Sigma ain’t exactly what we’d call your ‘cheap point and shoot’. Nope, in fact it’s quite the opposite as proven by their just officially announced DP2x, which will retail for $800 sometime late April. That’s some cold, hard cash for a point and shoot, but it does support RAW image files and includes a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor with an Analog Front End and high-speed auto focus. We’re also hearing that it should produce an image quality comparable to some DSLRs, though we’re not sure that it will sport an HD video feature.
RONKONKOMA, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced pricing and availability for the company’s new DP2x compact camera.
“The DP cameras have been extremely popular with Sigma’s camera users, and we know that they will be very pleased with the latest enhancements to our DP2 series”
The camera, which will be available for purchase in late April for the MSRP of $800, is the successor to Sigma’s DP2 and DP2s cameras.
The DP2x continues to feature the 14-megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers), and will now also include Analog Front End (AFE) and high-speed auto focus. AFE is also used in the DP1x compact digital camera and SD15 DSLR and converts full color data, which the FOVEON X3® capture system records, into a digital signal. This enables the camera to reproduce high-definition and richly colored images. In addition, the new AF algorithm provides high-speed auto focus, ensuring convenient shooting.
“The DP cameras have been extremely popular with Sigma’s camera users, and we know that they will be very pleased with the latest enhancements to our DP2 series,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.