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Sigma DP-1 Digital Point & Shoot Camera, 14 Megapixel with FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor, Fixed 16.6mm f/4 Lens, 3x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD

SKU: SGDP1 MFR: C70900
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The DP1 is a completely new type of camera offering the full spec. and high image quality of a DSLR in the body of a compact camera. It is powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor, which can reproduce high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. It is possible to record images in RAW or the widely used JPEG in four resolution modes.

It offers five Exposure modes and three Metering modes as well as being equipped with a built-in flash with the Guide Number of 6, hot shoe, neck strap and 2.5 inch TFT color LCD monitor with approx. 230,000 pixels. The DP1 has the high resolution and functionality of an SLR, plus adaptability in terms of accessories, all built into a small body. A wide range of accessories, optical viewfinder [VF-11], Lens Hood [HA-11] and Electronic Flash [EF-140 DG] are available for the DP1 camera.

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Key Features

  • SLR-sized image sensor: The size of the image sensor used in the DP1 camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras. The pixel size of the image sensor is 7.8µm
  • Full-color image sensor: The DP1 uses the same 14 megapixel direct image sensor as the SD14. Utilizing the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this direct image sensor succeeds in full-color capture with the full RGB
  • 16.6mm f/4 lens designed exclusively for the DP1:: The DP1 is equipped with a 16.6mm f/4 lens, equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm SLR camera, which has been designed exclusively for DP1. The large-diameter of aspherical glass provides low distortion and high contrast images
  • Raw format recording: The DP1 includes JPEG recording format for convenience plus a RAW data (X3F) recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality. The RAW data format provides pure data for high-resolution images and uses lossless compression
  • The DP1 comes complete with SIGMA Photo Pro software, a RAW image developer that converts all RAW data quickly and easily. Adjustments can be made in three separate modes. The X3F Mode 3 stores the original settings of the image at the point of capture
  • Three metering modes and five exposure modes: The DP1 has three metering modes, Evaluative Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering and Spot Metering. It is also possible to select the exposure mode from Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE or Manual
  • Compact and lightweight body: The DP1 has compact dimensions of 113.3mm/4.5in. (W) x 59.5mm/2.3in. (H) x 50.3mm/2.0in. (D) and weighs just 240g/8.5ounces. Its compact body and lightweight design makes it easy to carry everywhere
  • AF Area selection: The AF area of the DP1 is equipped with 9 focusing points and it is possible to manually select the desired focusing point. The focusing distance is from 50cm to infinity, however, it is possible to shorten the minimum focusing distance to 30cm
  • Manual focus: Manual Focus is available for photographers who like to take more control, or for use when autofocus or focus lock is not effective. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing
  • Recording movies: It is possible to record 30fps movies with QVGA (320 x 240). The digital zoom function can be used during movie shooting. A 1GB memory card (not supplied) allows approximately 30 minutes of movie recording
  • Large 2.5" tft color lcd monitor: The DP1 camera features large 2.5 inch, 230,000 pixel TFT color LCD monitor. The LCD monitor displays 100% of the images, allowing the photographer to easily and accurately confirm the image compensation
  • Hot shoe: The DP1 camera is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun EF-140 DG (optional) or high performance view finder VF-11 (optional). EF-500 DG and EF-530 DG flashgun series can be used in manual mode only
  • Dedicated lens hood: This optional lens hood blocks out extraneous light. A hood adapter, designed to accept a 46mm lens filter, is included

Technical Specs

Format FOVEON X3(R) Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 20.7 × 13.8mm (0.8 inch × 0.5 inch)
Number of Pixels Effective Pixels 14.06MP (2652 × 1768 × 3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Focal Length 16.6mm F4(35mm equivalent focal length: 28mm)
Lens Construction 5 Groups 6 Elements
Shooting Range 50cm to infinity - 30cm to full mode (Full Mode)
Digital Zoom Approx. 3.0 times
Storage Media SD Card, SDHC Card, Multi Media Card
Recording Format Exif2.21, DCF2.0, DPOF
Recording Mode Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit), JPEG (High, Wide, Medium, Low), Movie(AVI), Voice memo to still, images(10 sec.), Voice recording(WAV)
File Size (RAW) Approx. 15.4MB (2640×1760)
File Size (JPEG) Fine: Approx. 3.3MB (2640×1760) Normal Approx. 1.9MB (2640×1760) Basic Approx. 1.4MB (2640×1760)
Wide: Fine Approx. 2.7MB (2640×1485) Normal Approx. 1.6MB (2640×1485) Basic Approx. 1.2MB (2640×1485)
Medium: Fine Approx. 1.6MB (1872×1248) Normal Approx. 0.9MB (1872×1248) Basic Approx. 0.7MB (1872×1248)
Low:Fine Approx. 0.8MB (1312× 880) Normal Approx. 0.5MB (1312× 880) Basic Approx. 0.3MB (1312× 880)
File Size/Movie QVGA: 320 × 240 (30 Frames Per Second), Approximately 30minutes is possible with a 1GB SD Card.
White Balance 8 types
(Auto,Sunlight,Shade,Overcast,Incandescent,Fluorescent,Flash,Custom)
ISO Sensitivity AUTO(ISO 100-ISO 200): With Flash (ISO 100-ISO 400), ISO 100,ISO 200,ISO 400,ISO 800
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection Type
AF Point Selection Selection of 1 point from 9 points
Focus Lock Shutter release halfway-down position (From Menu Settings AE Lock possible by AE lock button)
Manual Focus Dial Type
Shutter Type Electronically controlled lens shutter
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec to 15 sec (between F4 and F5.0), 1/1250 sec to 15 sec (between F5.6 to F7.1), 1/1600 sec to 15 sec (between F8.0 to F9.0), 1/2000 sec to 15 sec (between F10 to F11) : The maximum shutter speed is varied depending on F value.
Metering System Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot metering
Exposure Control System Auto Mode, [P]Program AE, [S]Shutter Priority AE, [A]Aperture Priority AE, [M] Manual
Exposure Compensation Steps up to +/- 3EV for Appropriate Exposure
Auto Bracketing 3 pictures in appropriate, under, over exposure levels. It can be set in 1/3EV stop increments up to +/-3EV.
Built-in Flash Pop-up (Manual)
Guide Number 19.7 ft /6 Meter (ISO100)
Built-in Flash Coverage Range 30cm-2.1m (ISO200)
External Flash Hotshoe (X Sync. Contact, dedicated contacts)
Drive Modes [1]Single, [2]Continuous (3 Frames/second), [3]Self Timer (2sec./10sec.)
LCD Monitor Type TFT Color LCD Monitor
Monitor Size and Pixels 2.5inches / Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Monitor Language English/Japanese/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese (Simplified)/ Korean
Interfaces USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL),Audio Out (Monaural)
Power Dedicated Li-ion Battery BP-31, Battery Charger BC-31, AC Adapter (Optional)
Battery Life Approx.250 shots
Dimensions 113.3mm / 4.5"(W) × 59.5mm / 2.3"(H) × 50.3mm / 2" (D)
Weight 250g/8.8oz (excluding batteries and card)
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