Sigma DP1 Merrill Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Sigma US has announced that the DP1 Merrill. The DP1M is the version of the company’s fixed lens, APS-C compact camera with a 28mm equivalent, F2.8. It uses the same Foveon X3 sensor as the company’s flagship SD1 DSLR, which captures three colors at each of its 14.6 million pixel sites. The quoted price is the camera’s ‘street price’ reflecting what Sigma thinks the camera will actually sell for, rather than a more speculative recommended selling price.

Price | Where to Buy | Specs | Release Date

Sigma DP1 Merrill Price

The price for Sigma DP1 Merrill is $1,000.00.

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Sigma DP1 Merrill Specifications

Image Sensor
Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Image Size
Number of Pixels
Total Pixels: 48MP
Effective Pixels: 46MP(4,800×3,200×3)
Aspect Ratio
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent Focal Format
Approx. 28mm
Maximum Aperture
Number of Diaphragm
9 Blades
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification Shooting
Storage Media
SD Card / Compatible with SDHC, Multi Media Card
Recording Mode
Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low),
RAW+JPEG, Movie (motion jpeg), Voice memo to still images (10sec.)
File Size / Still
4,704×3,136×3 (Approx. 45MB)
3,264×2,176×3 (Approx. 24MB)
2,336×1,568×3 (Approx. 12MB
Fine 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 10MB)
High Normal 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 5.6MB)
Basic 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 4.2MB)
Fine 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 5MB)
Medium Normal 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 2.7MB)
Basic 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 2MB)
Fine 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 2.5MB)
Normal 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 1.4MB)
Basic 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 1MB)
File Size / Movie
VGA:640×480 (30Frames Per Second)
White Balance
8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode
7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Auto Focus Type
Contrast Detection Type
AF Point
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual Selection
Focus Lock
Shutter release halfway-down position, AE lock button
Manual Focus
Ring Type
Metering Systems
Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metaring, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System
(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE,
(A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Exposure Compensation
±3EV Appropriate Exposure (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock
AE lock button
Auto Bracketing
With 3 flames bracketing:1/3EV Steps Up to ±3EV
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer (2sec. / 10sec.), Interval Timer
TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 inches
LCD Pixels
Approx. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified)
/ Korean / Russian / Chinese (Traditional) / Nederlands / Polski / Português /
Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
USB (USB2.0)
Li-ion Battery Pack BP-41, Battery Charger BC-41
(W) 121.5mm / 4.8″
(H) 66.7mm / 2.6″
(D) 64.3mm / 2.5″
340g / 12oz. (without batteries)

Sigma DP1 Merrill Release Date

The Sigma DP1 Merrill will be available in Mid September, 2012.