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February 08, 2012

Sigma reveals two new APS-C prime cameras: the DP1 and DP2 Merrill

Sigma has revealed two new APS-C prime fixed lens digital cameras, the DP1 Merill and the DP2 Merill. If the name sounds familiar, it is because they are a tribute to Sigma/Foveon's Dick Merrill.

The previous iterations of the DP-series were using 1.7x sensors, so we have an increase with this generation. New sensors, new lenses, but same principle as the previous generation, the DP1-Nerrill has a 19mm f2.8 (28mm "equivalent") and the DP2-Merrill has a 30mm f2.8 (45mm "equivalent").

Sigma may be hoping that the popularity of the Fuji X100 may become a tide that lifts all large(r)-sensor fixed-lens cameras.

I am sure you are all familiar by now with the Foveon-vs-Bayer megapixels debate, so there's no point in repeating it once again.

Discussion and reactions to the announcements at the dpreview Sigma forum.

A tribute to Dick Merrill has been posted at the Sigma blog (via X3 Magazine)


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