Sigma DP2x

The Sigma DP2x is a 14MP compact camera  with an APS-C image sensor, which is roughly the same size as found in DSLRs like the Canon 7D.

This newest iteration of the DP2 offers improved autofocus capabilities and incorporates Analog Front End (AFE), which converts full color data through the FOVEON X3 image sensor into a digital signal.  Sigma says that AFE “enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored images.”

For those unfamiliar with the FOVEON image sensor, Sigma explains the DP2x’s functionality as follows:

The DP2x uses the same 14 megapixel (2,652×1,768×3 layers) direct image sensor as the SD14, SD15 and other DP series cameras. Utilizing the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this direct image sensor succeeds in full-color capture with the full RGB in a single-pixel location. Since the moire is not generated, use of a low-pass filter is not needed because full information of light and color can be captured with three-dimensional feeling.

The Sigma DP2x features a fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to the field of view of a 41mm lens on a full frame DSLR.  The lens is a new design and exclusive to the DP2x.  The DP2x allows for RAW image capture in order to make the most of the FOVEON X3 sensor and TRUE II image processor.

No word yet on price or availability.

See the full spec list below.

Sigma DP2x Full 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-ISO400),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.