DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Stunning Images in a compact Digital
Compact
Travel, Landscape, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action, Specialty
  • Foveon X3 46 megapixel sensor
  • Exclusive fixed 30mm F2.8 lens
  • Accessories included: refer below
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3.00
#C78900
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Overview

The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor uses technology that was originally developed by Dick Merrill, a brilliant engineer and talented photographer who died in 2008. Working along imaging innovators Carver Mead and Dick Lyon, Merrill tapped into his passion for electronics to build an innovative pixel structure that uniquely demonstrated the ability to capture RGB information in each pixel location. This revolutionary discovery led the Foveon team to the development of the X3 Direct Image Sensor and, ultimately, to the creation of some of the most vibrantly colored and detailed imagery the photography industry has ever seen.

Unlike the SD1, which is a DSLR that utilizes Sigma’s extensive lineup of camera lenses, the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill each boast exclusively-designed, high-performance fixed lenses. The DP2 Merrill offers a 30mm F2.8 lens, which is the equivalent to a 45mm lens on a 35mm camera. The camera is compact and lightweight, and include “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass to correct abberations and Super Multi Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. With the 46-megapixel, full-color Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor, the new DP cameras capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location with three layers, which results in incredibly detailed images with a three-dimensional feel.

Accessories included with the DP2 Merrill:

  • Lens Cap (on the camera)
  • Hot Shoe Cover (on the camera) 
  • Strap 
  • Li-ion Battery BP-41 (2 pieces) 
  • Battery Charger BC-41 (It is included only when the type of Battery charger is “Inlet” type.) 
  • USB Cable 
  • Audio Video Cable 
  • SIGMA Photo Pro Disc 
  • Instruction Manual 
  • Limited Warranty 
  • Warranty Sticker

Classic Formula

Jonathan Chua

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/1250 f2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Goudveerdegem

Erik Van Cauter

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/400 f8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Beautiful clouds, near 't Hol, border Schepdaal (Goudveerdegem) and Wambeek, Belgium

Riding Buddies

Jonathan Chua

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/80 f5.6 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Smile of Harvesting day

Jet Huynh

Sigma 1/250 F3.5 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Smile of Harvesting day

Yorkshire mushroom

martin tyson

Sigma 1\30th F4 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

I have just got my new sigma dp2 merrill so I can have a good quality small camera with me when on trips out with the family this was my first image taken on the dp2 m and the first time iv used a sigma camera I'm blown away by the images that are coming out of this little dp2 to the point that rather that just been a day out camera this will be in the bag with my dslr kit to be used for my landscape and nature work .The IQ form it is far better than my nikon d7100. Already looking in to getting a dp1 and dp3 as soon as I can.

A Pretty Smile

Gordon Scott

Sigma 1/320 f11 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Young Llama with disapproving Mama Llama in the background.

Panama

Jose M. Lopez

Sigma 8 125

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Bocas del Toro View

Team work

Nic Hughes

Sigma 1/125 f/4.5 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

I like to travel with no destination only a direction in mind. What's next around the corner intrigues me.

Dmitry Golev

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 1/13 2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Beauty and sexy of Russian brutality young man. Big lips. chubby look, youth and ambition.

poppie

chris nze

Sigma 1.6 sec 16 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

inspired by Cy decosse, mapplethorpe work

untitled

rick louder

Sigma 4 sec f/2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

city night light 2

untitled

rick louder

Sigma 8 seconds f/2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

city night light

The End of the Day

Jack Mancini

Sigma 1/100 2.8 125

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Getting ready to leave at the end of the day I saw this shot and wanted to capture as there is so much activity without anyone in the picture...

Moonset_4-55am

Patricia Sheley

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A 1/20 f2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Luminance and Light

school playground

jirgis

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/250 8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

just walking through

Lemon

_biadesivo_

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A 1s 2.8 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Church organs in Oaxaca City

Chris Smolewski

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A 1/13 2.8 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

The picture has 3D quality. I like the reflections of light on the pipes.

second line

Adrien Baudet

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A 1/1250 3.5 160

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Gargoyle

Stanton Loh

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/80 F11 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Stairs

© Rodrigo Cabral

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A 1/200 11 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Stairs

Av Reggio Emilia calatrava

Thomas Boccaccia

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 600 8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Mother

me

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 250 2.8 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

take with dp3 merrill (not included in the camera list)

Street Food

Nic Hughes

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A - Black 1/250 4 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

I took this photo in the city of Hua Hin, Thailand. A very popular street food vendor. I was inspired by the age of the women serving & the light. I took about 20 or more shots. This was one that i liked the most.

by Nic Hughes

Nic Hughes

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/500 f4 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

I knew this guy was coming along the road slowly. i was in position lifted the camera as he came past. i like the focus and detail of the shot but i would have prefered a nicer light and colours.

Depth of Field - Nic Hughes

Nic Hughes

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/1000 f2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

I noticed the nice light and blue colour. I wanted to create a nice out of focus look to the image. I achieved this with the f2.8 and focusing on the twigg.

Ireland, Dublin, Ha'penny Bridge, 200 years old.

