Sigma DP-1s Digital Camera

Sigma DP-1s Digital Camera

Sigma DP-1s Digital Camera

B&H # SIDP1S MFR # C7S900
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Product Highlights

  • 14 Megapixel FOVEON X3 Image Sensor
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Auto, Program, Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority, Manual Control
  • Quickset Function
  • Records JPEG & RAW Files
  • Simultaneously Shoot RAW+JPEG
  • Metering for Backlit Subjects
  • Built-In Flash & Hot Shoe
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Sigma dp1s Overview

  • 1Description

The Sigma DP-1s 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 16.6 mm F4 lens (28mm equivalent), this compact camera provides the same superb image quality as found in the Sigma SD14 professional SLR.

With the DP-1s, it is possible to record images in RAW or the widely used JPEG in four resolution modes. You can even simultaneously shoot RAW+JPEG. This is great when you want to send a quick JPEG but still need to edit a RAW file. Furthermore, it offers 5 exposure modes including Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. The camera performs well with backlit subjects. There are 3 metering modes as well as being equipped with a quickset function, 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.
Wide Angle Lens
A 16.6mm F4 Sigma lens, with a wide angle field of view equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera, has been developed to maximize the image quality in conjunction with the full color capture image sensor. There is also an optional lens hood available that includes a hood adapter designed to accept a 46mm lens filters.
Sigma 'True' Image Processor
Sigma's unique and powerful 'True' image processor is incorporated into the DP-1, 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 DP1 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 DP1 takes advantage of the image sensor's superior technology to capture accurate, full color image information.
Advanced Metering
The DP-1 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. The camera performs well with backlit subjects.
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 DP-1 is also equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun (EF-140 DG) that provides TTL flash exposure, or a high-performance viewfinder (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" LCD Display
The Sigma DP-1 is equipped with a large 2.5" FT 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.
Simultaneously Shoot RAW+JPEG
Simultaneously Shoot RAW+JPEG when you need to send a quick JPEG but still need to edit a RAW file.
Includes Sigma Photo Pro Software
The DP-1 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. A photographer's 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 to double the resolution when processing the image.
In the Box
Sigma DP-1s 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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sigma dp1s Specs

    Pixels Actual: 14.45 Megapixel
    Effective: 14.06 Megapixel
    Sensor (20.7 x 13.8 mm) Foveon
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV
    Max Resolution 2652 x 1768
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Image Stabilization None
    Lens 6 Elements in 5 Groups
    Effective Focal Length: 16.6mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28mm)
    Aperture: f/4 (W) to f/16 (T)
    Zoom Digital: 3x
    Focus Range Wide: 0.98' to Infinity / 29.87 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 800

    Auto ISO with Flash: 100-400

    Shutter Type: Electronic
    Speed: 15 to 1/2000 Seconds 
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Manual, Flash
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2 Sec
    Interval Recording No
    Flash Modes Auto
    Forced On
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Effective Flash Range Wide:Up to19.7' / 6.00 m
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Built-In Memory None
    Memory Card Type SD
    Still Images per GB RAW: 64at Max Resolution
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Clip Length Up to 1 GB or 30 Minutes
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 2.5" LCD (230,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity Audio Out
    Audio Out
    Battery BP-31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter SAC-3 AC (Not Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.2" / 114.3 x 58.4 x 55.9 mm
    Weight 8.82 oz / 250.05 g (Camera only)

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