Sigma SD-1 Merrill Body

Sigma SD-1 Merrill Body

Code: C26900    Brand: Sigma   
  • Foveon X3 46 megapixel image sensor
  • Splash proof design blocks dust & water
  • BP21 battery & charger, video cable, neck strap
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$2,198.90
APN: 0085126928766
Supplier Code: C26900

30MP equivalent 'emotional image quality'

The 46MP direct image sensor of the SD1 Merrill is a breakthrough that triples the 14MP resolution of the sensor used in previous generations of Sigma cameras, while retaining the "emotional image quality" that is unique to a full-color capture system.

 

All pixels capture full RGB color

When the silicon image sensor struck by light, silicon absorbs shorter wavelengths (blue) near its surface and longer wavelengths (green, then red) at deeper levels.

 

Unencumbered by a low-pass filter

 

Sigma's direct image sensor design doesn't use color filters, so it doesn't need a low-pass filter to prevent the false colors of moire. 

Pure colore and light

Sigma's technology generates naturally faithful color images without needing to add information.

Dedicated Dual TRUE II image processing engine

A dual configuration of Sigma's renowned TRUE* II image processing engine powers the SD1 Merrill, bringing out the full potential of information captured by the full color sensor. 

 

From image to masterpiece with Photo Pro 5

In SIGMA Photo Pro 5 you will find precisely the functions you really need — no more, no less — to finish your photos with professionalism and artistry. With its intuitive and uncluttered interface, this digital darkroom application is unexcelled in RAW data processing performance.

Camera control software Sigma Capture Pro

With Sigma Capture Pro you can use a USB cable to connect the Sigma SD1 Merrill camera to a computer to enable remote control over shutter release and camera settings.

Astonishing 46MP Resolution. 'Emotional Image Quality' that Speaks to Your Inner Artist.

This truly groundbreaking digital SLR camera incorporates a 46 megapixel (4,800x3,200x3 layers) 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The SD1 is Sigma’s flagship digital SLR model housed in a solid magnesium alloy body making it extremely lightweight with an overall nice feel and pleasant handling. The splash proof feature protects the camera from the effects of harsh weather conditions. Incorporating a 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor, dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II” image processing engines and the 46 megapixel sensor ensures that high resolution images are processed quickly with high definition and a smooth and subtle graduation of color delivering an image size of approximately 35/45 mp in raw/tiff files. This latest technology meets the strictest standards and requirements of professionals and enthusiast photographers for all types of photography.

30MP equivalent 'emotional image quality'

The 46MP direct image sensor of the SD1 Merrill is a breakthrough that triples the 14MP resolution of the sensor used in previous generations of Sigma cameras, 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).

The luminance resolution of this sensor is, in fact, equivalent to that of a 30MP CFA sensor as measured on the standard B&W resolution chart used in conventional digital camera resolution testing.

With outstanding chrominance resolution that is free of low-pass filtering and color interpolation, Sigma takes a bold leap closer to the ideal, further enhancing the advantages of a direct image sensor. In terms of technology and image quality, this represents a significant advance.

Here at last is an image sensor for all who have ever dreamed of a digital camera breakthrough that can deliver the ultimate in image quality.

Not another monochrome sensor with color filters

The image sensor in almost all digital cameras, with the exception of Sigma's, is a color filter array (CFA) sensor. The image sensor itself is monochrome; it detects light intensity, but not color.

The CFA overlaying the sensor's light-sensitive photodiodes is a mosaic of red, green and blue (RGB) filters in a checkerboard-like grid. Therefore, each photosite, corresponding to a single pixel, receives just one of the three primary colors.

In this kind of system, a 15MP CFA sensor allots 7,500,000 pixels to green light and 3,750,000 each to red and blue light, respectively.

Right as is, this checkerboard pattern would create a strange image, so a process called color interpolation is used to blend in neighboring pixel color information.

For example, a green pixel gets color information from adjacent blue and red pixels, and so on.

Unique, innovative direct image sensor

Unlike CFA sensors, the image sensor in Sigma digital cameras uses three layers of photodiodes to gather the entire red, green and blue color information of light, forming the world's one and only full color capture system.

Since introducing its first-generation digital camera in 2002, Sigma has maintained an unwavering commitment to this unique technology.

