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Sigma DP1 Merrill review

Sigma's large sensor compact camera with Foveon x3 sensor

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent images at low ISOs
  • Manual controls
  • Good basic control layout

Against

  • Noise above ISO 400
  • Slow write times
  • Slow raw processing software

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
ColourBlack
Digital Zoom3x
Brand NameSigma
Screen Size6.4 cm (2.5")
Video FormatsAVI
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)250 g
Minimum Focus Distance300 mm
Maximum Image Resolution2640 x 1760
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Height59.5 mm
Width113.3 mm
Depth50.3 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length16.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSigma Corporation
Product ModelDP1
Product NameDP1 Compact Camera
Manufacturer Part NumberC7S900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com
Marketing Information

The DP1 uses the same 14 megapixel (2652×1768×3 layers)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 in a single-pixel location. Just like film, each photodiode captures all the RGB data, so no final-stage demosaicing is required.

Display Resolution230000 Pixel