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Sigma DP-1 Merrill Digital Camera with 46 Megapixel, FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor, Fixed 19mm f/2.8 Lens

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About the Sigma DP-2 Merril

SIGMA DP1 Merrilll. This high image quality compact digital camera features a 46 megapixel (4800×3200×3 layers) Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation-name "Merrilll") which is also incorporated into Sigma's latest digital SLR Camera, the SIGMA SD1 Merrilll.

The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll is the next generation of high image quality digital camera which incorporates a Foveon's newly developed 46 megapixel APS-C size image sensor in a compact body. The full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor ensures outstanding resolution and natural rendering with rich gradation as well as a three-dimensional feel. A focus ring and custom Quick Set (QS) mode also improve the user interface. The high-performance wide angle 19mm F2.8, which lens has the equivalent angle of view as a 28mm (35mm equivalent focal length) lens, has been designed exclusively for the SIGMA DP1 Merrilll to maximize the sensor performance. With the addition of the "SIGMA DP1 Merrilll", you can creatively use the "SIGMA DP1 Merrilll" for wide angle photography and the "SIGMA DP2 Merrilll" for standard range photography, depending on your shooting style.

1. 46 megapixel, 23.5×15.7mm Full-color Foveon X3 Merrilll sensor
The 23.5×15.7mm full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor (Generation name "Merrilll"), featured in the SIGMA DP1 Merrilll, incorporates 46 effective megapixels (4,800×3,200×3 layers) and 44 recording megapixels (4,704×3,136×3 layers). The Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location with 3 layers, ensuring the capture of full and complete color. Since color moiré is not generated, the use of a low-pass filter is not required, meaning light and color are captured by the 46 megapixel 23.5×15.7mm full-color X3 Merrilll sensor with a three-dimensional feel.

Dual TRUE II image processing engine
The dual "TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II" image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors improves the processing speed and overall quality of the final image. By incorporating two TRUE II processors, Sigma's unique image-processing algorithm provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with richly graduated tones as well as a three-dimensional feel.

Exclusively designed high performance wide angle 19mm F2.8 lens
The high-performance, wide angle 19mm F2.8 lens has the equivalent angle of view as a 28mm (35mm equivalent focal length) lens and has been designed exclusively for the SIGMA DP1 Merrilll to maximize the sensor performance. One FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass element, which has the performance equal to fluorite glass, two glass mold aspherical lenses and one high refractive index lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The superior telecentric optical design improves image quality throughout the frame by passing on information about subjects to the sensor. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, ensuring sharp, high contrast image quality even under severe conditions such as taking photos against or towards the sun.

Advanced User Interface
The custom quick set menu and the metallic command dial are incorporated to improve usability. The diaphragm, shutter speed and menu can be changed quickly using the command dial. The Quick Set (QS) menu which consists of the most commonly used functions can be easily displayed by pressing the QS button. It allows photographers to change the menu content and the order depending on their preferences.

Capable of 7 frames continuous shooting
A large volume buffer memory enables the camera to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode. Using the high speed data transfer and processing, the SIGMA DP1 Merrilll features a continuous shooting speed of up to 4 frames per second. In addition, depending on the situation, it is possible to capture up to 5 frames per second and up to 14 images per sequence in continuous shooting mode in Medium and Low image quality mode.

Easy to use auto focus
The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll features a "9 point select mode" which can select the desires focusing point from 9 different frames and "Free move mode" which can move the desired point as you like. In addition, it is possible to select the size of the focus frame from three types; Spot, Regular and Large. The Newly incorporated speed priority AF enables faster auto-focusing by freezing the LCD monitor while focusing. The new AF+MF mode adjusts the focus manually after verifying the AF by rotating the focus ring.

Manual Focus
Manual Focus is available for use when autofocus or focus lock is not desired. It is possible to use the focus ring for focusing just like an SLR camera. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing.

