Sigma DP1 Merrill Camera with Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor-Specifications, Features and Price

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Sigma DP1 Merrill cameraSigma Corportation, the famous lenses, digital cameras and flashes company that based on Japan just announced the availability and price of DP1 Merrill in the UK and US. The company has confirmed if Sigma DP1 Merrill compact camera will be ready for purchase in middle of this months for price of $999 in US or £799.99 in UK market.

It’s a compact digital camera that based on Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor technology like other the common Sigma’s lineup of cameras and capable to captures high quality, vivid color and three-dimensional feel. The camera also offers higher images sensors with 46-megapixel APS-C image sensor (4800×3200×3 layers) instead the 14.6 million pixel sites on the previous versions and incorporated with new dual TRUE II engine and processor provides best photos in your best moment.

Like Panasonic Lumix LX7 Camera, Sigma DP1 Merrill also sports 3 inch TFT color LCD monitor with approx. 920,000 Pixels resolution. For storage, the SD Card slot will be compatible with SDHC formats and Multi Media Card for store your photos or video files. Measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 inch (121.5mm x 66.7mm x 64.3mm) with weighs only at 340g / 12oz, this model also built in with USB 2.0 por to connect with other device and Li-ion Battery Pack BP-41 for power supply. If you one of the Sigma camera fans and interested to buy the new Merrill camera, you should take a look at details specifications below.

SIGMA DP1 Merrill Camera Specifications

Image Sensor
Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Image Size
Number of Pixels
Total Pixels: 48MP
Effective Pixels: 46MP(4,800×3,200×3)
Aspect Ratio
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent Focal Format
Approx. 28mm
Maximum Aperture
Number of Diaphragm
9 Blades
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification Shooting
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
4,704×3,136×3 (Approx. 45MB)
3,264×2,176×3 (Approx. 24MB)
2,336×1,568×3 (Approx. 12MB
Fine 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 10MB)
High Normal 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 5.6MB)
Basic 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 4.2MB)
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
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
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 / Português /
Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
USB (USB2.0)
Li-ion Battery Pack BP-41, Battery Charger BC-41
340g / 12oz. (without batteries)


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