14 megapixel high definition digital camera, packing the full spec. of a DSLR into the body of a compact camera.
Full colour, SLR-sized image sensor
The DP1 uses the same 14 megapixel direct image sensor as the SD14. Utilizing the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this direct image sensor succeeds in full-color capture with the full RGB in a single pixel location. The size of the image sensor used in the DP1 camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras.
Brand-new "TRUE" image processing engine
The unique 'True' image processing engine enables high-speed image processing and high image quality.
16.6mm F4 lens designed exclusively for the DP1
The 16.6mm F4 lens, equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm SLR camera, which has been designed exclusively for DP1. The aspherical glass provides low distortion and high contrast.
RAW format recording
The DP1 includes JPEG and RAW data (X3F) recording mode for retaining full image capture detail of the utmost quality. Exclusive Sigma PhotoPro Software (Supplied with the DP1) The DP1 comes complete with SIGMA Photo Pro software, a RAW image developer that converts all RAW data quickly and easily.
Metering and exposure modes
The DP1 has three metering modes, Evaluative Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering and Spot Metering. It is also possible to select the exposure mode from Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE or Manual.
Pop up built-in flash
The DP1 is equipped with a pop up (manual) built-in flash featuring guide number of 6 (ISO100 /m).
Manual Focus is available for photographers who like to take more control, or for use when autofocus or focus lock is not effective.
Large 2.5" TFT Color LCD Monitor
The DP1 camera features large 2.5 inch, 230,000 pixel TFT colour LCD monitor, which displays 100% of the image.
The DP1 camera is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated external flashgun EF-140 DG (optional) or high performance view finder VF-11 (optional).