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Sigma DP2x Compact Camera Packs DSLR-Sized Foveon X3 Sensor

Sigma isn’t planning to let EVIL cameras have all the large-sensor fun. They’ve decided to stuff their new DP2x compact camera with a Foveon X3 sensor — similar to the ones found in the Sigma SD15 and SD1 DSLR cameras (about 12 times larger than traditional compact camera sensors). The camera is capable of capturing 14 megapixels worth of data with its stack of three sensors, generating 4.7 megapixel photographs. It also shoots RAW, lacks HD recording (video clips are a paltry 320×240), has a non-zoomable 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, has ISO 100 to 3200, and has a 2.5-inch LCD screen. The company has yet to announce how big of a hole the DP2x will chew in our wallets, or when it’ll be available.


 
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  • Anonymous

    I’d probably buy it if it had a u4/3 mount. Short of that, I’m quite happy with my GF1 with a 20mm and 14-140 lenses.

  • Anonymous

    This is hugely old news. This camera has had that Foveon sensor since the original DP1 came out in 2008. The same sensor is used in the DP1 update (the DP1x, I think it’s called) and the DP2 that came out a year or so ago, and now the DP2 update.

    There’s nothing “new” here.
    http://mydp1.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/whats-the-big-deal-with-foveon-sensors/