RAW+JPEG format recording
The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll features a RAW data recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality captured through the direct image sensor, plus a JPEG recording format for convenience. The RAW data format provides pure data for high-resolution images, and uses lossless compression for more compact, yet uncompromised, data files. The RAW data format of the camera keep | 3

brightness and color data in a 1:1 ratio without relying on interpolation. When the image is processes in SIGMA Photo Pro, it will preserve the balance of the natural data for the best photos with the best image quality. It is also possible to record RAW data and JPEG data simultaneously to provide more convenience.

SIGMA Photo Pro
The image processing software, ?SIGMA Photo Pro?, converts RAW data quickly and easily. It renders the full, 46 megapixel data. While looking at the captured images, it is possible to achieve the desired photographic expression by moving the sliders from side to side. It incorporates functions such as a loupe, exposure picker, print, JPEG conversion, and batch white balance settings, highlight correction, noise reduction and aberration correction mode

Portable compact and lightweight body
The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll has compact dimensions of 121.5mm(W)×66.7mm(H)×64.3mm(D), 360g. The supplied neck strap provides perfect mobility for candid photography.

Large, highly visible 3.0" TFT color LCD Monitor
The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll features a 3.0 inch TFT color monitor which ensures great visibility even outside in the daytime. This approximately 920,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to capture detail and to check focusing and composition.

Hot Shoe
The SIGMA DP1 Merrilll is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun EF-140 DG (optional) as well as SIGMA electronic flashguns for SD series such as EF-610 DG Super (optional) and EF-610 DG ST (optional).

Dedicated lens hood
The dedicated bayonet lens hood (LH1-01) can be attached to block out extraneous light. Attaching Sigma's optional dedicated 49mm DG filters such as the DG wide circular PL to the camera body extends the shooting possibilities.
* Lens hood and 49mm filters are sold separately.

Movie Mode
Movies can be recorded with VGA (640×480) size. The number of shooting frames per second is 30 frames.

ISO Sensitivity can be set by 1/3 Step
ISO sensitivity can be set from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. By setting the range to 1/3 EV steps from the default 1 EV steps, it is possible to set the sensitivity to ISO 125 or ISO 160. ISO AUTO, where the camera automatically sets the ISO sensitivity according to brightness of the shooting environment enables you to set the upper limit and lower limit depending on your shooting style.



Sigma DP-2 Merril Includes

  • Sigma DP-1 Merrill Digital Point and Shoot Camera
  • Li-ion Battery BP-41
  • Battery Charger BC-41
  • Lens Cap LCP-11
  • Neck Strap NS-11
  • Soft Case CS-70
  • Hot Shoe Cover HSC-11
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Sigma Warranty

