• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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General
Model Number: DMC-F3 DP1 Merrill
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $129.95 $799.00
Street Price: $96.00 $849.00
Date Available: 2010-02-15 2012-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.7 oz (132 g)
includes batteries
13.8 oz (391 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(96 x 54 x 22 mm)
4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(122 x 67 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Foveon X3
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 14.8
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.53 microns 5.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Not needed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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) JPEG, 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO, 6 elements in 5 groups, 3 Aspherical Sigma Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 28mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 20mm 19mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - 6.2 (wide) / ?? (tele) f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a 49.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face / 9 pt / 1 pt Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode; possible to change size of focus frame (Spot, Regular, Large)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Optional add-on optical type VF-11.
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto (with programmable low and high limits), 100-6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo 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 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Normal, Redeye, Slow Sync., Redeye + Slow Sync (with compatible external flash unit)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 7.1m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.7 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto) n/a
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Included Memory: 40.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: built-in memory  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler) Combined USB/AV
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   1.68
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   1.84
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.88
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.0 3.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   7
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.49 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.081 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.043 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF lag, Speed Priority AF mode = 0.424s
Startup Time:   2.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots 97 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary BP-41
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 740mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary 3.6V, 740mAh Lithium-ion rechargea 2 x Proprietary BP-41 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader SIGMA Photo Pro
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Digital Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, 720p HD movies. Available in Silver and Black. 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.