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Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Foveon X3 46MP Sensor and 19mm F2.8 Lens

Item # SGDP1MERRILL (Part # C77900)
Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Foveon X3 46MP Sensor and 19mm F2.8 Lens
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Item Description:
The SIGMA DP1 Merrill 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.



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The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor uses technology that was originally developed by Dick Merrill, a brilliant engineer and talented photographer who died in 2008. Working along imaging innovators Carver Mead and Dick Lyon, Merrill tapped into his passion for electronics to build an innovative pixel structure that uniquely demonstrated the ability to capture RGB information in each pixel location. This revolutionary discovery led the Foveon team to the development of the X3 Direct Image Sensor and, ultimately, to the creation of some of the most vibrantly colored and detailed imagery the photography industry has ever seen.

Unlike the SD1, which is a DSLR that utilizes Sigma's extensive lineup of camera lenses, the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill each boast exclusively-designed, high-performance fixed lenses. The DP1 Merrill features a wider lens than the DP2 Merrill, sporting 19mm F2.8 lens, which is the equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm SLR camera. The camera is compact and lightweight, and include "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass to correct abberations and Super Multi Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. With the 46-megapixel, full-color Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor, the new DP cameras capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location with three layers, which results in incredibly detailed images with a three-dimentional feel.

Warranty - 1 year America Warranty + 3 year USA extended warranty on manufacturing and workmanship for a total of 4 years of coverage from date of purchase.

Product Specifications:

Image Sensor - Foveon X3 direct image sensor (CMOS)
Image Size - 23.5?15.7mm
Number of Pixels - Total Pixels: 48MP
Effective Pixels: 46MP(4,800?3,200?3)
Aspect Ratio - 3:2
Focal Length - 19mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Format - Approx. 28mm
Maximum Aperture - F2.8
Number of Diaphragm - 9 Blades
Lens Construction - 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance - 20cm
Maximum Magnification Shooting - 1:8.4
Storage Media - SD Card / Compatible with SDHC, Multi Media Card
Recording Mode - Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low),
RAW+JPEG, Movie (motion jpeg), Voice memo to still images (10sec.)
File Size / Still
High - 4,704?3,136?3 (Approx. 45MB)
Medium - 3,264?2,176?3 (Approx. 24MB)
Low - 2,336?1,568?3 (Approx. 12MB
High Fine 4,704?3,136 (Approx. 10MB)
High Normal 4,704?3,136 (Approx. 5.6MB)
Basic 4,704?3,136 (Approx. 4.2MB)
Medium Fine - 3,264?2,176 (Approx. 5MB)
Medium Normal 3,264?2,176 (Approx. 2.7MB)
Basic 3,264?2,176 (Approx. 2MB)
Fine 2,336?1,568 (Approx. 2.5MB)
Normal 2,336?1,568 (Approx. 1.4MB)
Basic 2,336?1,568 (Approx. 1MB)
File Size / Movie - VGA:640?480 (30Frames Per Second)
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
AF Point Selection - Automatic selection, Manual Selection
Focus Lock - Shutter release halfway-down position, AE lock button
Manual Focus - Ring Type
Metering Systems - Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metaring, 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 Appropriate Exposure (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock - AE lock button
Auto Bracketing - With 3 flames bracketing:1/3EV Steps Up to ?3EV
Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Self-Timer (2sec. / 10sec.), Interval Timer
Type - TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size - 3.0 inches
LCD Pixels - Approx. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language - English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified)
/ Korean / Russian / Chinese (Traditional) / Nederlands / Polski / Portugu?s /
Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
PC / IF - USB (USB2.0)
Power - Li-ion Battery Pack BP-41, Battery Charger BC-41
Dimensions - (W) 121.5mm / 4.8" (H) 66.7mm / 2.6" (D) 64.3mm / 2.5"
Weight - 340g / 12oz. (without batteries)

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