Fans of Sigma's compact series will be delighted by the news of this new camera. Dubbed the DP3 Merrill, this compact camera comes with the same 46-megapixel (15.3-megapixel equivalent) Foveon X3 APS-C sensor as seen on its two other DP Merrill siblings as well as the SD1 DSLR. Where the DP1 came with a 28mm-equivalent lens and the DP2 with a 45mm-equivalent, this new DP3 packs a 75mm-equivalent lens (marked 50mm), and yes, it's still F2.8. The focal length might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it can still do macro at down to 22.6cm (with up to 1:3 magnification), and at 400g, this should still catch the interest of Foveon fans.
The DP3 Merrill uses True II image processing engine and boasts a ISO 100 to 6400, and it offers nine focal points, 7fps continuous shooting, a 3-inch 0.92-megapixel LCD and a more intuitive UI. Sadly, for video it's still stuck with VGA resolution. We'll let you guys know when we get a price and a date, so stay tuned.
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