Anthony Monahan

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A - Black 1/800 5.6 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

It was built in 1816 to replace leaky boats that ferried people across the Liffey at that point, and the toll for using it was a halfpenny. An average of only 450 people a day used the bridge in its early years, compared with the 30,000 who use it now.

Rome zoo

Sigma DP3 merrill

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 4,5 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Reflections

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f4 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Yellowhead Lake, near Jasper, Alberta

Dogi

BOS

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC (HSM)* 1/125s f5 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Venice is inspiring.

Dopio

BOS

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/125s f6.3 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Bologna is interesting.

Morena

BOS

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A - Silver 1/100s f4.5 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Venice is beautiful.

Pumpkin head

Bobby Uppal

Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art + MC-11 Mount Converter Kit 1/13 sec 2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

This was taken with a dp3 merill here in Las Vegas at the Ethel M Chocolate factory without using any tripod.I love my dp3 merill.Thank you Sigma

Green

Adi Berger

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/40 f/2.8 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

When is nature or texture is Sigma. I saw this image after rain in my hometown and I was amazed of the green color - natural and artificial.

Sunrise on Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 10 sec f8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Taken with the DP3 Merrill

Lone Rider

Jonathan Chua

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/13 f/2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

A rider working out on his bike in a local park at dusk.

Noon Siesta

Jonathan Chua

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/80 f/2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

A chess player recharging before engaging others like himself who would gather daily to play against one another in this informal chess corner in Chinatown.

Strange kind of car

ciross

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/15 2.8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Photo taken in Brussells

Sunbeam

romizaj

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/320 s. 6.3 200

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Decal Detail

Mike cable

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/13 13 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

This is an macro of an old decal I found on the wall of an building. I used an Canon 250 close up lens attached to my Sigma DP2 Merrill. Thanks, Mike Cable.

Chiang Rai 2018

Slimnics

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A - Black 1/320 8 250

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

street photography by Slimnics

Tech Specs
SIGMA DP2 Merrill : Major Specifications
Image Sensor
Foveon X3® direct image sensor (CMOS)
Image Size
23.5×15.7mm
Number of Pixels
Total Pixels: 48MP
Effective Pixels: 46MP(4,800×3,200×3)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Focal Length
30mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Format
Approx. 45mm
Maximum Aperture
F2.8
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
9 Blades
Lens Construction
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance
28cm
Maximum Magnification Shooting
1:7.6
Storage Media
SD Card / Compatible with SDHC, Multi Media Card
Recording Mode
Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low), RAW+JPEG, Movie (motion jpeg), Voice memo to still images (10sec.)
 
 
File Size / Still
 
RAW
High
4,704×3,136×3 (Approx. 45MB)
Medium
3,264×2,176×3 (Approx. 24MB)
Low
2,336×1,568×3 (Approx. 12MB
 
 
 
JPEG
 
High
Fine 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 10MB)
High Normal 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 5.6MB)
Basic 4,704×3,136 (Approx. 4.2MB)
Medium
Fine 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 5MB)
Medium Normal 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 2.7MB)
Basic 3,264×2,176 (Approx. 2MB)
Low
Fine 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 2.5MB)
Normal 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 1.4MB)
Basic 2,336×1,568 (Approx. 1MB)
File Size / Movie
VGA:640×480 (30Frames Per Second)
White Balance
8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode
7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia)
Auto Focus Type
Contrast Detection Type
AF Point
9-Points
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual Selection
Focus Lock
Shutter release halfway-down position, AE lock button
Manual Focus
Ring Type
Metering Systems
Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metaring, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System
(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Exposure Compensation
±3EV Appropriate Exposure (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock
AE lock button
Auto Bracketing
With 3 flames bracketing:1/3EV Steps Up to ±3EV
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer (2sec. / 10sec.), Interval Timer
Type
TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 inches
LCD Pixels
Approx. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Korean / Russian / Chinese (Traditional) / Nederlands / Polski / Português / Dansk / Svenska / Norsk / Suomi
PC / IF
USB (USB2.0)
Power
Li-ion Battery Pack BP-41, Battery Charger BC-41
Dimensions
(W) 121.5mm / 4.8"
(H) 66.7mm / 2.6"
(D) 59.2mm / 2.3"
Weight
330g / 11.6oz. (without batteries)
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Review by Nic
Posted on 6/14/2016
very sharp images
5 batteries will last me a few hours of heavy shooting, maybe 270 shots. Glare from the sun makes it very difficult to see the lcd. White balance is difficult to set correctly. Its a leaf shutter so its silent which makes it good for street photography. the auto focus is slow, so best to re-focus if you need to catch decisive moments. It heats up after 30 minutes use. Its pleasure is in viewing the files in fill screen mode. you can crop in a lot and the image is still sharp. I like the detail and contrast is quite good. There is minimal dynamic range so get the exposure as accurate as possible in camera. The out of focus rendering is passable, but not beautiful. Its best range is subjects about 3-5 meters away and shooting between f2-f4. anything over iso 100 sees blotches of magenta. Sometimes i want to destroy this camera because its just not an enjoyable experience to use, but then i feel better when i see the big, detailed files. Its a love & hate relationship. Is there a software upgrade to fix the white balance ? i probably would not buy this camera again, mainly because i prefer the look of colour film. Hope this helps and feel free to contact me to ask any questions about this camera.
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