Sigma DP2 Now Available
The DP2, a compact and light-weight camera that packs the power of a DSLR, arrived at dealers’ stores throughout the country this week. Its Foveon X3 direct image sensor, TRUE II (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) upgraded image processing engine and specially-designed 24.2mm F2.8 large aperture lens makes the DP2 a unique tool for photographers who are focused on image quality and enjoy the creativity involved in capturing and editing RAW images.
In March of 2008, Sigma introduced the DP1 with its direct image sensor, which is also present in the company’s SD14 digital SLR. Since then, the multi-award winning DP1 has earned respect among a wide range of both amateur and professional photographers and has gained their ardent support.
Like its predecessor, the DP2 includes RAW and JPEG recording modes and comes complete with Sigma Photo Pro software, a RAW image developer that converts all RAW data quickly and easily for retaining full image capture detail in the highest quality. The RAW data format offers lossless compression for more compact, yet uncompromised, data files that maintain brightness and color data in a 1:1 ratio, without relying on interpolation.
The DP2 also features an easy-to-use interface and electronically-controlled shutter with a speed of 1/2000-15 seconds. It is now available for $870 MSRP in a number of stores nationwide.