SD1 Merrill Specifications


Format Interchangeable lens SLR Camera
Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I, UDMA compatible)
Image Sensor Size 23.5mm x 15.7mm
Lens Mount SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Angle of View Equivalent to approx 1.5x the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Number of Pixels Total Pixels 48 MP (4,800×3,200×3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Still Image Format Exif 2.3, DCF2.0
Image Recording Format Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low)
Capture File Size
RAW High Approx 45 MB (4704x3136x3)
Medium Approx 24 MB (3264x2176x3)
Low Approx 12 MB (2336x1568x3)
JPEG High Fine: Approx 10 MB (4704×3136)
Normal: Approx 5.6 MB (4704×3136)
Basic: Approx 4.3 MB (4704s3136)
Medium Fine: Approx 5 MB (3264×2176)
Normal: Approx 2.7 MB (3264×2176)
Basic: Approx 2 MB (3264×2176)
Low Fine: Approx 2.5 MB (2336×1568)
Normal: Approx 1.4 MB (2336×1568)
Basic: Approx 1 MB (2336×1568)
Continuous shooting speed High: 5 frames/sec, Medium: 6 frames/sec, Low: 6 frames/sec
Continuous Buffer High: Max 7 frames, Medium: Max 14 frames, Low: Max 14 frames
Interface USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance 8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom)
Color Mode 7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Viewfinder Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 x (50mm F1.4-infinity)
Eye point 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range -3dpt to + 1.5dpt
Auto Focus Type TTL phase difference detection system
AF Operating Range EV 0 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point Selection Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Metering Systems 77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
Metering Range EV 1 to 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 ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (in 1/3 steps)
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: 2min.)
External Flash Synchronization 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)
LCD Monitor Type: TFT color 3.0” LCD monitor, LCD pixels approx.: 460,000
Reviewing Images Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
LCD Monitor Language Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian
Power Source Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery Charger BC-21, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
Dimensions 145.5mm/5.7″(W) X113.5mm/4.4″(H) X 80.0mm/3.1″(D)
Weight 700g/24.7oz (without batteries and card)
SD1 Accessories Li-Ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery charge BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD1 Instruction Manual