All pixels capture full RGB color

The image sensor is made of silicon. When struck by light, silicon absorbs shorter wavelengths (blue) near its surface and longer wavelengths (green, then red) at deeper levels. The direct image sensor takes advantage of this fact, using three layers of photodiodes to capture all colors of light at each pixel location.

This means that a direct image sensor having 15,000,000 pixel locations is able to capture full red, green and blue color information, as is, at each pixel location. In other words, all 15,000,000 pixel locations can respond to all three primary RGB colors transmitted by the lens.

There is no need to assign red, green and blue to separate pixel locations, nor is it necessary to fabricate or eliminate color information during image processing. This full color capture system is, in principle, capable of providing equally high luminance resolution and chrominance resolution.

Since typical photographic subjects do contain an enormous amount of color information, Sigma is convinced that removing any discrepancy between luminance resolution and chrominance resolution is an important key to photographic naturalism.

Unencumbered by a low-pass filter

Another thing: color filter arrays are prone to false color patterns (moire). This problem is caused by interference between repeating patterns of fine lines in the subject and the mosaic pattern of the color filter array itself. Moire is typically prevented by installing a low-pass filter in front of the image sensor.

A low-pass filter works by removing the higher frequencies of light that carry fine detail. This does prevent interference and, therefore moire. But it also adversely affects resolution and image sharpness.

Facing this tradeoff, some cameras use CFA sensors without a low-pass filter, accepting the inevitable color moire patterns as the price to pay for a sharper image.

Sigma's direct image sensor design doesn't use color filters, so it doesn't need a low-pass filter to prevent the false colors of moire. The direct image sensor captures the sharp image formed by the lens without losing any information. As a leading lens maker with uncompromising standards of photographic image quality, Sigma believes the ideal capture system is one that receives full color information at each and every pixel location.

Pure colore and light: nothing added, nothing lost

In CFA sensor-equipped digital cameras, only one color is captured per pixel location. Color interpolation is required to generate a full color image from these single-color pixels. Over the past decades, color interpolation algorithms have greatly improved, so that interpolation errors are rarely a cause for concern in today's digital cameras.

Nevertheless, light information lost in the capture process can never be perfectly reconstructed. This standard approach cannot fulfill the promise of truly natural images. In sharp contrast, Sigma's direct image sensor has no use for color interpolation and doesn't suffer from its associated problems.

Sigma's technology generates naturally faithful color images without needing to add information. This is why the ambience of the scene is so vividly captured in photos taken with a Sigma digital camera. This reflects Sigma's policy of protecting the integrity of image information — keeping the image pure.

RAW mode reveals creative realms

Sigma believes that shooting photos is just one stage of creating photographs.

The creative process depends on carefully drawing out the latent power of the raw image to faithfully realize your vision in a work of photographic art.

Sigma's .x3f RAW image format files are your creative canvas. They let you work with the full dynamic range, broad color spectrum and delicate gradations of shadow and light that are gathered by the full color capture system.

All the information recorded by the amazing Foveon X3® direct image sensor is at your command.

Inspired by the virtually boundless potential of SD1 Merrill RAW format data, you embark on a voyage of artistic discovery with the exhilarating freedom to follow your creative muse in any direction.

Dedicated Dual TRUE II image processing engine

A dual configuration of Sigma's renowned TRUE* II image processing engine powers the SD1 Merrill, bringing out the full potential of information captured by the full color sensor.

Using Sigma's latest re-optimized proprietary algorithm, the Dual TRUE II processes vast volumes of data at blazing speed, generating crisp, high-definition images, scrupulously rendered with immersive spatial realism and profuse color detail. For extra convenience, both RAW data and JPEG data can be recorded simultaneously while shooting.

* TRUE: Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine

From image to masterpiece with Photo Pro 5

In SIGMA Photo Pro 5 you will find precisely the functions you really need — no more, no less — to finish your photos with professionalism and artistry. With its intuitive and uncluttered interface, this digital darkroom application is unexcelled in RAW data processing performance. Even if you are new to RAW file formats, you will find it easy to use.

The redesigned interface offers greater functionality and convenience to give full expression to your creative ideas and bring out the breathtaking potential of 46MP images generated by the SD1 Merrill's X3 technology. It also handles SD1 Merrill color mode setting data which optimizes color tone, contrast and other adjustments for various shooting conditions. These settings can be saved in RAW data files.

