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Sigma SD1 Merrill

75

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Sigma SD1 Merrill

£1,079.99
£849.00 £231 cheaper than 51 days ago
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Ephotozine Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A fully featured and award winning SLR camera, with an spectacularly high 46MP megapixels but representing only average value for money
SLR 46MP 4704 X 3136 Pixels CMOS Jan 2015
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Sigma SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera - (46 MP, Body Only) 3.0 inch LCD
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Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sigma SD1 Merrill number 385 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
46 Reviews + 3 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 83% 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 2018.
Customers report good product quality, that it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
The SD1 Merrill has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 304 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 321 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 267 in portrait photography cameras.
77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £1,079.99 to £849 in the last 51 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 50% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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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 Summary

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which concluded that this Sigma digital camera was very good.

One additional expert review site concluded that this Sigma digital camera was very good. This was from Magnus.de who gave it an "Buying Tip".

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on 12 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 34 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 89%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two customers thought this digital camera was not a good body shape.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners said that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product 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
  • Agility (ability to quickly change camera settings or immediately post results) is key, this is not your camera of choice…
  • There is a certain elegance in having the essential photo settings easily accessed, without needing a 400+ page manual to operate the camera…

Sigma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 422 expert and user reviews (including 103 verified purchases) for Sigma cameras and found that on average Sigma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Sigma digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

12 people who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £849.00 it is more expensive than 94% of digital cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £231 (21%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sigma SD1 Merrill and the United Kingdom price of £849.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,174.99 (£1,620.08).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2015.

Features

4704 X 3136 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the SD1 Merrill is 4704 x 3136 pixels. That's 7% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the SD1 Merrill of 46MP is higher than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 Sigma digital 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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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the SD1 Merrill of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 47% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the SD1 Merrill of 700g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SD1 Merrill has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The SD1 Merrill's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 48% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The SD1 Merrill's eye relief of only 18mm is smaller than 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sigma c26900, sigma 464m16, sigma bl900, sigma bj900

Barcodes:

00085126928766, 00085126928803, 00085126928810, 00085126928995

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