Sigma DP2 compact digital camera features DSLR 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor
The new Sigma DP2 compact digital camera features a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652 × 1,768 × 3 layers) the one used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR. The size of the image sensor used in the DP2 camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras. Sigma DP2 incorporates TRUE II – world’s first image processing engine suited for the three silicon embedded layer direct image sensor. The DP2 has three metering modes, Evaluative Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering and Spot Metering. It is also possible to select the exposure mode from Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual. The DP2 camera features large 2.5 inch TFT color LCD monitor. The LCD monitor displays 100% of the images, allowing the photographer to easily and accurately confirm the image compensation.
The Sigma DP2 is equipped with a 24.2mm F2.8 lens, equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR camera, which has been designed exclusively for DP2. Two molded glass aspherical lenses provide superior image quality. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens and SLR-sized image sensor combination provides natural shallow depth-of-field and attractive bokeh effect