Sigma SD9 Review

Overall Score

36

Main Features

  • 3 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) Sensor
  • 100 - 400 ISO
  • 1" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 152 x 120 x 79 mm, 950g.
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  • Replaced by: SD10

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Sigma SD9 Overview


First introduced in November, 2002, Sigma SD9 is a 3 MP DSLR with a APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

Sigma replaced SD9 with Sigma SD10. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma SD9 with Sigma SD10


Sigma SD9 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 SD9

Sensor resolution of Sigma SD9 ~ 2121 x 1414 pixels.

Sigma SD9 has Crop Factor: 1.74

The sensor has a surface area of 285.7 mm².

There are approximate 2,999,094 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sigma SD9


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sigma SD9 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
1/6000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Focus
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 400
Low Screen Resolution: 130k dots
Weight: 950g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 3 MP
Small LCD Screen: 1"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 130 fps
Type Scores

Sigma SD9 has an Overall Score of 36/100 and ranked #201 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #920 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sigma SD9 Scores
Imaging score
34
Features score
28
Value for money score
46
Portability score
64
Overall score
36
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 SD9


Sigma SD9 weighs 950g and has external dimensions of 152 x 120 x 79mm (5.98 x 4.72 x 3.11"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Sigma SD9 is 167 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sigma SD9 is more by 11mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sigma SD9
950g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sigma SD9
79mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sigma SD9 with the dimensions:

Sigma SD9

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SD9 Dimensions SD9
Sigma SD10 Sigma SD10 950 g 950 g 152 x 120 x 79 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Sigma SD14 Sigma SD14 750 g 950 g 144 x 107 x 81 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 950 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 950 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 950 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 950 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 950 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 950 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 152 x 120 x 79 mm

Specifications of Sigma SD9


General
Brand Sigma
Model SD9
Announced November, 2002
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 1"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 130k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.77
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 1/6000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a 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 3 MP
Max Image Resolution 2268 x 1512
Max Native ISO 400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
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 950 g
Physical Dimensions 152 x 120 x 79 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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