 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter: SAC-4
Operating/Storage Temperature: N/A


Weight: 24.7 oz. (700g)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.7x4.4x3.1" (145x112x79mm)
Colour: Black

Kit Lens Performance

Focal Length: None
Aperture (Max. & Min.): None
Camera Mount Type: None
Format Compatibility: None
Angle of View: None
Minimum Focus Distance: None
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: None
Groups/Elements: None
Diaphragm Blades: None

Kit Lens Features

Autofocus: None
Tripod Collar: None
Image Stabilization: None

Kit Lens Physical

Dimensions (DxL): None
Filter Thread: None
Weight: None

Additional Information

Warranty: 10 year manufacturer warranty (Camera)

What’s Included:

  • 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
  • SD1 Instruction Manual
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