DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A Little Camera That Shoots Big
Compact
Travel, Family
  • Same Foveon X3 46 megapixel Direct Image sensor as the SD1 DSLR camera
  • Exclusive fixed 50mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR camera)
  • Accessories listed below.
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Overview

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is a state-of-the-art compact digital camera, which utilizes the same Foveon X3 image sensor and TRUE II engine processor as its DSLR counter part, the Sigma SD1 Merrill. This elegant compact camera is capable of unparalleled image quality and color saturation and its sleek design make it easy to carry with you. The build of the camera is not only solid and durable but it has a fixed focal length Sigma lens of equal quality. The fixed 50mm F2.8 lens which is the equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR camera and ensures that an image can reach its true potential. The DP3 Merrill includes new autofocusing technology such as “Face detection” which allows for accurate focusing when a face is detected as the subject. The DP3 Merrill is a unique creation made by craftsmen of the trade, truly a little camera that shoots big.

Accessories included with the DP3 Merrill:

  • Lens Cap,Hot Shoe Cover
  • 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
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited Warranty
  • Warranty Sticker

St. Michael's Church

Dave Belcher

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

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, St. Michael, Alberta east of Edmonton. I'm currently documenting with the DP3 Merrill the churches in Lamont County, of which there a more than 40 of them.

More tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 30 seconds f11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A continuation of the tulips, I did this shot at a 30 second exposure to evaluate the noise factor. Then I applied the latest version of SPP 6.5.2 to evaluate it's performance with this file, comparing it to saved settings from previous versions of SPP It certainly is faster with slight improvement in noise reduction.

Condensation Abstract

Mike cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/20 14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is an macro of condensation that was formed on some plastic window sheeting I used over the winter. The colors are coming from both outside and inside.

Sunflower Still Life

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower still life taken in open shade outside, no artificial lighting of any kind. This was as Smithsonian photo contest finalist and Black and White World photo contest finalist as well. Thanks, Mike.

Sunflower Still Life

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower coming into bloom. Image taken in natural light outside, no flash. Thanks, Mike.

Nacho

CE

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30th F/10 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa

Brush of Hair

Me (Davy)

Sigma 1/125 8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I wanted to highlight the gradients found in human skin using relatively simple lighting techniques. Under controlled settings, nothing beats the DP3m!

Clowns

Dave Belcher

Sigma 1/8 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Clown dolls

Poplars

Joakin Lara

Sigma 1/320sec. f/5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Poplars near the marshes of Salburua (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain)

Wilted Sunflower

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/100th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is a wilted sunflower I found on the ground. I really liked the flame like appearance of the wilted petals. I placed it on an old oil tank for the background. Thanks, Mike.

Ozzy

Elaine Dudzinski

Sigma 1/250 7.1 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My French Bulldog "Ozzy" giving me the French Glare stink eye.

Marshmallow

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/40th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is a marshmallow I found growing in a local swamp. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Danseuse dentelle

Hugues HachD

Sigma 1/200 f3,5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

La danseuse de dentelle Modèle : Estelle Make-up : Pauline Lazzarini

Arlington historic windmill (DP3M)

Tom Schum

Sigma 1/500 F7.1 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

At the corner of Rt7 and Rt244, very nicely rendered in detail by the DP3M

Black Eyed Susans

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/25th 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These are some black eyed susans I recently found growing in my backyard. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Night fruit stand

Han Chenxu

Sigma 1/6 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Night fruit stand

orange flower

MiZar

Sigma 1/500 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

photo for sigma facbook france

Fluer

Julian de Courcy

Sigma 1/250 F 3.5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The plants structures and forms

Nanda in Morning Light

Wayne Wilkinson

Sigma 1/640 F/4 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

He's doing what he does best -- enjoying the warm Hawaiian morning sun.

Enticing

Wayne Wilkinson

Sigma 1/200 F/2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Unedited, direct from Sigma Photo Pro

Leaf Study

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/100th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A section of sunlit leaves found in my backyard. I really liked the natural patterns and colors. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Ozzy

Elaine Dudzinski

Sigma 1/60 4 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Ozzy is my French Bulldog which I've been photographing daily for over 5 years.

golden field

Shlomi Ofir

Sigma 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I always love to take a photo with a real camera like the DP3M it makes my hart beat.