For image correction, the Adjustment Controls Palette offers seven parameters: exposure, contrast, shadows, highlights, color saturation, sharpness, and the X3 Fill Light feature. Together with the two noise reduction parameters and a color wheel, these controls give you the artistic latitude and precision to create the masterpieces that express your artistic vision.

Camera control software Sigma Capture Pro

With Sigma Capture Pro you can use a USB cable to connect the Sigma SD1 Merrill camera to a computer to enable remote control over shutter release and camera settings including aperture and shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO value. It is also possible to set how many times the shutter is to be released automatically in one operation. Even when the camera is connected to a computer, you can still use the shutter release and other controls on the camera body. Images can be stored on the camera’s CF card, the PC’s hard drive or both simultaneously.

JPEG convenience with the Sigma touch

When you want the convenience of JPEG, the SD1 Merrill delivers print-ready images finished to Sigma's own high standards. For purposes of connectivity, photo sharing, social media, and other casual applications, you may find that JPEG meets your needs.

On the other hand, the compact file size of JPEG depends on irreversible "lossy" compression that leaves little room for post-processing creativity. When you want to explore the full artistic potential of the SD1 Merrill, simply choose the RAW image format. This preserves 100% of captured information in all its 46-million-pixel glory, ready for you to give free rein to your creativity.

Full lens line of uncompromising quality

For state-of-the-art performance, Sigma's SA mount lenses feature a flare and ghost reducing Super Multi-Layer Coating; HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor); OS (Optical Stabilizer) anti-shake function; FLD ('F' Low Dispersion), ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass; aspheric elements; and other cutting-edge technology.

All Sigma standard focal length, wide-angle, telephoto, macro, fisheye, and other lenses are designed to work in synergy with the SD1 Merrill to maximize the full color capture system's exceptional image quality.

Sigma lenses are designed with one aim: to help you take better photos. Sigma offers more than 40 different lens types, distinguished by their exacting optics, smooth focusing and durable stability.

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

X3 direct image sensor (CMOS)

Image Sensor Size

23.5×15.7mm

Pixels

3:2

Storage Media

Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)

Still Image Format

Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0

Recording Mode

Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG(High, Medium, Low)

Color Mode

7 types ( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia )

Capture File Size

RAW
HIGH Approx. 45 MB (4,704×3,136×3)
Medium Approx. 24 MB (3,264×2,176×3)
LOW Approx. 12 MB (2,336×1,568×3)

JPEG
High
Fine Approx. 10 MB (4,704×3,136)
Normal Approx. 5.6 MB (4,704×3,136)
Basic Approx. 4.2 MB (4,704×3,136)

Medium
Fine Approx. 5.0 MB (3,264×2,176)
Normal Approx. 2.7 MB (3,264×2,176)
Basic Approx. 2.0 MB (3,264×2,176)

Low
Fine Approx. 2.5 MB (2,336×1,568)
Normal Approx. 1.4 MB (2,336×1,568)
Basic Approx. 1.0 MB (2,336×1,568)

White Balance Settings

8 types ( Auto, Daylight , Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, 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

-3dpt ~+1.5dpt

Auto Focus Type

TTL phase difference detection system

AF Point

11 points twin cross sensor

AF Operating Range

EV-1 ~+18 (ISO100)

Focus Mode

Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual

AF Point Selection

Automatic Selection, Manual Selection

Exposure Control Metering Systems

77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering

Metering Range

EV1 ~ 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

ISO100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400

Exposure Compensation

±3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)

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.)

Flash Connectivity

Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)

Built-in Flash

Manual Pop-up Built-in flash, GN11 (17mm lens angle covered)

Flash Sync Terminal

Available

LCD Monitor Type

TFT color LCD monitor

Monitor Size

3.0"

LCD Pixels

Approx. 460,000

Reviewing Images

Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show

LCD Monitor Language

English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Korean / Russian

Interfaces

USB(USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)

Power

Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Batterry Chager BC-21, AC Adapter SAC-4 (optional)

Dimensions

145.5 mm/5.7" (W) × 113.5 mm/4.4" (H) × 80.0 mm/3.1

Weight

700g/24.7oz. (without battery and card)

Continuous shooting speed

High:5 frame/sec., Medium:6 frame/sec., Low:6 frame/sec.

