SD1 Merrill

SD1 Merrill
For photographers
who refuse to compromise.
UPC Code : 00-85126-92876-6


Format Interchangeable lens SLR camera
Compatible Lenses SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount SIGMA SA bayonet mount
Angle of View Equivalent to approx. 1.5 times the focal length of the lens (for 35mm cameras)
Image Sensor
Image Sensor X3 direct image sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 23.5×15.7mm (0.9 inch×0.6 inch)
Number of Pixels Effective Pixels : 46MP (4,800×3,200×3 layers), Total Pixels : 48MP
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Recording System
Storage Media CompactFlash (Type I,UDMA compatible)
Still Image Format Exif2.3, DCF2.0
Recording Mode Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low)
Color Mode 7 types ( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia )
Capture File Size


HIGH Approx. 45 MB (4,704×3,136×3)
Medium Approx. 24 MB (3,264×2,176×3)
LOW Approx. 12 MB (2,336×1,568×3)


Fine Approx. 10 MB (4,704×3,136)
Normal Approx. 5.6 MB (4,704×3,136)
Basic Approx. 4.2 MB (4,704×3,136)
Fine Approx. 5.0 MB (3,264×2,176)
Normal Approx. 2.7 MB (3,264×2,176)
Basic Approx. 2.0 MB (3,264×2,176)
Fine Approx. 2.5 MB (2,336×1,568)
Normal Approx. 1.4 MB (2,336×1,568)
Basic Approx. 1.0 MB (2,336×1,568)
White Balance
Settings 8 types ( Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom )
Type Pentaprism SLR viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 98% vertical, 98% horizontal
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95x (50mmF1.4 - ∞)
Eye point 18mm
Diopter Adjustment Range -3dpt -+1.5dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed, all matt screen
Mirror Quick return
Depth of Field Preview Depth of field preview button
Auto Focus Type TTL phase difference detection system
AF Point 11 points twin cross sensor
AF Operating Range EV -1 to +18 (ISO100)
Focus Mode Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual
AF Point Selection Automatic Selection, Manual Selection
Active AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder
AF Assist Light Orange Color AF Assist Light
Focus Lock AF button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Exposure Control
Metering Systems 77 segment Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center Area 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 100-6400
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway
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 : 2 min.)
External Flash Sync. X-Sync(1/180)
Drive Modes (1) Single, (2) Continuous, (3) Self-timer (2 sec./10 sec.), (4) Mirror Lock-up
Flash Type Manual Pop-up Built-in flash
Built-in Flash Guide Number GN11
Built-in Flash Coverage Range 17mm lens angle covered
Flash Metering System S-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Compensation ±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
Compatible Flashguns EF-610 DG SUPER, EF-610 DG ST, EM-140DG
Sync Terminal Available
Connectivity Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)
LCD Monitor
Type TFT Color LCD Monitor
Monitor Size 3.0"
LCD Pixels Approx. 460,000
Coverage 100%
Reviewing Images Single frame display, Multi display [9 frames], Zoom, Slide Show
Highlight Display Available
Histogram Available
LCD Monitor Language Japanese / English / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Traditional) / Korean / Russian / Nederlands / Polski / Português / Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
Interfaces USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
Power Source
Power Li-ion Battery Pack BP-22, Battery Charger BC-22, AC adapter SAC-4(optional)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 145.5 mm/5.7" (W) x 113.5 mm/4.4"(H) x 80.0 mm/3.1"(D)
Weight 700g/ 25oz. (without battery and card)
Shooting Speed
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
Operating Temperature 0 ~ +40℃
Operating Hunidity Range 85% or lower
Accessories Li-ion Battery Pack BP-22, Battery charger BC-22, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD1 Instruction Manual
Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories Power Grip:PG-31, AC Adapter:SAC-4, Remote Controller:RS-31, Cable Release Switch:CR-21, Electronic Flash:EF-610 DG SUPER, EF-610 DG ST, EM-140 DG