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Sigma confirm DP1 price

Sigma confirm DP1 price - Sigma have announced the SRP of the DP1 Digital Camera launched last month.

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Press Release: Sigma DP1

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.

Main features: 

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.



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About a year too late and worth half the value. Shame really, I was quite interested in this camera a year ago when it was first announced. I guess it fills a niche . . . .

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If it was priced equal to the G9 I might be tempted but at that price the G9 just has more features.

shame as I do want one.


I guess it all depends on how important image quality is to you.

Having read the reviews of the G9 picture quality compared even to the GRD2 then I'm not even looking at that camera. The G9 has all the features - Canon just didn't put them into a form usable as a decent camera. It's like they had a gadget tick list and were satisfied that they had ticked all the boxes. The only one worth looking at is the ND filter.

I'm also wondering how you think someone would sell a APS-C sized sensor camera for the price of one equipped with the G9s tiny sensor ?

If the ability to carry an SLR quality equivalent around with you in this compact package doesn't appeal then so be it - wait for the next one.
so... where's the swivelscreen
surprisingly compact; personally I would have preferred something more substantial - if you can't fit it in a pocket like a Ricoh GR/GRD then surprised they didn't go for a bigger body that feels good i.e sculpted; maybe i'm just fond of how my Olympus C7070 feels in the hand - not compact but like a real camera. No complaints with my Oly, however DP1 images are likely to be much better though; for over 500 they need to be outstanding..

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