Sigma SD1 Sports Photography Score
Sigma SD1 has a score of
for Sports Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sigma SD1 Review
Sigma SD1 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. 2 Cross Type Focus sensors
Cross sensors are more sensitive to light and they lock faster and more precisely. 11 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Good Ergonomics&Handling
With lots of external control and a good ergonomics, Sigma SD1's body is very good for sports photography. Optical Built-in Viewfinder
During a sports shoot, using a viewfinder allows the photographer to stabilize the camera and reduce the camera shake since it is closer to the body. Besides, it comes handy where LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight.
Average Continuous Shooting: 5.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Average Max shutter speed: 1/2000s
Sigma SD1's max shutter speed of 1/2000s is not the best in class but it will be enough to freeze the moment. A potential problem may be when you use a fast aperture at very strong light, your camera may overexpose because of slow max shutter speed
No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Sigma SD1 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Sigma SA Bayonet mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Sigma SD1.
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