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: $750.80
Date Available: 2012-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 13.8 oz (391 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(122 x 67 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: 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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.8
Movie Resolution: 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 15.36
CMOS Size (inches): APS-C 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 14.80 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm 
Lens Thread: 49mm
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional add-on optical type. 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: 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
Flash
Internal Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe (X Sync. Contact) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Combined USB/AV 
Included Software: SIGMA Photo Pro 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 97
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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