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Sigma’s DP3 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Sigma’s DP3 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Sigma’s DP3 Merrill Compact Digital Camera


As the final camera in the Sigma DP Merrill lineup, the DP3 Merrill features a high-performance 50mm F2.8 lens, which is equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm SLR camera. Like the previously released DP1 (19mm F2.8) and DP2 (30mm F2.8) Merrill cameras, it is equipped with the Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which produces outstanding resolution and a natural rendering with rich gradation, resulting in a 3D feel. Other features of the DP3 Merrill include: the use of Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass; a minimum focusing distance of 8.9 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3; and easy-to-use auto focus. The new Face Detection AF prioritizes focus on the face of the subject when detected by the sensor. The supplied image processing software, Sigma Photo Pro 5.5, converts RAW data quickly and easily. For all additional information on the DP3 Merrill, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.