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Sigma DP2 Digital Camera

B&H # SIDP2 Mfr # C72900
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Product Highlights
  • 14 Megapixel FOVEON X3 Image Sensor
  • 41mm f/2.8 Lens
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • 'True II' Image Processor
  • Records JPEG & RAW Files
  • Built-in Flash & Hot Shoe
  • Includes Sigma Photo Pro Software

The Sigma DP2 Digital Camera is a high-end compact digital camera equipped with a 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor. Featuring Sigma's unique 'True' image processing engine and a 24.2mm (41mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens , this compact camera provides the same superb image quality as found in the Sigma SD14 professional SLR. With the DP2, it is possible to record images in RAW or the widely used JPEG in four resolution modes. Furthermore, it offers five Exposure modes and three Metering modes as well as being equipped with a built-in flash, hot shoe, and 2.5" TFT color LCD monitor.

Foveon X3 Image Sensor
The 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2652 x 1768 x 3 layers), is the same as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR. The image sensor uses three silicon embedded layers of photo sensors, stacked to take advantage of silicon's ability to absorb red, green and blue light at different respective depths.
Fast Lens
A 24.2mm f/2.8 Sigma lens, with field of view equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm film camera, has been developed to maximize the image quality in conjunction with the full color capture image sensor, and the wide aperture of this lens allows users to get better shots in low light. There is also an optional lens hood available that includes a hood adapter designed to accept a 46mm lens filters.
Sigma 'True II' Image Processor
Sigma's unique and powerful 'True II' (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) image processor is incorporated into the DP2, enabling it to handle the large image files produced by the 14 megapixel sensor and reproduce exceptional definition with image quality equal to professional digital SLR cameras and on a par with top quality film.
Versatile Focus System
The AF area of the DP2 is equipped with 9 focusing points, and it is possible to manually select the desired focusing point of the 9 available. The camera also provides Manual Focus for photographers who like to take more control or for use when autofocus or focus lock is not effective.
Accurate Color
The DP2 takes advantage of the image sensor's superior technology to capture accurate, full color image information.
Advanced Metering
The DP2 has three metering modes, Evaluative Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering and Spot Metering. It is also possible to select the exposure mode from Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE or Manual. Exposure compensation can be set in 1/3 stop increments from +3.0 to -3.0 stops and an auto bracketing function is also available.
Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe
The built-in pop-up flash has a guide number of 6 (ISO100/m), and the flash has settings for Normal Flash, Red-Eye Reduction Flash and Slow Synchro Mode; plus it features flash exposure compensation in 1/3 stops increments. The DP2 camera is also equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun (EF-140 DG) providing TTL flash exposure, or a high performance view finder (VF-11). Other flash units (e.g. EF-500 DG and EF-530 DG flashgun series) can be used in manual mode only.
Movie Recording
The camera can record movies with QVGA resolution (320 x 240) at a fame rate of 30 fps, plus the digital zoom function can be used during movie shooting.
2.5 inch LCD Display
The Sigma DP2 is equipped with a large 2.5" TFT color LCD monitor with 100% image preview, making confirmation of composition, focusing and exposure quick and easy.
Records JPEG & RAW Files
This compact camera includes JPEG recording format for speed and convenience and a RAW data (X3F) recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality.
Includes Sigma Photo Pro Software
The DP2 comes complete with SIGMA Photo Pro software, a RAW image developer that converts all RAW data quickly and easily. Adjustments can be made in three separate modes. The X3F Mode 3 stores the original settings of the image at the point of capture. In the Auto Adjustment Mode, the software analyzes and automatically makes adjustments to the RAW data. The Custom Mode allows the photographer to make individual adjustments (exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, saturation, sharpness and fill-light for example). The photographer can make changes easily and quickly by simply adjusting the slider controls within the software. The X3F Mode stores the original settings of the image at point of capture. Photographers` personal modifications can be saved to the RAW, X3F file for future use. SIGMA Photo Pro supports 8-bit TIFF, 16-bit TIFF, and JPEG file formats. The JPEG can be saved as YCbCr 4:4:4. It is also possible to halve, or double the resolution when processing the image.
Camera Type Advanced Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 20.7 x 13.8mm, 14.06 Megapixel, FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Effective Resolution 14.0 million pixels (2652 x 1768 x 3 layers)
Color Depth 36-Bit RGB
Color Modes Full Color
Image File Formats RAW
JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
Recorded Resolution High (2640 x 1760)
Wide (2640 x 1485)
Medium (1872 x 1248)
Low (1312 x 880)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Audio
QVGA (320x240 @ 30 fps)
Clip length limited only by available memory.
Audio Recording WAV format
Record up to 10 seconds with image
Optics
Lens Type Sigma Lens
Optical Zoom No
Lens Focal Length 24.2mm (41mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 3x
Minimum Focus Distance 11.9" (30cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Optical Image Stabilization No
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No (46mm with optional HA-21 Lens Hood Kit)
Focus Control
Focus Type Contrast Detection AF (9-point, 1-point)
Focus Modes Auto Focus, AF Point Selection, Focus Lock, Manual Focus
Focus Range 11.9" (30cm) - infinity Full Mode
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO (100-200)
Auto ISO with Flash (100-400)
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600*)
* available in extended mode
Shutter Type Electronically controlled lens shutter
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 seconds
Aperture Range f/2.8 - f/16.0
Exposure Metering TTL Full Aperture Metering (8-segment Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Center Spot)
Exposure Modes Auto, [P] Program AE, [S] Shutter Priority AE, [A] Aperture Priority AE, [M] Manual, AE Lock, Exposure Compensation (±3EV in 1/3 EV Increments), Auto Bracketing (3 frames in 1/3EV stop increments up to ±3EV)
White Balance Modes Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Scene Modes No
Flash
Built-in Flash Manual Pop-up Flash (Normal, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro, Flash Exposure Compensation)
Effective Flash Range 19.7' (6 m) @ ISO 100
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
External Flash Control TTL-Flash with optional Dedicated Flash Unit (EF-140 DG Electronic Flash)
Performance
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability Continuous @ 3fps
Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp No
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Recording Capacity No Memory Included - File sizes listed