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Sigma DP-2 Merril Features

  • Foveon X3 Merrilll Sensor: The Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location with 3 layers, ensuring the capture of full and complete color. Since color moiré is not generated, the use of a low-pass filter is not required, meaning light and color are captured by the sensor with a 3-Dimensional feel.
  • Dual TRUE II Engine: The dual TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors improves the processing speed and overall quality of the final image.
  • Exclusively Designed 30mm F2.8 lens: The high-performance 30mm F2.8 lens has the equivalent angle of view of a 45mm (35mm equivalent focal length) lens as has been designed exclusively for the SIGMA DP2 Merrilll to maximizes the sensor performance. A glass mold aspherical lens and 3 refractive index lenses provide aberration correction.
  • Advanced User Interface: The custom quick set menu and the metallic command dial are incorporated to improve usability. The diaphragm, shutter speed and menu can be changed quickly using the command dial. It allows photographers to change the menu content and the order depending on their preferences.
  • 7 Frames Continuous Shooting: A large volume buffer memory enables the camera to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode. Using the high speed data transfer and processing, the SIGMA DP2 Merrilll features a continuous shooting speed of up to 4 frames per second.
  • Easy to Use Auto Focus: The SIGMA DP2 Merrilll features a 9 point select mode which can select the desired focusing point from 9 different frames and Free move mode which can move the desired point as you like.
  • Focus Frame Types: It is possible to select the size of the focus frame from three types; Spot, Regular and Large. The new AF+MF mode adjusts the focus manually after verifying the AF by rotating the focus ring.
  • Manual Focus: Manual Focus is available for use when autofocus or focus lock is not desired. It is possible to use the focus ring for focusing just like an SLR camera. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing.
  • RAW Format: The RAW data format provides pure data for high-resolution images, and uses lossless compression for more compact, yet uncompromised, data files. The RAW data format of the camera keep brightness and color data in a 1:1 ratio without relying on interpolation.
  • RAW Processing: When the image is processes in SIGMA Photo Pro, it will preserve the balance of the natural data for the best photos with the best image quality.
  • SIGMA Photo Pro (supplied): The supplied image processing software, SIGMA Photo Pro, converts RAW data quickly and easily. It renders the full, 46 MP data. While looking at the captured images, it is possible to achieve the desired photographic expression by moving the sliders from side to side.
  • Compact and Lightweight Body: The SIGMA DP2 Merrilll has compact dimensions of 121.5 x 66.7 × 59.2mm and 330g weight. The supplied neck strap provides perfect mobility for candid photography.
  • SD Card: The SIGMA DP2 Merrilll adopts the SD Card (SDXC compatible) which is compact and easy to carry.
  • Large 3" Monitor: The DP2 Merrilll features a 3" TFT color monitor which ensures great visibility even outside in the daytime. The monitor benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to capture detail and to check focusing and composition.
  • Hot Shoe: The DP2 Merrilll is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun EF-140 DG (optional) as well as SIGMA electronic flashguns for SD series such as EF-610 DG Super (optional) and EF-610 DG ST (optional).
  • Dedicated Lens Hood: The dedicated bayonet lens hood (LH2-01) can be attached to block out extraneous light. Attaching the optional Close-up Lens AML-2 and dedicated Sigma's DG filters to the camera body extend the shooting range.
  • Movie Mode: Movies can be recorded with VGA (640×480) size. The number of shooting frames per second is 30 frames.

Sigma DP-2 Merril Specifications

Format FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Number of Pixels Total Pixels: 48MP
Effective Pixels: 46MP (4800 x 3200 x 3)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Focal Length Focal Length: 19mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length: Approx.28mm
Lens F number F2.8-F16
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades
Lens Construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Shooting Range 20 cm-infinity, 1m-infinity (LIMIT mode)
Maximum Magnification Shooting 1:8.4
Storage Media SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Multi Media Card
File Format Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low), RAW+JPEG, Movie (AVI)
File Format RAW High: 4704 x 3136 x3 (Approx. 45 MB)
Medium: 3264 x 2176 ×3 (Approx. 24 MB)
Low: 2336 x 1568 x3 (Approx. 12 MB)
File Size JPEG High Fine: 4704x 3136 (Approx. 10 MB)
Normal: 4704 x 3136 (Approx. 5.6 MB)
Basic: 4704 x 3136 (Approx. 4.2 MB)
File Size JPEG Medium Normal: 3264 x 2176 (Approx. 2.7 MB)
Basic: 3264 x 2176 (Approx. 2 MB)
Fine: 2336 x 1568
File Size JPEG Low Normal: 2336 x 1568 (Approx. 1.4 MB)
Basic: 2336 x 1568 (Approx. 1 MB)
Movie VGA : 640×480 (Image area 640×426)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - ISO 6400 (1/3 steps for appropriate sensitivity)
AUTO: High limit, low limit setting is possible between ISO 100 - ISO 6400.
When using with flash, it changes depending on the low limit setting.
White Balance 8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode 7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection Type
AF Point 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.)
Focus Lock Shutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
Manual Focus Focus Ring Type
Metering Systems Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System (P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button
Auto Bracketing Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
Shutter Speed 1/2000* - 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer, Unlimited Shooting
LCD Monitor Type TFT color LCD monitor
Weight 12.7 oz / 360g without battery and card
Monitor Size 3.0 inches
LCD Pixels Approx. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish /Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Traditional) / Korean / Russian / Nederlands / Polski / Português / Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
Interfaces USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL), Audio Out (Monaural)
Power Li-ion Battery BP-41, AC Adapter SAC-5 (with DC Connector CN-11) (Optional)
Battery Life Approx. 97 (+25°c)
Dimensions WxHxD 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5" / 121.5 x 66.7 x 64.3mm
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