Sigma DP2 Merrill Review

 
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General
Model Number: DP2 Merrill
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $999.99
Street Price: $722.46
Date Available: 2012-07-12
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 11.6 oz (329 g)
Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.3 in.
(122 x 66 x 58 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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI
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: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sigma Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 45 mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - ??
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional add-on 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: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
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: 15 - 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:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe (X Sync. Contact)
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.X3F)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
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): Audio out (monaural), DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: SIGMA Photo Pro
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Update of DP2x with same 14.8MP x 3 Foveon X3 Full Color sensor used in the SD1, 3-inch 921K-dot LCD, and dual TRUE II processors. (Some specifications are preliminary and subject to change.)

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