Sigma Corporation

K. K. Sigma (Japanese株式会社 シグマ, Kabushiki - gaisha Shiguma, Eng. Sigma Corporation) is a Japanese manufacturer of lenses, digital cameras and flash units.

All Sigma products are manufactured in the company's own Aizu factory in Bandai, Fukushima, Japan. In addition to the company's headquarters in Tokyo Sigma has offices in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France, England and the Netherlands.

A special technical feature of digital cameras from Sigma is to use the Foveon X3 image sensor. The company also manufactures products for compatible cameras from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic.

  • 2.1 cameras 2.1.1 Sigma SD1 Merrill
  • 2.1.2 Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • 2.1.3 Sigma DP2 Merrill
  • 2.1.4 Sigma DP3 Merrill
  • 2.2.1 Product Lines
  • 2.2.2 Wide
  • 2.2.3 Standard
  • 2.2.4 telephoto lenses
  • 2.2.5 macro
  • 2.2.6 Mirrorless
  • 2.3.1 Connection - change service
  • 2.3.2 Product Registration
  • 2.3.3 Rental service


SIGMA was established on September 9, 1961 by Michihiro Yamaki in Tokyo. 1979 under the name SIGMA ( Germany ) GmbH was founded a German subsidiary in Rödermark, between Frankfurt and Darmstadt.

Product History 35 mm film

Product History Digital Cameras

  • 2002 - SD9 (SA bayonet)
  • 2004 - SD10 (SA bayonet)
  • 2007 (2006) - SD14 (SA bayonet)
  • 2008 - DP1 ( compact camera )
  • 2009 - DP2 ( compact camera )
  • 2009 - DP1s ( compact camera )
  • 2010 - DP1x ( compact camera )
  • 2010 - DP2s ( compact camera )
  • 2010 - DP2x ( compact camera )
  • 2010 (2009) - SD15 (SA bayonet)
  • 2011 - SD1 (SA bayonet)
  • 2012 - DP1M ( compact camera )
  • 2012 - DP2M ( compact camera )
  • 2012 - SD1M (SA bayonet)
  • 2013 - DP3M ( compact camera )


Sigma produces interchangeable lenses for camera systems from different manufacturers. In this case, about four thousand lenses are manufactured in our own factory in Aizu daily. Sigma also produces digital SLR cameras with proprietary Sigma SA lens mount. Since 2008, Sigma DP1 offers the first manufacturer to a digital compact camera with a large image sensor in APS -C format. The digital cameras are equipped with the Foveon X3 image sensor; this sensor was otherwise have hardly use.


Sigma SD1 Merrill

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a digital SLR camera with 46 megapixel effective (4800 × 3200 × 3 layers) and 44 receiving megapixel ( 4,704 × 3,136 × 3 layers). The camera is equipped with a Foveon X3 image sensor, which - not be guaranteed only subtle color differences, but also of each image to obtain a three-dimensional character - according to the manufacturer.

Additional facilities in the SD1 Merrill include an autofocus system with 11 point twin cross sensor, a 3.0 inch TFT color monitor that has a resolution of about 460,000 pixels, and a customizable user interface with Quick Set Menu. The camera can be used with over 40 Sigma lenses, including ultra - wide-angle, ultra-telephoto, macro and fisheye lenses.

Sigma DP1 Merrill

The Sigma DP1 Merrill is the latest model from the Sigma DP1 series. The digital camera is equipped with a fix -mounted 19 -mm fixed focal length wide-angle lens and has a Foveon X3 image sensor. The maximum image resolution reaches 46 megapixel ( 4,800 × 3,200 × 3 layers) Movies can in VGA quality (640 × 480 pixels) will be created.

The DP1 Merrill is equipped with a 3.0 inch TFT color monitor that has a resolution of about 920,000 pixels. Furthermore, there is a manual focus available and the Quick Set menu allows individual user settings.

Sigma DP2 Merrill

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is the latest model from the Sigma DP2 series and offers much of the same equipment as the Sigma DP1 Merrill. In contrast to DP1 DP2 but a fix used in construction 30 mm fixed focal length lens has standard.

Sigma DP3 Merrill

While the DP1 Merrill is designed for wide-angle shots and the DP2 Merrill for the standard range, to the DP3 cover the medium telephoto and macro range and thus complete the DP series. The technical characteristics of the digital camera is largely that of the sister models, where it has a fix used in construction 50 mm fixed focal length telephoto lens.


Sigma offers wide-angle, standard, telephoto and macro lenses for full frame cameras and cameras in the APS -C format. The company not only manufactures lenses for Sigma cameras, but also for the brands Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Micro Four Thirds.

Product lines

With the new C ( Contemporary), A (sort of) and S ( Sports) series are the lenses not divided with respect to their fixed focal length, but due to their use.


  • 4.5 mm F2, 8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM -
  • 8mm F3, 5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
  • 8-16 mm F4 0.5-5, 6 DC HSM
  • 10 mm F2, 8 EX DC Fisheye HSM Diagonal
  • 10-20 mm F3, 5 EX DC HSM
  • 10-20 mm F4 0.0-5, 6 EX DC / HSM
  • 12-24 mm F4 0.5-5, 6 DG HSM II
  • 15 mm F2, 8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
  • 17-50 mm F2, 8 EX DC OS HSM
  • 17-70 mm F2 0.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM [C ]
  • 18-35 mm F1, 8 DC HSM
  • 18-200 mm F3 0.5 to 6, 3 DC OS HSM Macro [C ]
  • 18-200 mm F3 0.5 to 6, 3 II DC OS HSM
  • 18-250 mm F3.5 -6, 3 DC OS HSM Macro
  • 19 mm F2, 8 DN
  • 20mm F1, 8 EX DG
  • 24mm F1, 8 EX DG Macro
  • 24-70 mm F2, 8 EX DG HSM
  • 24-105 mm F4 DG OS HSM
  • 28mm F1, 8 EX DG Macro
  • 30mm F1, 4 DC HSM
  • 30 mm F2, 8 DN
  • 35 mm F1.4 DG HSM


Telephoto lenses


  • MACRO 50 mm F2, 8 EX DG
  • MACRO 70 mm F2, 8 EX DG
  • MACRO 105mm F2, 8 EX DG OS HSM
  • MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM



Port - change service

Since September 2013, customers can get lenses the Contemporary, Art and Sports product line converted to a different port system under the " Connection - exchange service ." For a fee 100-325 € all relevant parts of the lens to be replaced, so that it can be used with a new camera. This is supposed to be photographers, change your camera system allows you to continue using their Sigma lenses easily.

Product Registration

Customers who register their lens online, get an extended 3 -year warranty from Sigma. As a result of the camera registering customers are informed about promotions, firmware and software updates and Accessories News by e -mail.

Rental service

For photographers who do not want to buy a particular product equal, Sigma offers a Germany-wide rental service. Current cameras and lenses can be borrowed up to four weeks and tested for a fee.