Leaf Patterns Abstract

Mike Cable

Sigma 1.6 sec 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I really liked the shapes and patterns of these leaves. The way the sun created light and dark areas on the leaves helped create a more dynamic and abstract appearance.

Leaves Illusion

Mike Cable

Sigma 1.6s F/11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

What inspired me about this shot was the almost abstract appearance of these leaves created by the use of natural light and their position.

Truck Light

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/8th 13 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is a running light I found on an abandoned truck. Thanks for looking, Mike C.

Truck model lettering

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/40th 13 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Lettering on an old abandoned work truck.

Floral Close Up

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/5 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Looking at these flowers I saw some incredible colors and detail in the leaves. I used the Sigma DP3 Merrill to capture what I saw. I edited this with only the supplied Sigma software.

Abandoned Home

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/60th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is an abandoned home that I managed to capture during a foggy day with my DP3 Merrill. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Lips

Gilt

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60" 2.8 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A commercial photo for a makeup brand

Truck Roof Light

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/60th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is one of the roof lights I found on an abandoned work truck. Do to the height and location of the light getting the right composition was difficult. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Sunflower Bud

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/25th 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I really liked the shape and details in this sunflower bud.

Sunflower Bud #2

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/15th 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I really liked the forms, shapes and textures in this sunflower bud. Thanks, Mike.

Sunflower Seed Head #2

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/6th 13 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Macro of a sunflower seed head.

Sunflower Still Life #4

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/40th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower still life taken in natural light.

Southern Magnolia Macro

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/500th 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is the seed head tip of an Southern Magnolia flower. I used an close up lens on my DP3 Merrill for this shot. Thanks, Mike.

Iver Monastery

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 1/60 8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sights of the city Samara : Iver Monastery

Cobweb

Amir Danesh

Sigma 1/60 2.8 800

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Wet Spider web

Tiger Lily Macro

Mike Cable

Sigma 1/13th 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is a macro of a tiger lily shortly after it rained.

The Zhiguli Mountains

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 1/250 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Zhiguli Mountains or simply Zhiguli (Russian: Жигули́), sometimes called The Zhiguli Heights - Жигулëвская возвышенность are a range of wooded mountains located in Russia on the right bank of the Volga River, in the Samara bend. The mountains are an important source of limestone and oil (extracted since the Great Patriotic War (World War II)) and are also popular as a scenic area for local and regional tourism. Their altitude reaches a maximum of c. 1,240 ft (380 m). The range is named for a nearby town Zhigulyovka (no longer extant), itself probably named for an early inhabitant, Zhegul Formerly, the range was known as the Lada, after the river pirates who used to hide out in its wooded valleys, a name which is still in popular local usage today.

Metal Shaving

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/20th F/2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I found this metal shaving in a metal recycling dumpster. I placed it on a ledge of the container and shot it wide open for effect. Thanks for looking, Mike. PS: This is a small file size.

Handholding

Prashant Jagtap

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/25 F 2,8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My daughter Ashlesha doing study with her mother. Picture was taken in natural day light.Its beauty of Foveon sensor which capture natural colours perfectly.

Rangoli

Prashant Jagtap

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/400 F5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Incredible details captured through foveon sensor

The Last Samurai

Tanel Ojaperv

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/640 3.2 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Seed Head Macro

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/13 F/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is a macro of a plants seed head. I liked the patterns and shapes. I used my truck to get the background darker and easier to burn in. Thanks for looking, Mike.

Sunrise at Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 sec f/5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Quiet morning with loud colors.

Sunset at Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/8 sec f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I like the way fall colors pop at sunrise and sunset. Backlit cypress trees on Stumpy Lake, VA at sunset.

Foveon, engage!

Wayne Wilkinson

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

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I deliberately induced a sensor flare here for an exaggerated "Foveon Effect."

Hibiscus Droplets

Wayne Wilkinson

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 1/40 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Curve

Canton

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 3.2 1/500 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

One of my first photos using the Sigma Merrill Dp3 camera. I'm in love with the Merrill DP series cameras and now have all 3. I'm hooked on the color rendering, sharpness, resolution, and that unique and elegant "foveal" look that just can't be beat. I love them too, they are so portable and user friendly too.

The Winter Dream

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 1/3 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Winter tales with my friend. Уважаемые админитсраторы сайта прошу вас обратить внимание что при загрузки картинки форма просит заполнить поле "lens" но так как у камеры SIGMA DP3 MERRILL несъемный объектив я не нашел его в списке и поставил первый попавшийся.

