Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

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Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Feb 8, 2012

Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera For truly rich and detailed images, the DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera from Sigma employs three layers of vertically stacked receptors to take advantage of silicon's unique ability to absorb light at different depths. This allows the DP1 to more accurately reproduce colors, and capture sharper resolution images, than any camera the same size. Unlike the DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera, the DP1 uses a wider 28mm focal length lens - when converted to the 35mm equivalent.

Its large 3.0" display allows you to better view these high quality images as you shoot them, and its ability to shoot RAW, JPEG, or both simultaneously gives you added flexibility when choosing which files to use in post-processing. You can efficiently shoot JPEG to share immediately, or use RAW to capture everything in a lossless, uncompressed file.

These three layers within the sensor combine to create a 46-megapixel image, at a resolution of 4800 x 3200 pixels. This makes it a great camera for anyone from a photography professional needing a small, yet high-quality camera, to hobbyists who want the same quality of large-sensor DSLRs without the cumbersome weight.

46Mp Foveon X3 Direct Image CMOS Sensor The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor uses an innovative pixel structure that uniquely captures all red, green, and blue (RGB) color information in each pixel location, with three layers, rather than the typical single layer of alternating colors. This provides accurately colored and incredibly detailed imagery, with greater three-dimensional depth--incorporating 46 effective megapixels (3 layers: 4,800 x 3,200) and 44 recording megapixels (3 layers: 4,704 x 3,136)

28mm f/2.8 Equivalent FLD Lens The DP1 Merrill offers a wider 19mm F2.8 lens, which is the equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm camera. The camera is compact, lightweight, and includes "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass to correct aberrations and Super Multi Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting

True II Image Processor The dual TRUE II (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors improves the processing speed and overall quality of your final image. By incorporating two TRUE II processors, the DP1's unique image-processing algorithm provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with rich tones and smooth gradients

3.0" Rear LCD Screen Like a much larger DSLR, you'll get the benefit of a 3.0" TFT LCD to quickly change menu options, or review photos after they're taken QVGA Video (320x240) @ 30FPS Record

QVGA quality video through the Movie mode at 320 x 240 resolution and 30 fps

Records JPEG & RAW Files Capture the fantastic clarity and quality of RAW data with its lossless compression, the universal compatibility of JPEG, or the convenience of JPEG + RAW--giving you the most creative freedom and flexibility possible out of every shot

Built-In Accessory Hot Shoe The accessory hot shoe built right into the DP1 provides access to all types of accessories that are compatible with the camera, like an external flash for better light quality

Manual Focus Ring 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, but very unlike a compact digital camera. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure even more precise focusing--when millimeters matter

9x Diaphragm Blades Nine diaphragm blades provide excellent blurring effects to out-of-focus areas (bokeh) in photographs for a very pleasing aesthetic and style

Display Languages Languages supported on the LCD display include: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish

Body type Large sensor compact  
Effective pixels 15.4 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 46.0 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (24 x 16 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3)  
Processor Dual TRUE II engine  
Image stabilization Unknown  
Uncompressed format RAW  
Optics & Focus
Manual focus Yes  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen dots 920,000  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F2.8  
External flash Yes (via hot-shoe)  
Videography features
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Videography notes 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Weight (inc. batteries) 330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz)  
Dimensions 122 x 67 x 64 mm (4.8 x 2.64 x 2.52")  
Other features
GPS None


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