DP2 Merrill

Digital camera
Date of appearance: 2012
Trademark: Sigma
Manufacturer: At Grant & Union Inc.
Made in: Japan


The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor uses technology that was originally developed by Dick Merrill, a brilliant engineer and talented photographer who died in 2008. Working along imaging innovators Carver Mead and Dick Lyon, Merrill tapped into his passion for electronics to build an innovative pixel structure that uniquely demonstrated the ability to capture RGB information in each pixel location. This revolutionary discovery led the Foveon team to the development of the X3 Direct Image Sensor and, ultimately, to the creation of some of the most vibrantly colored and detailed imagery the photography industry has ever seen. Unlike the SD1, which is a DSLR that utilizes Sigma’s extensive lineup of camera lenses, the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill each boast exclusively-designed, high-performance fixed lenses. The DP2 Merrill offers a 30mm F2.8 lens, which is the equivalent to a 45mm lens on a 35mm camera. The camera is compact and lightweight, and include “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass to correct abberations and Super Multi Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. With the 46-megapixel, full-color Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor, the new DP cameras capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location with three layers, which results in incredibly detailed images with a three-dimensional feel. Accessories included with the DP2 Merrill: Lens Cap (on the camera) Hot Shoe Cover (on the camera) Strap Li-ion Battery BP-41 (2 pieces) Battery Charger BC-41 (It is included only when the type of Battery charger is “Inlet” type.) USB Cable Audio Video Cable SIGMA Photo Pro Disc Instruction Manual Limited Warranty Warranty Sticker

DP2 Merrill
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