Continuous Buffer

High:Max. 7 frames, Medium:Max. 14 frames, Low:Max. 14 frames

What's in the box:

  • Sigma DP1 Merrill Camera
  • Li-ion Battery 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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OVERVIEW

Astonishing 46MP Resolution. 'Emotional Image Quality' that Speaks to Your Inner Artist.

This truly groundbreaking digital SLR camera incorporates a 46 megapixel (4,800x3,200x3 layers) 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The SD1 is Sigma’s flagship digital SLR model housed in a solid magnesium alloy body making it extremely lightweight with an overall nice feel and pleasant handling. The splash proof feature protects the camera from the effects of harsh weather conditions. Incorporating a 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor, dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II” image processing engines and the 46 megapixel sensor ensures that high resolution images are processed quickly with high definition and a smooth and subtle graduation of color delivering an image size of approximately 35/45 mp in raw/tiff files. This latest technology meets the strictest standards and requirements of professionals and enthusiast photographers for all types of photography.

30MP equivalent 'emotional image quality'

The 46MP direct image sensor of the SD1 Merrill is a breakthrough that triples the 14MP resolution of the sensor used in previous generations of Sigma cameras, 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).

The luminance resolution of this sensor is, in fact, equivalent to that of a 30MP CFA sensor as measured on the standard B&W resolution chart used in conventional digital camera resolution testing.

With outstanding chrominance resolution that is free of low-pass filtering and color interpolation, Sigma takes a bold leap closer to the ideal, further enhancing the advantages of a direct image sensor. In terms of technology and image quality, this represents a significant advance.

Here at last is an image sensor for all who have ever dreamed of a digital camera breakthrough that can deliver the ultimate in image quality.

Not another monochrome sensor with color filters

The image sensor in almost all digital cameras, with the exception of Sigma's, is a color filter array (CFA) sensor. The image sensor itself is monochrome; it detects light intensity, but not color.

The CFA overlaying the sensor's light-sensitive photodiodes is a mosaic of red, green and blue (RGB) filters in a checkerboard-like grid. Therefore, each photosite, corresponding to a single pixel, receives just one of the three primary colors.

In this kind of system, a 15MP CFA sensor allots 7,500,000 pixels to green light and 3,750,000 each to red and blue light, respectively.

Right as is, this checkerboard pattern would create a strange image, so a process called color interpolation is used to blend in neighboring pixel color information.

For example, a green pixel gets color information from adjacent blue and red pixels, and so on.

Unique, innovative direct image sensor

Unlike CFA sensors, the image sensor in Sigma digital cameras uses three layers of photodiodes to gather the entire red, green and blue color information of light, forming the world's one and only full color capture system.

Since introducing its first-generation digital camera in 2002, Sigma has maintained an unwavering commitment to this unique technology.

All pixels capture full RGB color

The image sensor is made of silicon. When struck by light, silicon absorbs shorter wavelengths (blue) near its surface and longer wavelengths (green, then red) at deeper levels. The direct image sensor takes advantage of this fact, using three layers of photodiodes to capture all colors of light at each pixel location.

This means that a direct image sensor having 15,000,000 pixel locations is able to capture full red, green and blue color information, as is, at each pixel location. In other words, all 15,000,000 pixel locations can respond to all three primary RGB colors transmitted by the lens.

There is no need to assign red, green and blue to separate pixel locations, nor is it necessary to fabricate or eliminate color information during image processing. This full color capture system is, in principle, capable of providing equally high luminance resolution and chrominance resolution.

Since typical photographic subjects do contain an enormous amount of color information, Sigma is convinced that removing any discrepancy between luminance resolution and chrominance resolution is an important key to photographic naturalism.

Unencumbered by a low-pass filter

Another thing: color filter arrays are prone to false color patterns (moire). This problem is caused by interference between repeating patterns of fine lines in the subject and the mosaic pattern of the color filter array itself. Moire is typically prevented by installing a low-pass filter in front of the image sensor.

A low-pass filter works by removing the higher frequencies of light that carry fine detail. This does prevent interference and, therefore moire. But it also adversely affects resolution and image sharpness.

Facing this tradeoff, some cameras use CFA sensors without a low-pass filter, accepting the inevitable color moire patterns as the price to pay for a sharper image.

