- 5MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 800 (Push to 1600)
- No Video
- Sigma SA Mount
- 750g - 144 x 107 x 81mm
- Introduced September 2006
- Replaced the Sigma SD10
- Later Model is Sigma SD15
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sigma SD14 overview
Sigma SD14 is Sigma's Advanced DSLR digital camera first released on September of 2006. The camera has a 5MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 2640 x 1760.
Sigma brought out this model as a way to upgrade the earlier Sigma SD10 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently introduced the updated Sigma SD15 (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this model.
The SD14 comes in at #88 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all round #872 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can try our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom requirements.
Here is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Sigma SD14 history
The Sigma SD14 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can discover all earlier and most recent models as well as main specs.
SD14 vs SD1 Merrill15MPAPS-Cn/a fps2012
SD14 vs SD115MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
SD14 vs SD155MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
SD14 vs SD103MPAPS-Cn/a fps2004
SD14 vs SD93MPAPS-Cn/a fps2002
Sigma SD14 Gallery
You can look at the SD14 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sigma SD14 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Sigma SD14 based on aspects which are usually seen as important in a digital camera.
Sigma SD14 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Sigma SD14 is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 2640 x 1760 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor boasts 5 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 800. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 1600. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the SD14's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The SD14 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.7 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sigma SD14 dimensions
Sigma SD14 weighs in at 1.65 lbs (750 gr or 26.46 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 144mm x 107mm x 81mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.2"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Sigma SD14 is very similar compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a shot of the Sigma SD14 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view under will provide the button design on the SD14.
Sigma SD14 Lens information
The SD14 works with the Sigma SA mount and has 77 lenses on the market today. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the SD14.
Sigma SD14 Connectivity
The SD14 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy images and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Sigma SD14 Video information
Sigma SD14 does not record video. If you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be an issue.
Sigma SD14 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Sigma SD14 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Sigma SD14 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sigma SD14 has a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 150k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support. The SD14 also has a builtin Top screen so you can quickly look at camera settings.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Sigma SD14 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 98 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.
Sigma SD14 Shutter information
Sigma SD14 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sigma SD14 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sigma SD14 has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/180 seconds.
Sigma SD14 Autofocusing information
Sigma SD14 has got only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Sigma SD14 comes with manual focus when needed in low light or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Sigma SD14 Battery life
The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the highest (2260) battery life in this range of cameras.
Here is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Sigma SD14 for various categories of photography
The following chart displays a analysis of the Sigma SD14 for various categories of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Sigma SD14 Portrait photography features
The Sigma SD14 receives a points tally of 49 which is reasonable, meaning that it is somewhat suitable for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files and option to work with external lighting.
Sigma SD14 Street photography info
Having a modest points tally of 48, the Sigma SD14 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sigma SD14 as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points total of 29 suggests the Sigma SD14 is not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sigma SD14 Travel photography details
Portability is super critical in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sigma SD14 gets a terrible 42 for a travel camera which makes it not very good to buy for your vacations.
Sigma SD14 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Sigma SD14 with it's terrible grade of 43 for a landscape camera is not very good in the current marketplace.
Sigma SD14 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sigma SD14 is not very good for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 9.
Sigma SD14 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the SD14, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph just below provides you a bird's eye view of the SD14 compared to it's top scoring competitors shown above.
There are more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.