Sigma today announced the next model in the DP series of compacts. Here are the official details:

PRESS RELEASE

February 2011

Sigma DP2x

Compact digital camera with an APS-C size, 14MP image sensor.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma DP2x compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers).

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The new Sigma DP2x is the latest DP2 series model and incorporates AFE (Analog Front End) and faster autofocus. AFE is also used in the DP1x compact digital camera and SD15 digital SLR and converts full color data, which the FOVEON X3® capture system records, into a digital signal. This enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored images. In addition, the new AF algorithm provides high speed autofocus, ensuring convenient shooting.

SLR-sized image sensor
The size of the image sensor used in the DP2x camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras. The large photodiodes deployed capture light efficiently and give the DP2x its high resolution and richly-graduated tones.

Full-colour image sensor
Utilising the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this 14 megapixel direct image sensor succeeds in full-colour capture with the full RGB in a single-pixel location.

TRUE II image processing engine
The DP2x incorporates the “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II” image processing engine which improves the processing speed and overall image quality. The unique image-processing algorithm provides high resolution and reproduces high definition images with richly graduated tones.

AFE (Analogue Front End)
AFE (Analogue Front End) converts the colour data, which full-colour capture systems record, to a digital signal. This enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly coloured images.

24.2mm F2.8 lens
The DP2x is equipped with a 24.2mm F2.8 large aperture lens, equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR camera, which has been designed exclusively for DP2 series. Two high refractive index elements and two molded glass aspherical lenses provide superior image quality and allow its compact construction.

RAW format recording
The DP2x includes JPEG recording format for convenience plus a RAW data (X3F) recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality. The RAW images can be processed in the supplied Sigma PhotoPro software

Specifications

Format

FOVEON X3® Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)

Image Sensor Size

20.7×13.8mm (0.8 inch×0.5 inch)

Number of Pixels

Total Pixel 14.45MP (2,688×1,792×3 layers)

Effective Pixels 14.06MP (2,652×1,768×3 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

RAW

High

Approx. 15.4MB (2,640 × 1,760)

JPEG

High

Fine

Approx. 3.3MB (2,640 × 1,760)

Normal

Approx. 1.9MB (2,640 × 1,760)

Basic

Approx. 1.4MB (2,640 × 1,760)

Wide

Fine

Approx. 2.7MB (2,640 × 1,485)

Normal

Approx. 1.6MB (2,640 × 1,485)

Basic

Approx. 1.2MB (2,640 × 1,485)

Medium

Fine

Approx. 1.6MB (1,872 × 1,248)

Normal

Approx. 0.9MB (1,872 × 1,248)

Basic

Approx. 0.7MB (1,872 × 1,248)

Low

Fine

Approx. 0.8MB (1,312 × 880)

Normal

Approx. 0.5MB (1,312 × 880)

Basic

Approx. 0.3MB (1,312 × 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)

Color Mode

7 types ( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)

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, ISO 3200 in Raw mode only)

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/m)

Built-in Flash Coverage Range

28cm to 3m (ISO200)

External Flash

Hotshoe (X Sync. Contact, dedicated contacts)

Drive Modes

[1]Single, [2]Continuous, [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)

Dimensions

113.3mm/4.5″(W)×59.5mm/2.3″(H)×56.1mm/2.2″(D)

Weight

260g/9.2oz. (excluding batteries and card)

DP2x 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

*The appearance, specifications and other aspects of this product are subject to change without notice for improvement purposes.

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14 megapixel Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor

TRUE II Image Processing Engine

24.2mm F2.8 lens designed exclusively for the DP2 series

Improved autofocus speed

AFE (Analogue Front End) for faster image capture

For further information please contact:

Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd, 13 Little Mundells, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire, AL7 1EW

Tel 01707 329999 E-Mail sales@sigma-imaging-uk.com

Website http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/#mce_temp_url#

End. (08/02/11).