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Sigma SD1 Merrill

£849.99
Ephotozine Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A fully featured and multi award winning SLR camera, perfect for portrait photography
SLR 46MP 4704 X 3136 Pixels CMOS Jan 2015
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Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sigma SD1 Merrill number 215 across all digital cameras.
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43 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and an industry award from Magnus.de. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sigma digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
The SD1 Merrill has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Has a built-in flash
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 180 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 235 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 238 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sigma SD1 Merrill?

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is 145.5mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 113.5mm deep and weighs 700g.

Sigma SD1 Merrill front dimensions

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Sigma SD1 Merrill In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The writers at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Sigma digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site said that this camera was very good. Magnus.de gave this Sigma digital camera a "Buying Tip" award.

Average Expert Reviews

12 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digicam Buyer.co.uk have rated this camera on average 73%.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 31 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 88 out of 100. Over 88% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not a good body shape.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Six owners considered that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners said that it was easy to use the menus.

  • It's a lovely camera to hold and you can feel the workmanship that's gone into it…
    Photographyblog.com December 2011
  • There is a certain elegance in having the essential photo settings easily accessed, without needing a 400+ page manual to operate the camera…
  • Agility (ability to quickly change camera settings or immediately post results) is key, this is not your camera of choice…

Sigma Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 379 user and expert reviews (including 87 verified purchases), Sigma has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sigma also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Sigma digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

12 people reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £849.99 it is more expensive than 83% of cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Sigma SD1 Merrill of 46MP is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavy

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The SD1 Merrill's weight of 700g is in the heaviest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Sigma camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the SD1 Merrill of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sigma released the SD1 Merrill in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sigma c26900

Barcodes:

00085126928810

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