Last Updated (12 May’13):
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Sigma DP3 Merrill is a 46MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor Digital Camera with 50mm f/2.8 Prime Lens equivalent to 75mm Focal Length in 35mm Format. It features Dual TRUE II Image Processing Engine, 3.0-inch High Resolution TFT Color LCD, Movie Mode, Advanced User Interface, Auto and Ring-controlled Manual Focus, RAW + JPEG Format Recording, and 4 Frames Per Second in RAW Format. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.6 x 3.2″ / 12.19 x 6.60 x 8.1 cm and weight 14.11 oz / 400 g Without battery and card.
Sigma DP3 Merrill Reviews
Photographyblog reviews the Sigma DP3 Merrill and writes;
“Image quality is the DP3 Merrill’s star turn, indeed the principal reason to put up with its numerous other shortcomings. The Foveon X3 sensor, be it 46 megapixel or 15 megapixels, and the prime 50mm lens deliver stunningly sharp, high-resolution images that are a joy to behold.”
Luminous-landscape reviews the Sigma DP3 Merrill and writes;
“The 50mm f2.8 Macro is a damn sharp lens equipped with a leaf shutter. This is good for photographers who shoot products, food, fabrics, beauty, and … well… a lot of things, even speed shoots.”
PCMAG reviews the Sigma DP3 Merrill and writes;
“Imatest also measures noise, which robs detail and makes images look grainy when it crosses the 1.5 percent threshold. Despite sharing the same image sensor, the DP3 Merrill does a better job at handling image noise than its sibling the DP1 Merrill. It keeps noise below 1.5 percent through ISO 400, and images at ISO 800 clock in at a very respectable 1.6 percent.”
Sigma DP3 Merrill Reviews
Sigma DP3 Merrill Sample Photos
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Sigma DP3 Merrill User Manual (PDF)
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Sigma DP3 Merrill Features
The Sigma DP3 Merrill utilizing a 46MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor that uses an innovative pixel structure with three layers to provide accurately colored and detailed imagery, with sharp resolution. The camera equipped with a 50mm f/2.8 prime lens that is equivalent to a 75mm lens in the 35mm format. This lens designed with Special Low Dispersion glass and aspherical lens elements to compensate for aberrations and to keep the lens compact. Super Multi Layer Coating also include to reduce flare and ghosting.
In addition, the camera allows you to capture RAW image at 3 different sizes and numerous JPEG resolutions. It also has ISO sensitivity of 100-6400 that can be set at full or 1/3 steps. Manual and autofocus are possible as is manual and program auto exposure control. Not only does it, Sigma DP3 Merrill is able to record VGA (640 x 480) size video.
A Quick Set button also equipped in this camera to make readily available your most-used custom settings and a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor with 920k-pixel resolution which easy for composing and playback your photos and videos.
Sigma DP3 Merrill Features:
+ 46MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor
+ Dual TRUE II Image Processing Engine
+ 50mm f/2.8 Prime Lens
+ 75mm Focal Length in 35mm Format
+ 3.0″ High Resolution TFT Color LCD
+ Movie Mode
+ Advanced User Interface
+ Auto and Ring-controlled Manual Focus
+ RAW + JPEG Format Recording
+ 4 Frames Per Second in RAW Format
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