The Winter Dream

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG RF HSM 1/3 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Winter tales with my friend. Уважаемые админитсраторы сайта прошу вас обратить внимание что при загрузки картинки форма просит заполнить поле "lens" но так как у камеры

The Winter Dream

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/8 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Winter Dream/

The Moscow Kremlin

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Moscow Kremlin 2014

Monaster Iwerskiej

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 5,6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Początki żeńskiej wspólnoty monastycznej w Samarze sięgają połowy XIX w. 12 października 1850 powstało zgromadzenie Sióstr Miłosierdzia, mające na celu m.in. przeciwdziałanie mołokanom. Początkowo siedziba zgromadzenia mieściła się przy ulicy Meczetnej (obecnie Samarskiej). Wkrótce – z inicjatywy kupców I. N. Siniagina i M. N. Nazarowa – zgromadzenie otrzymało nową lokalizację, na brzegu Wołgi. Już w grudniu 1850 wzniesiono tam drewnianą kaplicę Kazańskiej Ikony Matki Bożej oraz 8 kelii dla sióstr. Wspólnota liczyła w tym czasie 30 zakonnic, pierwszą przełożoną została Maria Janowa.

Monaster Iwerskiej

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

oczątki żeńskiej wspólnoty monastycznej w Samarze sięgają połowy XIX w. 12 października 1850 powstało zgromadzenie Sióstr Miłosierdzia, mające na celu m.in. przeciwdziałanie mołokanom.

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 6,3 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.

Monument Gregory Zasyekin

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Monument Gregory Zasyekin

Homeless home

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Homeless home

The Winter fishing

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/400 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Winter fishing in Russia (Samara city/Volga River)

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 25 5.0 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 25 5,6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

On the trestle

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Crossing the Fabyan trestle over the Battle River just west of Wainwright, Alberta. The bridge is 195 feet above the river. Processed from the RAW file in SPP 6.4. Uploaded here at full resolution. I also recorded two GigaPan panoramas of the trestle, with the DP3 Merrill hoping to have a train crossing it. But, no.

Heading west

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Here's a CN train heading west over the Fabyan trestle crossing the Battle River near Wainwright, Alberta. Trestle is 195 feet above the river. Processed from the RAW file in SPP 6.4, uploaded here at full resolution.

Delicacy

Osman Tümay

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 f/7.1 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My passion, roses...

The Crooked Bush

Dave Belcher

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

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Crooked Bush, north of Hafford, Saskatchewan is a genetic anomaly and a mystery as to why these particular aspen trees grow in such a bizarre, twisted form. Trees just a few feet from here are in their normal straight form. This is a GigaPan panorama composed from 32 separate shots, reduced to 25% of the original for uploading and viewing to this site. Camera: DP3 Merrill

Spaca Moskalyuk

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f13 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama spanning 203 degrees wide composed from 114 separate shots of this historic church which dates from 1891 near Mundare, Alberta east of Edmonton, which was scheduled for demolition by fire because the foundation was crumbling. Luckily, a generous donor came up with $100,000 to make some necessary repairs, so the church was spared from the torch. The panorama also includes the cemetery in which most of the inscriptions are readable in the fullsize 270 megapixel GigaPan image: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/186295 Stitch notes: GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.3.0306 (Macintosh) Panorama size: 291 megapixels (34712 x 8396 pixels) Input images: 114 (19 columns by 6 rows) Field of view: 202.8 degrees wide by 49.1 degrees high (top=41.6, bottom=-7.4) Settings: Vignette correction on: c1=0.00433 c2=-0.0123 Use BRISK feature detector Original image properties: Camera make: SIGMA Camera model: SIGMA DP3 Merrill Image size: 4704x3136 (14.8 megapixels) Capture time: 2016-04-16 06:41:57 - 2016-04-16 06:59:07 Aperture: f/13 Exposure time: 0.02 ISO: 100 Focal length (35mm equiv.): 75.0 mm Digital zoom: off White balance: Fixed Exposure mode: Manual Horizontal overlap: 63.9 to 71.5 percent Vertical overlap: 65.6 to 67.0 percent

Lichens

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/15 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Lichens and fungi on a post beside my driveway. Processed from the RAW file with SPP 6.4.

Norseman

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/500 7.1 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The famous Norseman float plane used by Buffalo Airways in Edmonton for service in the Northwest Territories for many years. Currently on display at the airport on Kingsway in Edmonton.

