Sigma SD14 Review

Overall Score

39

Main Features

  • 5 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) Sensor
  • 100 - 800 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 144 x 107 x 81 mm, 750g.
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  • Replaced: SD10
  • Replaced by: SD15

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Sigma SD14 Overview


First introduced in September, 2006, Sigma SD14 is a 5 MP DSLR with a APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor. Sigma replaced the older Sigma SD10 with SD14. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma SD14 with Sigma SD10

Sigma replaced SD14 with Sigma SD15. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma SD14 with Sigma SD15


Sigma SD14 comes with a 20.7 x 13.8 mm CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor, which has a diagonal of 24.88 mm (0.97").

- Full Frame
- Sigma SD14

Sensor resolution of Sigma SD14 ~ 2738 x 1825 pixels.

Sigma SD14 has Crop Factor: 1.74

The sensor has a surface area of 285.7 mm².

There are approximate 4,996,850 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sigma SD14


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sigma SD14 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 800
Low Screen Resolution: 150k dots
Weight: 750g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 5 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 150 fps
Type Scores

Sigma SD14 has an Overall Score of 39/100 and ranked #197 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #824 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sigma SD14 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
33
Value for money score
58
Portability score
71
Overall score
39
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sigma SD14


Sigma SD14 weighs 750g and has external dimensions of 144 x 107 x 81mm (5.67 x 4.21 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Sigma SD14 is 33 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sigma SD14
750g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sigma SD14
81mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sigma SD14 with the dimensions:

Sigma SD14

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SD14 Dimensions SD14
Sigma SD15 Sigma SD15 750 g 750 g 144 x 107 x 81 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Sigma SD10 Sigma SD10 950 g 750 g 152 x 120 x 79 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Sigma SD9 Sigma SD9 950 g 750 g 152 x 120 x 79 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 750 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Pentax 645Z Pentax 645Z 1550 g 750 g 156 x 117 x 123 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Sigma sd Quattro H Sigma Quattro H 635 g 750 g 147 x 95 x 91 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Nikon D800 Nikon D800 900 g 750 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 750 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 144 x 107 x 81 mm

Specifications of Sigma SD14


General
Brand Sigma
Model SD14
Announced September, 2006
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sigma SA Bayonet
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier n/a
Number of Lenses 76
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 150k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.6
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Unknown
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Dimensions 20.7 x 13.8 mm
Sensor Area 285.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 5 MP
Max Image Resolution 2640 x 1760
Max Native ISO 800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 1600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 750 g
Physical Dimensions 144 x 107 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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