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The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera is the latest camera in Sigma's SD series. With a magnesium alloy body it means it is resistant to water and dust. Powered by a X3 Direct Image Sensor and a dual three-layer responsive ultimate II image processing engine, this Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera uses fast, high-capacity CF cards. A built-in flash with 17mm angle of coverage and a guide number of 11 to cope with a 17mm lens angle. The total number of effective pixels is 46 megapixels and the camera can shoot in RAW which gives added creative opportunities.
The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has a 3.0 inch TFT colour LCD monitor, with 100% coverage and a comprehensive in-built flash with the ability to attach a more powerful flash onto the hotshoe. The S-TTL Auto flash metering system, will give perfectly exposed results in even the most difficult lighting and the Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has a guide number of 11.
The image review has a single or multiple frame display and can run a slide show and zoom into areas of the screen. The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has a shutter speed of 1/8000 -30 seconds , bulb, up to 30seconds with extended mode of 2 minutes and an electronically controlled focal plane shutter. The durable plane shutter has a life cycle of over 100,000 exposures and this means it reduces dust. The photographer can enjoy taking pictures with confidence that the sensor is clean and and protected from dust or dirt in and outside of the camera. By using a two-motor system with dedicated motors for a mirror-drive and the shutter charge takes away the vibration of mirror movement, therefore stops camera shake for clear photographs.
The AE lock, is a very useful tool, as is the auto bracketing and the Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual mode and the camera accepts TYPE I CF cards. UDMA mode6 compatiblity makes sure of quick processing of large amounts of data. Please note: TYPE II CF cards or microdrives are not compatible.
The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has a dual TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II image processing engine which makes the processing speed faster and the image quality clearer. For the camera to handle a large capacity of colour data at high speed, the SD1 uses DDR III buffer memory technology.
The Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera has a mangnesium alloy-clad body construction. This tough, although lightweight body securely protects the interior from any accidental drops or electromagnetic interference. This body also adds strength and durability to the camera to stand through weather conditions.
Angle of view
Image sensor size
Number of pixels
Total Pixels 48MP
Effective Pixels 46MP (4,800 x 3,200 x 3 layers)
Still image format
High 4,704 x 3,136 x 3 (Approx. 45 MB)
Medium 3,264 x 2,176 x 3 (Approx. 24 MB)
Low 2,336 x 1,568 x 3 (Approx. 12 MB)
High- Fine 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 10MB)
Normal 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 5.6 MB)
Basic 4,704 x 3,136 (Approx. 4.2 MB)
Medium- Fine 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 5MB)
Normal 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 2.7 MB)
Basic 3,264 x 2,176 (Approx 2 MB)
Low- Fine 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 2.5 MB)
Normal 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 1.4 MB)
Basic 2,336 x 1,568 (Approx 1 MB)
Viewfinder frame coverage
Diopter adjustment range
Depth of field preview button
Auto Focus Type
AF operating range
AF point selection
Active AF point indicator
AF assist light
77 segment evaluative metering, spot metering, center area metering, centre-weighted average metering
1/8000 - 30 sec, bult (up to 30 sec. With exteded mode: 2 min)
Manual Pop-up Built-in flash
Monitor size / LCD pixels
3.0" / Approx. 460,000
145.5mm/5.7" (W) x 113.5mm/4.4" (H) x 80.0mm/3.1"(D)
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