SIGMA DP2x
2011.2.8

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).

The new Sigma DP2x is the latest DP2 series model and incorporates AFE (Analog Front End) and high speed auto focus.

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 auto focus, ensuring convenient shooting.

SIGMA DP2x
SIGMA DP2x
[Product Summary]

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 the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras. The pixel size of the image sensor is 7.8μm. The large photodiodes deployed at a large pixel pitch capture pure, rich light efficiently and give the DP2x its high resolution and richly-graduated tones.

Full-color image sensor

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.

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 power and reproduces high definition images with richly graduated tones.

AFE (Analog Front End)

AFE (Analog Front End) converts the color data, which full-color capture systems record, to a digital signal. This enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored 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 DP2x. Two high refractive index glasses and two molded glass aspherical lenses provide superior image quality and allow compact construction. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. SLR-sized image sensor and the large aperture of F2.8 combination provide natural shallow depth-of-field and attractive bokeh effect.

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 data format provides pure data for high-resolution images, and uses lossless compression for more compact, yet uncompromised, data files. The RAW data format of the DP2x keeps brightness and color data in a 1:1 ratio without relying on interpolation. Each pixel location captures the full color of RGB data, so in RAW, X3F files, brightness and color data can be kept in a 1:1 ratio without relying on interpolation. When the image is processed in Sigma Photo Pro, it will preserve the balance of the natural data for the best photos with the best image quality.

SIGMA Photo Pro (supplied)

The supplied image processing software, "Sigma Photo Pro ", converts RAW data quickly and easily. Incorporation of a new noise reduction algorithm reduces Chroma and Luminance noise when processing X3F files taken at ISO400 or more.  It is possible to adjust the level of reduction for noise just by moving the slider in the control pallet.  This software is compatible with multi core CPU’s, ensuring high speed image processing.  It also incorporates functions such as Loupe, slideshow, Printing, JPEG conversion and batch white balance settings.

Compact and lightweight body

The DP2x has compact dimensions of 113.3mm/4.5in (W) x 59.5mm/2.3in (H) x 56.1mm/2.2in (D). Its compact body and lightweight design makes it easy to carry everywhere.

Three metering modes and four exposure modes

The DP2x 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. Exposure compensation can be set in 1/3 stop increments from +3.0 to -3.0 stops and an auto bracketing function is also available.

The QS (Quick Set) Menu

The DP2x features the QS (Quick Set) menu, designed to allow users to quickly access and change the most commonly used camera functions. It is possible to display the QS menu by pressing the QS button. QS menu 1 allows users to change the ISO Setting, White Balance, Flash mode and Metering mode and QS menu 2 gives access to Image Size, Color Mode, Image Quality and Drive Mode.

Pop up (manual) built-in flash

The DP2x is equipped with a pop up (manual) built-in flash. It is possible to use Normal Flash, Red-Eye Reduction Flash and Slow Synchro Mode. It also features flash exposure compensation in 1/3 stops increments.

9 point focusing area

The AF area of DP2x is equipped with 9 focusing points. It is possible to select the desired focusing point depending on the shooting situation.

Manual Focus

Manual Focus is available for use when autofocus or focus lock is not desired. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing.

Movie Mode

It is possible to record movies with QVGA (320x240) size. The number of shooting frames per second is 30 frames. The recording capacity is approximately 30 minutes by 1GB memory card.

Color Mode

The DP2x camera is equipped with 7 types of the Color Modes which is adjusted saturation, contrast, etc for each shooting situation. It is possible to select from Portrait, Landscape, Vivid, Standard, Neutral, B&W or Sepia.

Large 2.5" TFT Color LCD Monitor

The DP2x 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.

Hot Shoe

The DP2x camera is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun EF-140 DG (optional) as well as Sigma electronic flashguns for SD series such as EF-610 DG SUPER and EF-610 DG ST. This hot shoe is also used to attach high performance view finder VF-21 (optional).

Dedicated lens hood (HA-21)

It is possible to attach the dedicated lens hood to block out extraneous light. It also functions as an adapter, designed to accept the 46mm Close-up Lens and 46mm filters.

* A hood adapter HA-21 is sold separately

Power Save Mode

The Power Save Mode lowers the battery consumption. When this mode is enabled, a greater number of pictures can be taken with a single charge of the battery.

[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.
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