Sigma DP3 Merrill
The Sigma DP3 Merrill, the latest in the series of compact cameras
incorporating the 46 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor.
SIGMA DP3 Merrill
January 07, 2013
Sigma Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the new SIGMA DP3 Merrill, featuring a 50mm F2.8 lens, will join the
lineup of the “SIGMA DP Merrill” series. The SIGMA DP3 Merrill is the next generation of high image quality compact digital
cameras. Equipped with the Foveon X3 image sensor, the DP3 Merrill ensures outstanding resolution and natural rendering with
rich gradation as well as a three-dimensional feel.
Featuring a high performance 50mm F2.8 lens (a focal range equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm SLR camera), the SIGMA DP3 Merrill
offers incredibly high levels of optical performance and takes in every detail of the subject's information. This state of the art
lens also offers enhanced macro functionality as well.
The SIGMA DP3 Merrill completes this series of compact cameras by satisfying the mid-telephoto and macro range shooting.
The SIGMA DP1 Merrill is designed for wide angle images, the SIGMA DP2 Merrill is for standard range, while the DP3 Merrill
rounds out the series with a camera for all shooting situations.
46 megapixel, 23.5×15.7mm Full-color Foveon X3 Merrill sensor
The 23.5×15.7mm full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor (Generation name “Merrill”),
featured in the SIGMA DP3 Merrill, incorporates 46 effective megapixels (4,800×3,200×3 layers)
and 44 recording megapixels (4,704×3,136×3 layers). The Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all primary RGB colors
at each and every pixel location with 3 layers, ensuring the capture of full and complete color. Since color moiré is
not generated, the use of a low-pass filter is not required, meaning light and color are captured by the 46 megapixel
23.5×15.7mm full-color X3 Merrill sensor with a three-dimensional feel.
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