Aircraft engine

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 6 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Aircraft radial engine at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton

Green Glade

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A mossy green glade in the lush Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia. This is a GigaPan panorama recorded with the DP3 Merrill, reduced here to 50% of the original size (6304 x 4223 pixels) http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188082

Can you beet that!

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Fresh beets of all colors at the Farmer's Market in St. Albert. THE DP3 MERRILL does a fabulous job capturing the color and details of fresh produce.

Peaches

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Fresh Red Haven Peaches at the local Farmer's Market in St. Albert

Drilling Rig

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Redwater Discovery Rig, Redwater Alberta. The first oil in the Redwater area northeast of Edmonton was discovered with this drilling rig in 1947.

Running on all cylinders

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 3.2 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Radial aircraft engine at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton. Converted to monochrome from the color file.

Tractor Museum

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1.6 sec f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama recorded with DP3 Merrill under hi-intensity discharge lamps in the Canadian Tractor Museum, Westlock, Alberta. More than 200 restored tractors of all makes an sizes on display. Stitch notes: Panorama size: 174 megapixels (26444 x 6580 pixels) Input images: 56 (14 columns by 4 rows) Field of view: 154.4 degrees wide by 38.4 degrees high (top=1.0, bottom=-37.5) The image here is uploaded at 20% of the original size. Stitched from the converted RAW tiff files in SPP 6.4. The full resolution image is viewable on the GigaPan web site: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188103

Golden Spike Farm

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama of the Golden Spike Farm, near Spruce Grove, Alberta. Reduced to 25% of the original size. Stitching notes: Panorama size: 194 megapixels (28964 x 6712 pixels) Input images: 64 (16 columns by 4 rows) Field of view: 162.6 degrees wide by 37.7 degrees high (top=20.8, bottom=-16.9) Polarizing filter used.

The Pine of Antiquity

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Pine of Antiquity, world's oldest Limber Pine (Pinus flexilus) which has survived nearly 3000 years on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta. The tree measures 185" in circumference around the thickest part of the base. A GigaPan panorama composed from 60 separate shots. Final file size 180 megapixels. File uploaded here has been reduced to 50% of the original. Images from the Sigma DP3 Merrill RAW files were processed in SPP 6.4 and saved as 16-bit tiffs, then stitched with the GigaPan stitching software.

Treebeard

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Treebeard is the name given to this enormous cedar in the Ancient Forest northwest of McBride, BC. The tree towers more than 20 stories above you and has a base about 12 feet across. It's about 1500 years old. Photograph here was captured as a vertical GigaPan panorama consisting of 10 separate shots. Final file is about 75 megapixels, uploaded here at 50%.

Churn Creek, Gang Ranch

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Another of my GigaPan panoramas recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill. The scene is in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia at Gang Ranch, where Churn Creek enters the Fraser. Panorama composed from 72 separate shots resulting in a file of 200 megapixels. The image uploaded here is 20% of the original. http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/187969

Rockypoint Creek

Dave Belcher

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

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Rockypoint Creek in the Purcell Range of the Bugaboo mountains in eastern British Columbia near Golden. This is a GigaPan panorama recorded with the DP3 Merrill composed from 81 separate shots, reduced here to 40%. I wanted to record the rushing water as a bubbling, sparkling watercourse, not the fuzzy, blurry overdone long exposures that has become so over-done. The Sigma Merrill and the Foveon sensor does it's magic. Images processed from the RAW X3F files in SPP 6.4 To view the full resolution 200 megapixel image: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188083

Velvet and honeydew

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Velvet and honeydew, a small fungus on a birch tree

Bow Lake, Crowfoot Mountain

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

BowLake and Crowfoot Mountain at the summit of the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta A GigaPan panorama composed from 54 separate shots., reduced here to 33% of the original http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/187390

Fungi

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Bracket Fungi on a log near my place. The white flowers are Kalyna, High-bush Cranberries and the pink flowers are Wild Roses.

Wild Roses

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 f4.5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Mount Athabasca, Hilda Peak

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/400 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Mount Athabasca and Hilda Peak near the summit of Sunwapta Pass in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, Alberta. A Polarizing filter was used.