Still Image Capacity

RAW Fine Normal Basic
High 15.4MB 3.3MB 1.9MB 1.4MB
Wide - 2.7MB 1.6MB 1.2MB
Medium - 1.6MB 0.9MB 0.7MB
Low - 0.8MB 0.5MB 0.3MB

Video Capacity

Video Mode Record Time
QVGA 0.6MB/second
Battery Type BP-31 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter SAC-3 AC Adapter (Optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable No
Remote Control No
Video Output NTSC & PAL
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Macintosh OS X (10.1 or later)
Display
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD Monitor (230,000 pixels)
Language Options English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
Playback Options Single Image, Index, Video Playback, Image/Video Erase (single, all)
Physical
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 2.2" (113 x 60 x 55mm)
Weight 9.5 oz (270g) excluding batteries and card
Sigma DP2 Digital Camera
  • BP-31 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • BC-31 Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • LCP-11 Lens Cap
  • NS-11 Neck Strap
  • CS-70 Soft Case
  • Sigma PhotoPro Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • Batteries & Power

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    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Sigma -  BP-31 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery for Sigma DP Series Digital Cameras
    • You Pay: $19.95
     

    Bags & Straps

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    Sigma -  SC-11 Soft Case for Sigma DP Series Cameras
    • You Pay: $89.95
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
     

    Viewfinders

    Refine your angle of view.

    Sigma -  VF-21 Viewfinder for Sigma DP2, DP2s, DP2x and DP2 Merrill Digital Cameras
    • You Pay: $149.95
     

    Flash & Accessories

    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

    Sigma -  EF-140 DG Shoe Mount Flash for DP1 Camera (Guide No. 46'/14 m)
    • You Pay: $75.99
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.
     

    Screen Protectors

    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI -  Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
    • Reg. Price: $6.95
    • Instant Savings: -$2.00
    • You Pay: $4.95
    • Limited supply at this price
     

    Card Readers

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    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95
     
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