"How else can I put this? The review is the work of an idiot"5.0 starson by Chuckle8
Pros: The SD14 is a one-of-a-kind, specialized photography tool.
Cons: The SD14 is not for beginners, or (apparently) unskilled reviewers
Summary: This entire review is 100%, dead wrong. Instead of picking it apart, one nonsensical statement at a time, here's a prime example from the review:
"Most shooting-related settings that aren't in the four-way menu are accessed by repeatedly pressing the Func button. That means that if you want to activate the extended ISO range so you can shoot at ISO 1,600, you have to press the Func button seven times, remembering to hold it down the seventh time, and then turn the selector dial that surrounds the shutter button to change the setting"
Uh, no, you do NOT have to "press the Function button seven times." The 1600 ISO setting isn't even controlled by the function button! It's controlled by the Menu button. One click to the Menu, where the ISO is displayed. Click for 200, again for 400, again for 800 and again for 1600. Is that so difficult? No "pressing and remembering to hold it down", no "turning the selector dial".
If this reviewer doesn't even know which button is which, how is he going to know how to operate, or even describe, a camera DESIGNED to shoot RAW files? The ability to shoot JPG is an add-on. Shovelware. I don't know even one Sigma user who shoots in JPG.
Cripes, at least find someone who understands digital photography and can read a manual before tossing out junk reviews like this one.
So, why did I give it a rating of 10? Because no other digital camera, at any price, can match the image quality produced
by the Sigma/Foveon. And I've tried them all.
Finally, for what it's worth, the author of this rant has been shooting professionally for 37 years. I'm just tired of reading half-baked reviews of good cameras by bad reviewers.