- 3MP - APS-C Sensor
- 1.8" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 800 (Bump to 1600)
- 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Sigma SA Mount
- 950g - 152 x 120 x 79mm
- Revealed March 2004
- Replaced the Sigma SD9
- Replacement is Sigma SD14
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sigma SD10 overview
Sigma SD10 is Sigma's Advanced DSLR camera initially announced on March of 2004. The camera features a 3MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 2268 x 1512.
Sigma brought out this camera as a way to improve the older Sigma SD9 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards launched the newer Sigma SD14 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this model.
The SD10 stands at #91 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all-around #996 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your customized criteria.
The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Sigma SD10 family
The Sigma SD10 has a history of related cameras. Below, you can find all past and newer models as well as main specs.
SD10 vs SD1 Merrill15MPAPS-Cn/a fps2012
SD10 vs SD115MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
SD10 vs SD155MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
SD10 vs SD145MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
SD10 vs SD93MPAPS-Cn/a fps2002
Sigma SD10 Gallery
You can look at the SD10 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Sigma SD10 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sigma SD10 based on features which are often viewed as useful in a camera.
Sigma SD10 Sensor specs
The spec of the sensor on the Sigma SD10 is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor can resolve 2268 x 1512 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor has 3MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 800. The ISO can be expanded electronically to a maximum of 1600. RAW format is supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the SD10's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The SD10 sensor has a crop factor of 1.7 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sigma SD10 dimensions
Sigma SD10 weighs around 2.09 pounds (950 grams or 33.51 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 152mm x 120mm x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Sigma SD10 is weightier as compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Sigma SD10 next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the SD10.
Sigma SD10 Lens details
The SD10 uses the Sigma SA mount and has 77 lenses that are available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the SD10.
Sigma SD10 Connectivity
The SD10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Sigma SD10 Video details
Sigma SD10 does not record video. If you are shopping for a camera to shoot just images, it is not a problem.
Sigma SD10 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Sigma SD10 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Sigma SD10 Display and Viewfinder
The Sigma SD10 features a 1.8" fixed display screen having a resolution of 130k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specs for Sigma SD10 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 98 percent
- Magnification 0.77x
Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Sigma SD10 Shutter details
The max shutter speed is 1/6000 seconds.
Sigma SD10 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sigma SD10 comes with external flash ability but is without built in flash. The highest flash sync is 1/180 seconds.
Sigma SD10 Autofocusing details
Sigma SD10 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Sigma SD10 has got manual focus if required during low light scenarios or you want to have more precise focus control.
Sigma SD10 Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the highest possible (2260) battery life within this range of cameras.
Below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras having the strongest battery life:
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Sigma SD10 for varying types of photography
The following chart presents a overview of the Sigma SD10 for varying types of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Sigma SD10 Portrait photography advice
The Sigma SD10 has a rating of 48 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos & option to use external flash.
Sigma SD10 Street photography highlights
Getting a bad points total of 43, the Sigma SD10 is just not acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sigma SD10 Sports photography features
A bad sports photography points tally of 36 indicates the Sigma SD10 is just not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sigma SD10 Travel photography features
Portability is extremely important in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Sigma SD10 gets a bad 29 for a travelling camera which makes it just not acceptable to purchase for your vacations.
Sigma SD10 Landscape photography information
When you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Sigma SD10 and it's bad score of 41 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable amongst its rivals.
Sigma SD10 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sigma SD10 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 9.
Sigma SD10 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the SD10, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram underneath will give you an overview of the SD10 vs it's highest ranking competitors listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.