Sigma's SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera is
the company's SD1 DSLR, renamed to honor the great Richard "Dick"
Merrill, the co-creator of Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor technology. The
most outstanding feature of the SD1 Merrill is this APS-C sized X3 CMOS
sensor, which uses three layers of 4800 x 3200 pixels to produce a 46MP
full color sensor.
Using the True II image processing software, the SD1 Merrill delivers
high-resolution images processed quickly with high definition and a
smooth and subtle graduation of color. RAW file sizes range up to 45MP.
These impressive features are housed in a lightweight weather-resistant
solid magnesium alloy body built to take the bumps and shocks of the
real world. A pentaprism viewfinder and a high-resolution (460,000 dots)
LCD monitor give you options for composing, focusing and reviewing your
A panoply of features include shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, seven
different color modes, continuous shooting at up to 6 fps, a built-in
pop-up flash, and sensitivity up to 6400 ISO. The SD1 Merrill has a 1.5x
crop factor (compared to 35 mm or full-frame cameras). Sigma SA mount
lenses are compatible with the SD1 Merrill.