Sigma SD15
Top 65%528 points
Top 65%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 95%
746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life
14.06
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
Best

Sigma SD15: 47 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.06MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
20.7 x 13.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
5
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

680g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
250shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

9. pixel density

333ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

10. width

107.3mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

11. height

144mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

12. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

13. volume

1243.82cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

14. thickness

80.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

15. battery power

1500mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

16. resolution

831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

17. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

18. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sigma SD15
29% have it
56
0

19. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sigma SD15
43% have it
54
0

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sigma SD15
52% have it
52
0

21. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sigma SD15
88% have it
51
0

22. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
96%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

23. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Sigma SD15
29% have it
49
0

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sigma SD15
66% have it
48
0

25. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sigma SD15
44% have it
47
0

26. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

27. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sigma SD15
67% have it
41
0

28. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sigma SD15
55% have it
41
0

29. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Sigma SD15
51% have it
40
0

30. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sigma SD15
88% have it
40
0

31. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.005556s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

32. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
30s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

33. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Sigma SD15
63% have it
37
0

34. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Sigma SD15
61% have it
36
0

35. cross-type focus points

Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
5
Sony Alpha a6500: 169
35
0

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison