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Sigma SD1 Merrill Review

This is a great article about the Camera, but we’d like to you focus on the differences between the Fovoen vs. the typical RGB type chips, used to capture you shot.

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a DSLR produced by Sigma Corporation, a well-known Japanese firm that specializes in creating lenses for other camera manufacturers.  However, Sigma also produces digital cameras, such as the DP2 Merrill that was recently reviewed on our site.

The SD1 Merrill is Sigma’s premier camera, a DSLR containing the innovative Foveon technology created by the late Dick Merrill, an electrical engineer after whom the SD1 Merrill is named.  The camera has a 15.6 megapixel APS-C X3 CMOS sensor that uses Foveon technology, two image processors, a weather-sealed magnesium body, a three-inch diagonal 460,000 dot LCD, an 11 point auto focus system, a useful “quick-set” menu and buttons for various shortcuts.

The camera provided to me for review also contained Sigma’s excellent 85mm F1.4 EX DG prime lens.  The camera lacks a video mode and a live view system, features present in almost all DSLRs released in the past few years.  The SD1 Merrill is also Sigma’s most expensive camera.  Let’s take a closer look at this interesting camera.

Source: Sigma SD1 Merrill Review – DigitalCameraReview