Sigma's direct image sensor design doesn't use color filters, so it doesn't need a low-pass filter to prevent the false colors of moire. The direct image sensor captures the sharp image formed by the lens without losing any information. As a leading lens maker with uncompromising standards of photographic image quality, Sigma believes the ideal capture system is one that receives full color information at each and every pixel location.

Pure colore and light: nothing added, nothing lost

In CFA sensor-equipped digital cameras, only one color is captured per pixel location. Color interpolation is required to generate a full color image from these single-color pixels. Over the past decades, color interpolation algorithms have greatly improved, so that interpolation errors are rarely a cause for concern in today's digital cameras.

Nevertheless, light information lost in the capture process can never be perfectly reconstructed. This standard approach cannot fulfill the promise of truly natural images. In sharp contrast, Sigma's direct image sensor has no use for color interpolation and doesn't suffer from its associated problems.

Sigma's technology generates naturally faithful color images without needing to add information. This is why the ambience of the scene is so vividly captured in photos taken with a Sigma digital camera. This reflects Sigma's policy of protecting the integrity of image information — keeping the image pure.

RAW mode reveals creative realms

Sigma believes that shooting photos is just one stage of creating photographs.

The creative process depends on carefully drawing out the latent power of the raw image to faithfully realize your vision in a work of photographic art.

Sigma's .x3f RAW image format files are your creative canvas. They let you work with the full dynamic range, broad color spectrum and delicate gradations of shadow and light that are gathered by the full color capture system.

All the information recorded by the amazing Foveon X3® direct image sensor is at your command.

Inspired by the virtually boundless potential of SD1 Merrill RAW format data, you embark on a voyage of artistic discovery with the exhilarating freedom to follow your creative muse in any direction.

Dedicated Dual TRUE II image processing engine

A dual configuration of Sigma's renowned TRUE* II image processing engine powers the SD1 Merrill, bringing out the full potential of information captured by the full color sensor.

Using Sigma's latest re-optimized proprietary algorithm, the Dual TRUE II processes vast volumes of data at blazing speed, generating crisp, high-definition images, scrupulously rendered with immersive spatial realism and profuse color detail. For extra convenience, both RAW data and JPEG data can be recorded simultaneously while shooting.

* TRUE: Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine

From image to masterpiece with Photo Pro 5

In SIGMA Photo Pro 5 you will find precisely the functions you really need — no more, no less — to finish your photos with professionalism and artistry. With its intuitive and uncluttered interface, this digital darkroom application is unexcelled in RAW data processing performance. Even if you are new to RAW file formats, you will find it easy to use.

The redesigned interface offers greater functionality and convenience to give full expression to your creative ideas and bring out the breathtaking potential of 46MP images generated by the SD1 Merrill's X3 technology. It also handles SD1 Merrill color mode setting data which optimizes color tone, contrast and other adjustments for various shooting conditions. These settings can be saved in RAW data files.

For image correction, the Adjustment Controls Palette offers seven parameters: exposure, contrast, shadows, highlights, color saturation, sharpness, and the X3 Fill Light feature. Together with the two noise reduction parameters and a color wheel, these controls give you the artistic latitude and precision to create the masterpieces that express your artistic vision.

Camera control software Sigma Capture Pro

With Sigma Capture Pro you can use a USB cable to connect the Sigma SD1 Merrill camera to a computer to enable remote control over shutter release and camera settings including aperture and shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO value. It is also possible to set how many times the shutter is to be released automatically in one operation. Even when the camera is connected to a computer, you can still use the shutter release and other controls on the camera body. Images can be stored on the camera’s CF card, the PC’s hard drive or both simultaneously.

JPEG convenience with the Sigma touch

When you want the convenience of JPEG, the SD1 Merrill delivers print-ready images finished to Sigma's own high standards. For purposes of connectivity, photo sharing, social media, and other casual applications, you may find that JPEG meets your needs.

On the other hand, the compact file size of JPEG depends on irreversible "lossy" compression that leaves little room for post-processing creativity. When you want to explore the full artistic potential of the SD1 Merrill, simply choose the RAW image format. This preserves 100% of captured information in all its 46-million-pixel glory, ready for you to give free rein to your creativity.

Full lens line of uncompromising quality

For state-of-the-art performance, Sigma's SA mount lenses feature a flare and ghost reducing Super Multi-Layer Coating; HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor); OS (Optical Stabilizer) anti-shake function; FLD ('F' Low Dispersion), ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass; aspheric elements; and other cutting-edge technology.

