Retailers Start Putting Price Tags on Sigma DP2

March 27, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Major online retailers now list the Sigma DP2, accepting pre-orders. Amazon and B&H both quote a price of $649 for the camera, though neither has it in stock yet. Amazon says, “usually ships within 1-2 months”, while B&H expects the it to become available by May. The Sigma DP2 is a compact camera with a 41mm equivalent fixed-focal-length lens and a nearly APS-C sized Foveon sensor, first shown at Photokina 2008. Read on for the spec list.

Sigma DP2 Specifications

Sensor Type: 20.7×13.8mm FOVEON X3® Direct Image Sensor
Pixel Count: 2652×1768×3 layers
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Sensitivity Range: ISO 50-1600
Lens: 24.2mm f/2.8 (35mm equivalent focal length:41mm)
Close Focus Distance: 28cm
A/D Conversion: 12 bits
Built In Flash Guide Number (m): 6 @ ISO 100
External Flash Connector: Hot Shoe
Autofocus: Contrast Detection
AF Points: 9, individually selectable
Manual Focus: Via Dial
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 seconds
Shooting Modes: P, A, S, M
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Spot
AE Bracketing: Up to ±3EV in 1/3EV increments
Burst Rate: 3fps
Video Mode: QVGA (320x240 pixels @ 30fps
LCD: 2.5”, approximately 230,000 dots
Storage: MMC, SD, SDHC
Power Source: Proprietary Li-ion battery
Size: 113.3mm×59.5mm×56.1mm
Weight: 260g without battery and card

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