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Sigma SD-15 Digital SLR Camera Body, 14 Megapixel, Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor
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2 stars
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Deceptive specifications
By The Pooter from Exton, PA on 5/19/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
5
Ease of Operation:
7
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
6
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
4
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
4
Overall Experience:
5
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will not
Pros:
Easy To Use
Cons:
Noisy At High ISO, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma SD-15 Digital SLR Camera Body, 14 Megapixel, Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor:

The main complaint is that Sigma's specifications tell lies. They say: "The Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location." And then they claim this is a 14Mpixel camera.

Taking both statements together, it should be capturing 14,000,000 or so RGB pixels. It doesn't. It captures only 4.6Mpixels... each with an R, G, and B sensor. And it's quite fine for a 4.6Mpixel camera... but it's priced comparable to actual 18Mpixel cameras.

The human eye is dramatically more sensitive to luminance than color, so this is the wrong way to do it, even if they were't lying about the resolution. And also, no video, which is unheard of in a camera at this price from any reputable manufacturer.

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