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This Ikelite Underwater Housing with Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Kit from B&H Photo bundles Ikelite's #6101.02 Housing with the compatible Sigma DP2 Merrill point-and-shoot digital camera. Benefit from the ability to capture high-resolution still photos and VGA 640 x 480 video at 30 fps at a maximum depth of 200'.
The housing's large, ergonomic mechanical controls enable access to all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is designed, constructed, and tested in the USA. It's manufactured from acrylic and corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which are clear to allow you to monitor the o-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera. The integrated flat glass lens port has a 3.9" diameter and accepts optional, external wide-angle and macro add-on lenses and color-correction filters. The housing features an electrical hot shoe and a waterproof Ikelite 5-pin bulkhead sync connector for direct attachment of optional, external Ikelite or non-Ikelite DS series strobes via sync cords, which are available separately. Manual exposure settings must be used because TTL flash exposure is not supported. Additionally, the housing includes a tray with a grip for improved handling and lighting arm attachment.
The Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera features a 46MP Foveon X3 Direct CMOS image sensor and dual TRUE II image processing engine for high-resolution JPEG, RAW, and JPEG + RAW still photos and VGA 640 x 480 video recording at 30 fps. It employs three layers of vertically stacked receptors to reproduce colors with striking accuracy and create images with notable sharpness. The 30mm FLD lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 45mm, and also provides a fairly fast f/2.8 aperture for effective low-light shooting and shallow depth of field. The "F" Low Dispersion glass corrects chromatic aberrations and the Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. The manual focus ring gives you a high degree of control over your compositions. The camera is also equipped with a 3.0", 920k-dot LCD monitor. SIGMA Photo Pro image processing software is available via download.