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    Sigma DP1 Digital Camera - Press Release


    DP1 high end point and shoot digital camera equipped with14 megapixel (2652x1768x3 layers) large size direct image sensor.

    SIGMA DP1 Product Summary

    Featuring a large size direct image sensor as used in the digital SLR camera.
    Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking Sigma DP1 compact digital 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. The size of image sensor used in DP1 camera is approximately 10 times larger than those used in an ordinary point and shoot digital camera.

    Large size image sensor takes advantage of larger pixels. So far point and shoot digital cameras incorporated small size image sensors, and researches for increasing the number of pixels by keeping the image sensor small is still continuing. However, there are limitations in these researches, because keeping image sensor size small will result poor capture of the light poorly. In this respect, enlarging the image sensor will result in better capturing color signals.

    * The Sigma DP1’s image sensor is approximately 8 times larger than 1/1.8inch image sensor, approximately 12 times larger than 1/2.5 ordinary point and shoot camera

    RAW Image Recording Format
    The direct image sensor featured in the SIGMA DP1 ensures the capture of full and complete color. This camera incorporates both RAW and JPEG image recording formats enabling photographers to capture the highest possible picture definition and smaller file sizes.

    Newly developed unique and powerful “TRUE” image processing engine
    “TRUE” (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) *2 DSP (Digital Signal Processor) suited for Foveon*1 three silicon embedded layers direct image sensor is newly developed (joint develop with Fujitsu Corporation*3) and incorporated into DP1 first time.
    The unique image processing algorithm developed throughout the development of SD9, SD10 and SD14 cameras is incorporated into “TRUE” and enables high-speed image processing.

    *1. Foveon: Chairman and Founder Dr. Carver Mead, CEO D. Federico Faggin
    *2. “TRUE” is registered trademark of SIGMA Corporation
    *3. Fujitsu Corporation: President Mr. Hiroaki Kurokawa

    Exclusive lens for APS-C size image sensor
    The accumulated lens design technology and SD series are used for DP1 development. A 16.6mm F4 lens, with a wide angle field of view equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera, has been specially developed to maximize the image quality in conjunction with the full color capture image sensor.
    Glass mold aspherical lens provide correction for all types of aberrations and capture accurate, full color image information.

    Compact and lightweight body
    It has compact dimensions of 113.3mm / 4.5in. (W) × 59.5mm / 2.34in. (H) × 50.3mm / 2.0in. (D) and lightweight of 240g/8.5ounces. Its compact body and lightweight design makes it easy to carry everywhere.

    Large 2.5” LCD monitor
    The Sigma DP1 camera features a new, large 2.5inch, 230,000-pixel resolution LCD monitor. The LCD monitor displays 100% of the image, allowing the photographer to easily and accurately confirm the image composition.

    Hot shoe and external viewfinder
    DP1 camera is equipped with a hot-shoe thus allowing the attachment of dedicated external flash and high performance external viewfinder (VF11).

    Lens Hood (optional accessory)
    For assuring maximum performance from the lens and image sensor, it is equipped with exclusive lens hood.
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    Sigma DP1 Digital Camera Specs

    Sigma DP1 Digital Camera Specs

    Image SensorFOVEON X3® (CMOS)
    Image Sensor Size20.7×13.8mm
    Number of PixelsEffective Pixels approx. 14.06MP (2652×1768×3 layers)
    Aspect Ratio3 : 2
    Lens16.6mm F4(35mm equivalent focal length:28mm)
    Lens Construction5 Groups, 6 Elements
    Shooting Range30cm~8
    Storage MediaSD Card /SDHC compatible
    Recording FormatExif 2.21, DCF 2.0, DPOF
    Recording ModeLosless compression RAW data (12-bit), JPEG (High, Medium Low), Movie, Voice memo to still images, Voice recording
    White Balance8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
    Auto FocusContrast Detection Type
    AF Point9-Points
    Focusing ModesSingle, 9-points multi
    AF Point SelectionAuto and Manual Selection
    Focus LockShutter release halfway-down position(AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
    Manual FocusFocus aid (Dial Type)
    Metering System8 segments evaluative metering, Center Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
    Exposure Control SystemAuto Mode, (P) Program AE, (S) Shutter Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
    Exposure Compensation±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
    Auto BracketingAppropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
    Shutter Speed1/4000sec. to 15sec.
    Built-in FlashPop-up type (manually)
    Flash Coverage Range30cm-2.1m(at ISO200)
    External Flash Sync.Hotshoe (X Sync. Contact)
    Drive Modes[1] Single, [2] Continuous, [3] Self Timer(2sec. /10sec.)
    LCD MonitorTFT Color LCD Monitor
    Monitor Size2.5 inches
    LCD Pixelsapprox.230,000 pixels
    LCD Monitor LanguageEnglish/Japanese/German/Chinese/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese (Simplified)/Korean
    InterfaceUSB(USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL), Audio Out(Monaural)
    PowerLi-ion Battery Pack BP-31, Battery Charger BC-31, AC Adapter (Optional)
    Dimensions113.3mm/4.5" (W) × 59.5mm /2.3"(H) ×50.3mm/2" (D)
    Weight240g /8.5oz (excluding batteries)

    Supplied Accessories of DP1:
    Li-ion battery BP-31, Battery Charger BC-31, Lens Cap LCP-11, Neck Strap NS-11, Case CS-70, Hotshoe cover HSC-11,  USB Cable, Video Cable, SIGMA PhotoPro Disc, Instruction Manual.
    The appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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