Sigma DP2 Review

4.0
August 12, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Format FOVEON  X3(R) Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 20.7×13.8mm (0.8 inch×0.5 inch)
Number of Pixels Effective Pixels 14.06MP (2652×1768×3 layers)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Focal Length 24.2mm F2.8 (35mm equivalent focal length:41mm)
Lens Construction 6 Groups 7 Elements
Shooting Range 28cm?∞(Full Mode)
Storage Media SD Card/Compatible with SDHC,Multi Media Card
Recording Format Exif2.21, DCF2.0, DPOF
Recording Mode Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit), JPEG(High, Wide, Medium, Low), Movie (AVI), Voice memo to still image (10 sec./30 sec.), Voice recording (WAV)
File Size (Number of Pixels)
For Still Images
RAW High Approx. 15.4MB (2640×1760)
 
JPEG High Fine Approx.  3.3MB (2640×1760)
Normal Approx.  1.9MB (2640×1760)
Basic Approx.  1.4MB (2640×1760)
  Wide Fine Approx.  2.7MB (2640×1485)
Normal Approx.  1.6MB (2640×1485)
Basic Approx.  1.2MB (2640×1485)
  Medium Fine Approx.  1.6MB (1872×1248)
Normal Approx.  0.9MB (1872×1248)
Basic Approx.  0.7MB (1872×1248)
  Low Fine Approx.  0.8MB (1312× 880)
Normal Approx.  0.5MB (1312× 880)
Basic Approx.  0.3MB (1312× 880)
File Size/Movie QVGA:320×240?30 Frames Per Second?, Approximately 30minutes is possible with a 1GB SD Card.
White Balance 8 types (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
ISO Sensitivity AUTO (ISO 100-ISO 200) : With Flash (ISO 100?ISO 400), ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection Type
AF Point Selection Selection of 1point from 9points
Focus Lock Shutter release halfway-down position (From Menu Settings AE Lock is possible by AE lock button)
Manual Focus Dial Type
Shutter Type Electronically controlled lens shutter
Shutter Speed 1/2000-15sec.
Metering System TTL Full Aperture Metering [1]Evaluative Metering, [2]Center Weighted Average Metering, [3]Spot Metering
Exposure Control System [P]Program AE, [S]Shutter Priority AE, [A]Aperture Priority AE, [M] Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Steps up to±3EV for Appropriate Exposure
Auto Bracketing 3 pictures in appropriate, under and over exposure levels. It can be set in 1/3EV stop increments up to ±3EV.
Built-in Flash Pop-up (Manual)
Guide Number 6(ISO100/?)
Built-in Flash Coverage Range 28cm?3m(ISO200)
External Flash Hot shoe (X Sync. Contact, dedicated contacts)
Drive Modes [1]Single, [2]Continuous (3 Frames/second), [3]Self Timer (2sec./10sec.)
LCD Monitor Type TFT Color LCD Monitor
Monitor Size and Pixels 2.5inches / Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Monitor Language English/Japanese/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese (Simplified)/ Korean/ Russian
Interfaces USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL),Audio Out (Monaural)
Power Dedicated Li-ion Battery BP-31, Battery Charger BC-31, AC Adapter (Optional)
Battery Life Approx.250 shots(25?)
Dimensions 113.3mm/4.5"(W)×59.5mm/2.3"(H)×56.1mm/2.2"(D)
Weight 260g/9.2oz. (excluding batteries and card)
DP2 Accessories

Li-ion Battery BP-31, Battery Charger BC-31, Lens Cap LCP-11, Neck Strap NS-11, Soft Case CS-70, Hot Shoe Cover HSC-11, USB Cable, Video Cable, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, Instruction Manual

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