A report in the British magazine Total Digital Photography recently stated, according to a post on the Sigma SD10 forum:
The Feb 2004 issue has a good article on the photographer Paul Harcourt Davis (his latest book on macro photography: Small Things Big). He uses a Nikon D100 and Sigma SD10 and some sophisticated glass.
Quote from article; "... and the Sigma SD9 and SD10 beat all the six megapixel cameras I have seen and used hands down".
(link is here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums....477832)
All I can say: that is exactly my experience as well. Even the so-called kit lenses this camera came with perform very well. Anyone who thinks this is just a 3MP camera doesn't get the point. I have a Canon G3 for casual family photos with 4MP whose image quality looks very pale compared to what I get from the Sigma SD10. Pixel quality is what coutns, not just pixel count. I enlarge these images to 48MB and submit them to an agency. No problem, I have opriutned 16x20 and looks fantastically sharp!
The lens I use the most at present is one of the highest rated lenses in the world: the Sigma 50mm Macro (2.
This camera is perfect for outdoor shooting in daylight at ISO100, etc. You get my drift....like using slow speed slide film and have a fixed lens rangefinder like a Fuji 69 or Makina 67 or 903-SWC. WIll of course get more lenses.
For fine art and studio work I think this camera is a great tool, but not for sports, low light, fast moving objects, etc.
It is a niche camera, but I think as such is does extremely well. Very good for making great b/w prints. The software is very good (although colro wheel should eb a color sldier as in FotoStation 2.0 Pro version).
I think Michael may eventually review it and give a thumbs up just like he just did with the Contax N digital review.
I have psoted a gallery of images at:http://www.pbase.com/janus/sigma_sd10&page=all
and panoramics at:http://www.pbase.com/janus/panoramas_using_a_sigma_sd10
Let me know what YOU think.