Model A Ford coupe

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 f/14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Model A Ford at the Sherwood Park Tractor pull near Edmonton

Birch Bark

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/4 f/14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Birchbark The DP3 Merrill does wonders for macro work. It will focus to about 7" This image was processed from the X3F Raw file in SPP 6.4 and then added a dehaze filter in Photoline which brought forth even more subtle details.

Chain reaction

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A pile of rusting chain in a work yard.

Tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 2 sec f4.5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My friend was given these tulips yesterday...so, I Merrillized them!!! Just natural lighting, processed in SPP 6.4

Easter Lily

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1 second f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Easter Lily and the pollen from it's stamens. This is approximately the closest distance that the DP3 Merrill will focus to.

Three tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 6 sec f16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Recorded as the tulips are now fully open. Processed from the X3F Raw file in SPP 6.4

The Pine of Antiquity

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The world's oldest Limber Pine tree growing for about 3000 years in Alberta. Processed from the X3F Raw file.

Moss, bark and snail shell

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro .5 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Moss on a poplar tree See if you can spot the tiny snail shell (about 2mm in diameter) in the moss. The Sigma camera recorded it!

Amanita

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Amanita muscaria mushroom

Green

maria pia pagliaro

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 5sec f.11 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower Still Life

Mike cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This image is part of an larger series on sunflowers that I worked on recently. The photo was taken outside in natural lighting with an dark cloth placed behind the flower to make burning the background in easier. No flash or other methods were used.

Tech Specs

Image Sensor

Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)

Image Sensor Size

23.5×15.7mm

Color Photo Detectors

Total Pixels: 48MP

Effective Pixels: 46MP (4,800×3,200×3)

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Focal Length 

50mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

Approx.75mm

Lens F number

F2.8~F16

Number of Diaphragm Blades

7 Blades

Lens Construction

10 Elements in 8 Groups

Shooting Range

22.6cm ~ oo, LIMIT Mode (It is possible to choose Macro, Portrait and Scenery.)

Maximum Magnification Shooting

1:3

Storage Media

SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Multi Media Card

File Format

Lossless compression RAW data (12-bit, High, Medium, Low), JPEG (High, Medium, Low), RAW+JPEG, Movie (AVI)

File Size

RAW

High

4,704×3,136×3 (Approx.45 MB)

 

Medium

3,264×2,176×3 (Approx.24 MB)

 

Low

2,336×1,568×3 (Approx.12 MB)

 

JPEG

High

Fine

4,704×3,136 (Approx.10 MB)

 

 

Normal

4,704×3,136 (Approx.5.6 MB)

 

 

Basic

4,704×3,136 (Approx.4.2 MB)

 

Medium

Fine

3,264×2,176 (Approx.5 MB)

 

 

Normal

3,264×2,176 (Approx.2.7 MB)

 

 

Basic

3,264×2,176 (Approx.2 MB)

 

Low

Fine

2,336×1,568 (Approx.2.5 MB)

 

 

Normal

2,336×1,568 (Approx.1.4 MB)

 

 

Basic

2,336×1,568 (Approx.  1 MB)

Movie

VGA : 640×480 (Image area 640×426)

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100 ~ ISO 6400 (1/3 steps for appropriate sensitivity), AUTO: High limit, low limit setting is possible between ISO 100 ~ ISO 6400. When using with flash, it changes depending on the low limit setting.

White Balance

8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)

Color Mode

8 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, B&W, Sepia, FOV Classic Blue)

Auto Focus Type

Contrast Detection Type

AF Point

9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.) Face Detection AF mode

Focus Lock

Shutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)

Manual Focus

Focus Ring Type

Metering Systems

Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, 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 (1/3 stop increments)

AE Lock

AE lock button

Auto Bracketing

Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure

Shutter Speed

1/2000* - 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer, Unlimited Shooting

LCD Monitor 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

Interfaces

USB (USB2.0), Video Out (NTSC/PAL), Audio Out (Monaural)

Power

Li-ion Battery BP-41, Battery Charger BC-41,AC Adapter SAC-5 (with DC Connector CN-11) (Optional)

Battery Life

Approx. 97 (+25°c)

Dimensions

121.5mm/4.8"(W), 66.7mm/2.6"(H), 80.6mm/3.2"(D)

Weight

400g/14.1oz (without battery and memory card)

DP3 Merrill Accessories

Lens Cap,Hot Shoe Cover,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,Instruction Manual,Limited Warranty,Warranty Sticker

* The appearance, specifications and other aspects of this product are subject to change without notice for improvement purposes.

 

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