All Sigma standard focal length, wide-angle, telephoto, macro, fisheye, and other lenses are designed to work in synergy with the SD1 Merrill to maximize the full color capture system's exceptional image quality.

Sigma lenses are designed with one aim: to help you take better photos. Sigma offers more than 40 different lens types, distinguished by their exacting optics, smooth focusing and durable stability.

FEATURES

30MP equivalent 'emotional image quality'

The 46MP direct image sensor of the SD1 Merrill is a breakthrough that triples the 14MP resolution of the sensor used in previous generations of Sigma cameras, while retaining the "emotional image quality" that is unique to a full-color capture system.

 

All pixels capture full RGB color

When the silicon image sensor struck by light, silicon absorbs shorter wavelengths (blue) near its surface and longer wavelengths (green, then red) at deeper levels.

 

Unencumbered by a low-pass filter

 

Sigma's direct image sensor design doesn't use color filters, so it doesn't need a low-pass filter to prevent the false colors of moire. 

Pure colore and light

Sigma's technology generates naturally faithful color images without needing to add information.

Dedicated Dual TRUE II image processing engine

A dual configuration of Sigma's renowned TRUE* II image processing engine powers the SD1 Merrill, bringing out the full potential of information captured by the full color sensor. 

 

From image to masterpiece with Photo Pro 5

In SIGMA Photo Pro 5 you will find precisely the functions you really need — no more, no less — to finish your photos with professionalism and artistry. With its intuitive and uncluttered interface, this digital darkroom application is unexcelled in RAW data processing performance.

Camera control software Sigma Capture Pro

With Sigma Capture Pro you can use a USB cable to connect the Sigma SD1 Merrill camera to a computer to enable remote control over shutter release and camera settings.

SPECIFICATIONS

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

X3 direct image sensor (CMOS)

Image Sensor Size

23.5×15.7mm

Pixels

3:2

Storage Media

Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)

Still Image Format

Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0

Recording Mode

Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG(High, Medium, Low)

Color Mode

7 types ( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia )

Capture File Size

RAW
HIGH Approx. 45 MB (4,704×3,136×3)
Medium Approx. 24 MB (3,264×2,176×3)
LOW Approx. 12 MB (2,336×1,568×3)

JPEG
High
Fine Approx. 10 MB (4,704×3,136)
Normal Approx. 5.6 MB (4,704×3,136)
Basic Approx. 4.2 MB (4,704×3,136)

Medium
Fine Approx. 5.0 MB (3,264×2,176)
Normal Approx. 2.7 MB (3,264×2,176)
Basic Approx. 2.0 MB (3,264×2,176)

Low
Fine Approx. 2.5 MB (2,336×1,568)
Normal Approx. 1.4 MB (2,336×1,568)
Basic Approx. 1.0 MB (2,336×1,568)

White Balance Settings

8 types ( Auto, Daylight , Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, 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

-3dpt ~+1.5dpt

Auto Focus Type

TTL phase difference detection system

AF Point

11 points twin cross sensor

AF Operating Range

EV-1 ~+18 (ISO100)

Focus Mode

Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual

AF Point Selection

Automatic Selection, Manual Selection

Exposure Control Metering Systems

77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering

Metering Range

EV1 ~ 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

ISO100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400

Exposure Compensation

±3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)

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.)

Flash Connectivity

Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)

Built-in Flash

Manual Pop-up Built-in flash, GN11 (17mm lens angle covered)

Flash Sync Terminal

Available

LCD Monitor Type

TFT color LCD monitor

Monitor Size

3.0"

LCD Pixels

Approx. 460,000

Reviewing Images

Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show

LCD Monitor Language

English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Korean / Russian

Interfaces

USB(USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)

Power

Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Batterry Chager BC-21, AC Adapter SAC-4 (optional)

Dimensions

145.5 mm/5.7" (W) × 113.5 mm/4.4" (H) × 80.0 mm/3.1

Weight

700g/24.7oz. (without battery and card)

Continuous shooting speed

High:5 frame/sec., Medium:6 frame/sec., Low:6 frame/sec.

Continuous Buffer

High:Max. 7 frames, Medium:Max. 14 frames, Low:Max. 14 frames

IN THE BOX

What's in the box:

  • Sigma DP1 Merrill Camera
  • Li-ion Battery 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