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Sigma DP1

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 26th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking Sigma DP1 compact digital camera featuring a 14 Megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor (2652×1768×3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera. Using 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. A 16.6mm F4 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. The Sigma DP1 advanced 14 Megapixel digital compact camera features Sigma’s new, unique “True” image processing engine.

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1 camera - Foveon X3 sensor
The Sigma DP1 takes advantage of the image sensor’s superior technology to capture accurate, full color image information. Sigma’s unique and powerful “True” image processor is incorporated into the DP1, enabling it to handle the large image files produced by the 14 Megapixel sensor and reproduce exceptional definition with image quality on a par with film. The Sigma DP1 is equipped with a large 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 100% image preview, making confirmation of composition, focusing and exposure quick and easy.

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Sigma DP1 camera features
• 14 Megapixel resolution
• Foveon X3 direct image sensor
• High resolution 2652x1768x3 layers
• F/4 lens 16. (28m with 35mm format camera)
• New, unique True image processing engine

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP 1 compact camera - 14 Megapixel sensor
The Sigma DP1 takes advantage of the image sensor’s superior technology to capture accurate, full color image information. Sigma’s unique and powerful “True” image processor is incorporated into the Sigma DP1, enabling it to handle the large image files produced by the 14 Megapixel sensor and reproduce exceptional definition with image quality on a par with film. The Sigma DP1 is equipped with a large 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 100% image preview, making confirmation of composition, focusing and exposure quick and easy. This point and shoot compact camera includes JPEG recording format for speed and convenience plus a RAW data (X3F) recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality.

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