• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • Nikon Coolpix A
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General
Model Number: DP1 Merrill Coolpix A
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $799.00 $1099.95
Street Price: $849.00 $478.67
Date Available: 2012-09-15 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.8 oz (391 g)
includes batteries
10.5 oz (298 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(122 x 67 x 64 mm)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 64 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3  
Effective Megapixels: 14.8 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.00 microns 4.79 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: Full Color RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Not needed None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,164
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)
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3696 x 2448 (9.0 MP, Other),
2464 x 1632 (4.0 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.8 4.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30) 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sigma Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups NIKKOR ; 7 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28mm 28mm
Focal Length (actual): 19mm 18.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm f/2.8 - f/22; Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm with 19 steps of 1/3 EV
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 49.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode; possible to change size of focus frame (Spot, Regular, Large) Contrast Detect: Center, Normal area, Wide area, Face priority, Subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional add-on optical type VF-11. Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder
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): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 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: 10.0x 31.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (with programmable low and high limits), 100-6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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. Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, High Key, Landscape, Low Key, Autumn colors, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Silhouette, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Normal, Redeye, Slow Sync., Redeye + Slow Sync (with compatible external flash unit) Auto, Auto+slow sync, Fill flash, Slow sync, Rear-curtain+slow sync, Manual, Off; Red-eye reduction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 6.0
Flash Range Description: n/a GN approx. 6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23C/73.4F); 0.5 to 11.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 37ft.)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 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: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
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: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV Mini (Type C) HDMI, Accessory Terminal, DC-input via dummy battery AC adapter
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.68 0.96
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.84 0.96
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 9 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.88 1.04
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.8 4.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.8 4.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.8 4.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.49 seconds 0.58 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 0.235 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.67 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.043 seconds 0.065 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Speed Priority AF mode = 0.424s Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.577s
Startup Time: 2.9 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   5.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 97 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-41 Proprietary EN-EL20
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary BP-41 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: SIGMA Photo Pro ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 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. Nikon's first DX-format Coolpix camera. Available in black and silver. Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will be available for a suggested retail price of ~US$450, and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be sold together for a suggested retail price of US$130.