• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sigma DP3 Merrill
  • Leica X (Typ 113)
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General
Model Number: DP3 Merrill X (Typ 113)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $999.99 $2295.00
Street Price: $899.00 $1,995.00
Date Available: 2013-03-15 2014-09-16
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (400 g) 17.1 oz (486 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 3.2 in.
(122 x 67 x 81 mm)
5.2 x 2.9 x 3.1 in.
(133 x 73 x 78 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) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.00 microns 4.79 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: Full Color RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Not needed Fixed
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: 4704 x 3136 (14.8 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2336 x 1568 (3.7 MP, Other)
4944 x 3278 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4274 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG JPEG, .DNG RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30) 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound Not specified
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; 10 elements in 8 groups Leica Elmarit 23mm f/1.7 ASPH, 10 elements in 8 groups with 2 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 75mm 35mm
Focal Length (actual): 50mm 23mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 7-bladed diaphragm f/1.7 - f/16.0 in 1/3EV steps
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 23 cm to Infinity
8.9 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.) Contrast Detection: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Compatible with Leica Visoflex (Typ 020) EVF
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
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12500
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, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering
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. Film modes: Standard, dynamic, natural, B&W natural, B&W high contrast
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): 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, flash exposure correction, red-eye correction, fill-in flash, slow sync, studio, 1st/2nd curtain sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot shoe compatible w/ Leica SF 24D / SF 58
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 .DNG RAW
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound Not specified
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 No
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 7  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 97 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-41 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary BP-41 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary 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: SIGMA Photo Pro Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3 x 14.8 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor, Dual TRUE II image processors, 50mm f/2.8 macro lens, Quick Set menu, new Face Detection AF, AF+MF mode, VGA movies. Available in an all black version with black leather and a silver version with brown leatherette.