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Sigma Dp2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

sigma dp2 merrill compact digital camera

Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

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  • Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS), Image Sensor- Size 23.5×15.7mm, Color Photo Detectors Total Pixels: 48MP,
  • Focal Length 30mm, 35mm Equivalent Focal Length Approx.45mm, Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades
  • Storage Media SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Multi Media Card, File Format Lossless compression RAW data(12-bit, Hihg, Medium, Low), JPEG(High, Medium, Low),RAW+JPEG,Movie(AVI.
  • Type TFT color LCD monitor, PC/IF USB (USB2.0)

46 Megapixel large image censor

Buy Now : Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Brand : Sigma
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.1
Review Count : 180
Auto Focus Technology : Contrast Detection
Photo Sensor Size : APS-C
Photo Sensor Technology : CMOS
Effective Still Resolution : 46 MP
Video Capture Resolution : 480p
Video Standard : AVI
Model Name : Sigma DP2 Merrill
Model Number : C78900
Best Sellers Rank : #530,010 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #3,620 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras
Color : Black
Included Components : SD Card
Optical Zoom : 1 x
Compatible Mountings : Micro Four Thirds
Screen Size : 3 Inches
Display Type : LCD
Batteries Required? : Yes
Number of Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Are Batteries Included : Yes
Rechargeable Battery Included : No
Battery Cell Composition : Lithium Ion
Battery Weight : 26 Grams
Target Gender : Unisex
Connectivity Technology : USB
Continuous Shooting Speed : 4
Special Feature : Lightweight
Form Factor : Large sensor compact
Hardware Interface : USB
Display Resolution Maximum : 920000
JPEG quality level : Fine
Image Stabilization : Unknown
Video Capture Format : MJPEG
Viewfinder Type : None
Display Fixture Type : Fixed
Assembly Required : No
Item Dimensions LxWxH : 4.8 x 2.32 x 2.64 inches
Item Weight : 0.73 Pounds
Maximum Aperture : 2.8
Minimum Aperture : 2.8
Focus Type : Manual Focus
Maximum Focal Length : 50 Millimeters
Minimum Focal Length : 50 Millimeters
Wireless Communication Technology : None
Flash Memory Type : SD Card, SDXC, SDHC
GPS : None
Max Shutter Speed : 1/2000 s seconds
Min Shutter Speed : 1
Processor Description : Dual TRUE II engine
Digital Zoom : 3 x
Autofocus Points : 9
Removable Memory : Multimedia Card, Secure Digital Card
Tripod mount : Yes

sigma dp2 merrill compact digital camera
sigma dp2 merrill compact digital camera
sigma dp2 merrill compact digital camera

Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

  • The image quality is stupendous. 20\"x30\" prints are sharp, even when viewed close up. Most importantly the image is completely free of Bayer demosaicing artifacts. They are those funny color patterns you get in pictures of venetian blinds, or fine textured regions like gravel. Most people don\'t even know they are there, until they see an image from the Sigma and realize how much better an image is without them. Even the best conventional DSLR\'s have these artifacts.To get a camera with truly equivalent image quality you really have to go up to a 40 Mpixel medium format camera, something like a Hasselblad. That will cost you $25,000 for a body and one lens.Many reviewers have complained about the ergonomics, in particular the slow writes to the SD card. Most of the time I haven\'t found this to be a problem, because the 7 frame buffer lets me take the next shot right away. This camera puts the controls I use all the time, aperture and exposure control, right at my fingertips. It\'s a pleasure to use.In good light the autofocus is dead on every time. The short battery life is a bit of a pain but the batteries are light so it\'s easy to carry extra.The lens shade is terrific as well, and worth getting. You can take pictures with the sun just outside the field of view with virtually no visible lens flare.There is no way I could go back to a conventional camera.
  • I love the fact the camera is so compact yet has most features of a full frame DSLR. The resolution is amazing. Eats up batteries like crazy and is very slow in saving to the chip. This is an older camera and does not have great dynamic range. The best part is the Foveon sensor which allows the camera to perform much like a medium-format camera. Not crazy about the Sigma software. It\'s not for everyday snapshots. Save it to capture images you want to print big and hang on the wall.
  • I posted this again for both D3 Merrill and now under D2 MerrillI got both the D3 Merrill and the D2 Merrill.Background: I had Canon 5D II and ton of lens, which I sold off once I got the Fuji X100s, it is that good.Heard about the sigma Foveon and wanted to see what the magic is about. Got both and was thinking of keeping at least one of them for landscape.Good things:Small (relatively)Insane resolutionExcellent BW photos (if you get the exposure right)Fast AFLooks sexy (but finish is slippery)Bad things:No OVFNot pocketalbe (had to carry my small backpack camera bag along with tripod (camera needs it))Finish too easy to scratchVery slippery in handsBattery life is miserableSlow to write (not too bad)Insane resolution (wife refused to be photographed again!!! )Raw files only opens with horrible slow sigma pro software (I got away from the processing of raw files and love the JPEGS from X100s)If you print up to 20 x 30 you may not find much of any difference between x100s (you always get it right) and Sigma (if you get it right) (may be in crop it might stand better)Not good above 400 iso (except you can make decent BW prints with higher iso in NIK)PriceyBottom line:I am in love with my X100s all over again, what a brillant camera. I am actually selling the prints off the X100s native JPEG files.I would wait for this to evolve and will look into this again in a couple of years when they address issuesWish list:OVFGrippy finish and make it less scratch proneFaster processorBetter ISOBetter / Bigger batteryMore pocketableDefinitely needs a better RAW processor OR better Lightroom support for RAW files
  • If you want color this is the camera. I so love the color and am so happy. However, battery life and speed will slow you down, but the quality of the photos is worth it for me. Attached photo not great but attached for color.
  • If you are looking for a camera to do it all this not the camera you are looking for. Its auto focus will fail you, it can\'t zoom, it takes forever to process to card, you need to carry a pocket full of batteries, and sometimes the coulors are weird.So why did I buy this camera? I bought it because you can\'t beat the iQ at this price point. Also I like that this camera is kind of old school. In bright light the AF is okay but in low light you are better off pre-focusing manually. I also like that the software is fairly basic on the camera, the number of screens is just enough to get what you need done. It has been stated that this camera is kind of like a mf field camera without the bulk. The more I use it the more I agree.The size of this camera is also a plus. Fits in a coat pocket. It is light enough for one of those fold up style tripods (and with the limited useable iso your going to need one.)
  • Pros* with sufficient light, it takes outstanding photographs* the detail is incredible* light weightCons* lousy battery lifeNote 1: It\'s not a consumer-friendly point-and-shoot, nor an action photographer\'s dream. I\'d done my research and knew what the Merrill\'s strengths and weaknesses were before purchasing. I\'m not going to ding it because of its limited useful ISO range, slow write speeds, or slow auto-focus. It\'s a special-purpose, technical camera and that\'s how I\'ve used it. Horses for courses.Note 2: At the time of posting, I\'ve had my DP2M for a year and taken it on several trips (as a secondary camera). A month ago I noticed that the price on the DP3M\'s had fallen to $650 and snapped one up without hesitation. It too is excellent.Note 3: I\'ve purchased the AC adapter (not available from Amazon, for some reason) which has a module that fits in the battery compartment. This has two uses: for studio use, battery life is no longer a consideration because you can be powered from the wall and and when on the road, it makes it easy to connect with a standard USB power pack for a super sized battery.

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