Sigma SD15 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”


The tonal range and detail in colour reproduction is superb.


This is a full-size enlargement from the centre of the image above.


Even in shade the colours really stand out.


There’s plenty of detail even in the saturated areas.


This sunset looks great, but there’s very little shadow detail.


Score in detail

  • Value 5
  • Design & Features 5
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 9


Camera type Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) By lensx
Image Sensor 20.7x13.8mm Foveon X3 sensor
Optical focal length By lens
Shutter speed 30 secs to 1/4000th + B
Auto focus TTL phase difference detection system, Single, Continuous with motion prediction
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 2640x1760
Other resolutions 1872x1248, 1312x880
Focus range By lens
Exposure control P, A, S, M
Exposure metering Multi-zone, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure compensation +3EV in 1/3 EV steps
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
LCD Monitor 3-inch
Viewfinder Optical reflex, 98% frame coverage
Flash range Guide number 11
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye reduction
White balance modes Auto, sunlight, shade, overcast, incandescent, fluorescent, flash and custom
Drive modes Single, continuous 3fps
Image formats JPEG, RAW
Picture adjustments Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation
Video (max res/format) N/A
Movie length N/A
Self timer 10/2 seconds
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied 1500mAh Li-on
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL/NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
Manual 121-page printed manual

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 144mm
Depth (Millimeter) 107.3mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 680g (730g including battery)kg