Summary Sigma SD15

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Avatar for ScottieM ScottieM (10:19 PM, October 26, 2017)
I bought the SD15 new, back in 2011, and used it a handful of times. I am a newbie, and this was sold to me as a entry level camera, but I found it very difficult to use and put it away. After finding a little more spare time in my life now, I have returned to my SD15, and with the help of some YouTube videos am beginning to take usable shots of my son's hockey, albeit with the help of the photo app on my laptop.
Any tips would be more than helpful!
 
Avatar for Kevin Sanders Kevin Sanders (3:27 PM, August 12, 2015)
The Foveon sensor is worth getting this camera for. This is not an 'entry-level' camera and is only for photographers who know what they are doing. Think of the sensor in this camera as 'digital film'. It is not for everyday shooting and if it was your only camera would drive you nuts. Where it scores is in image quality. Under the right conditions this camera gives stunning pictures. Since it is so cheap you can experiment. It is also very easy to use for infra-red photogrpahy since it's IR filter is removable. I started off with an SD10, then an SD14 and finally, one of these. Very good photographic education. I've also tried the SD1 which has even better IQ, but too expensive just for that. Get an SD15 and see what IQ is possible. The person who wrote this stated it's 'true' resolution of 4.6 Mp. This is not it's true resolution as each pixel on this camera carries R, G and B data. A Beyer sensor can only do this in groups of 4 pixels so it is the Beyer cameras like Canon and Nikon which are overstated, not this Foveon one https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e9f62d7d81e241802f97edd771c34f7cc28d8814757a5ec357c9789dfa0b83ce.jpg .
 
Lucas Fodor (0:58 AM, May 17, 2013)
the only attraction is the Foveon sensor ...