Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that the suggested retail price of the DP1 is £549.99 including VAT. A kit, which comprises the DP1 and VF-11 View Finder, will also be available with a suggested retail price of £599.99 including VAT.
The DP1, which is the only compact digital camera to utilise an APS-C size image sensor, will be available in the UK from April this year.
SLR-sized image sensor
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 1/1.8in to 1/2.5in image sensors used in ordinary compact
digital cameras. The pixel size of the image sensor is 7.8μm. The large photodiodes deployed at a large pixel pitch capture pure, rich light efficiently and give the DP1 its high resolution and richly-graduated tones.
Full-color image sensor
The DP1 uses the same 14Mp (2652×1768×3 layers) direct image sensor as the SD14. Utilising the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this direct image sensor succeeds in full-colour capture with the full RGB in a single-pixel location. Just like film, each photodiode captures all the RGB data, so no final-stage demosaicing is required.
Brand-new TRUE image processing engine
The DP1 incorporates TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine), the world’s first image processing engine suited for Foveon three silicon embedded layer direct image sensor. The unique image processing algorithm, which has been developed throughout the development of the SD9, SD10 and SD14 cameras, is incorporated into TRUE. It enables high-speed image processing and high image quality.
Pricing and availability:
The DP1 and acessories will be available from April 2008 at the following price:
- DP1 £549.99
- DP1 + VF-11 View Finder £599.99
- VF-11 View Finder £84.99
- HA-11 Hood Adapter £19.99
- EF-140 DG Electronic Flash £44.99
- SAC-3 AC Adapter £39.99
- BC-31 Battery Charger £39.99
- BP-31 Li-ion Battery £29.99
Full details on the camera and accessories can be found at the Sigma website.