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The lightweight Sigma DP3 Merrill (DP3m) is a high-end compact digital camera equipped with a 75mm equivalent F/2.8 high-performance fixed lens ensures that an image can reach its true potential. With the APS-C sized 46 MP full-color Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor, DP3 Merrill capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location with three layers, which results in incredibly outstanding resolution images with a three-dimensional feel.
The DP3 Merrill features a APS-C full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor (Generation name "Merrill") incorporates 46 effective megapixels (4,800×3,200×3 layers). This Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location with 3 layers,enabling richly detailed, vividly colorful images, without the compromises of color interpolation required by conventional sensors. 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.
DP3 Merrill's dual "TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II" image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors improves the processing speed and overall quality of the final image. By incorporating two TRUE II processors, the DP3 Merrill camera's 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 50mm (equivalent to a 70mm lens on a 35mm camera) F/2.8 medium-telephoto macro lens for intimate compositions that capture the inner life of your subject with exceptional clarity and realism, enabling you to unleash your creative impulses with a new standard of imaging excellence.
A large volume buffer memory enables the DP3 Merrill to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode. Using the high speed data transfer and processing, the DP3 Merrill features a continuous shooting speed of up to 4 frames per second.
The DP3 Merrill features a large 3-inch LCD monitor which ensures great visibility even outside in the daytime. This 920k-dot high-resolution LCD screen benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to capture detail and to check focusing and composition.
DP3 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.
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. The AF+MF mode adjusts the focus manually after verifying the AF by rotating the focus ring.
The DP3 Merrill features Face detection which allows for accurate focusing when a face is detected as the subject.
An advanced user interface is complete with a custom Quick Set menu and the metallic command dial to improve usability. The diaphragm, shutter speed and menu can be changed quickly using the command dial. DP3 Merrill camera's Quick Set (QS) menu which consists of the most commonly used functions can be easily displayed by pressing the QS button. It allows photographers to change the menu content and the order depending on their preferences.
Key Features of Sigma DP3 Merrill (DP3m)：
- 46 Megapixel Foveon X3 Direct Image sensor
- Dual three-layer responsive ultimate (TRUE II) engine
- High-performance50mm (75mm equivalent) f/2.8 Lens
- 3.0-inch 920k-dots LCD monitor
- Auto and Ring-controlled Manual Focus
- Face Detection AF
- RAW+JPEG format recording
- Built-in Hot Shoe
- Optional FLASH: EF-140 DG
- Optional Lens Hood: LH3-01