Sigma DP1 Merrill Review

 
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General
Model Number: DP1 Merrill
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price: $705.67
Date Available: 2012-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 13.8 oz (391 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(122 x 67 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3
Effective Megapixels: 14.8
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: Full Color
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4704 x 3136 (14.8 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2336 x 1568 (3.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: 49mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sigma Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 49mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode; possible to change size of focus frame (Spot, Regular, Large)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional add-on optical type.
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: No scene modes or effects. Note that maximum shutter speed varies with aperture. Top shutter speeds are 1/2000s at f/5.6-f/16, 1/1600s at f/4.0-f/16 and 1/1250s at f/2.8-f/16.
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Normal, Redeye, Slow Sync., Redeye + Slow Sync (with compatible external flash unit)
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe (X Sync. Contact)
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-41
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary BP-41 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 97
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: SIGMA Photo Pro
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Update of DP1x with same 14.8MP x 3 Foveon X3 Full Color sensor used in the SD1, 3-inch 920K-dot LCD, and dual TRUE II processors.

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