Sigma DP1 Merrill Camera User's Manual Guide (Owners Instruction)

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The lightweight Sigma DP1 Merrill (DP1m) is a high-end compact camera equipped with a wide-angle 28mm equivalent F/2.8 high-performance fixed lens and 3-inch 920k-dots high-resolution LCD screen. DP1 Merrill incorporates a APS-C sized 46 MP full-color Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor, it capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location with three layers, which results in incredibly detailed images with a three-dimensional feel.

The DP1 Merrill features a APS-C full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor (Generation name "Merrill") incorporates 46 effective megapixels (4,800 x 3,200 x 3 layers) and 44 recording megapixels (4,704 x 3,136 x 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 full-color X3 Merrill sensor with a three-dimensional feel.

The DP1 Merrill incorporates a dual "TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II" image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors. This improves the processing speed and overall quality of the final image. By incorporating two TRUE II processors, Sigma's unique image-processing algorithm provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with richly graduated tones as well as a three-dimensional feel.

The high-performance, wide angle 19mm (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm camera) F/2.8 lens has been designed exclusively for the SIGMA DP1 Merrill to maximizes the sensor performance. One FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass element, which has the performance equal to fluorite glass, two glass mold aspherical lenses and one high refractive index lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The superior telecentric optical design improves image quality throughout the frame by passing on information about subjects to the sensor. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, ensuring sharp, high contrast image quality even under severe conditions such as taking photos against or towards the sun.

The DP1 Merrill features a large 3-inch LCD monitor which ensures great visibility even outside in the daytime. This 920-k dots high-resolution LCD screen benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to capture detail and to check focusing and composition.

The DP1 Merrill features a RAW data recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality captured through the direct image sensor, plus a JPEG recording format for convenience. The RAW data format provides pure data for high-resolution images, and uses lossless compression for more compact, yet uncompromised, data files.

A large volume buffer memory enables the DP1 Merrill to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode. Using the high speed data transfer and processing, the DP1 Merrill features a continuous shooting speed of up to 4 frames per second. In addition, depending on the situation, it is possible to capture up to 5 frames per second and up to 14 images per sequence in continuous shooting mode in Medium and Low image quality mode.

Sigma DP1 Merrill

An advanced user interface is complete with a custom Quick Set (QS) menu and the metallic command dial to improve usability. The diaphragm, shutter speed and menu can be changed quickly using the command dial. The QS menu consists of the most commonly used functions and can be easily displayed by pressing the QS button, allowing photographers to change the menu content and the order depending on preferences.

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

DP1 Merrill features a "9 point select mode" which can select the desired focusing point from 9 different frames and "Free move mode" which can move the desired point as you like. In addition, it is possible to select the size of the focus frame from three types: Spot, Regular and Large. The new AF+MF mode adjusts the focus manually after verifying the AF by rotating the focus ring. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing.

Key Features of Sigma DP1 Merrill (DP1m):

  • 46-megapixel Foveon X3 Direct Image sensor
  • Dual three-layer responsive ultimate (TRUE II) engine
  • 19mm (28mm equivalent) f/2.8 Lens
  • ISO up to 6400
  • 3.0" 920k-dots LCD monitor
  • P / S / A / M Exposure modes
  • Manual Focus
  • Records JPEG & RAW Files
  • VGA Movie Mode
  • Built-in Hot Shoe

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