Can a camera change your life?
In March 2008 the Sigma DP1 was born. It was unique. And it created a new category of compact cameras with large sensors and precision optics on a par with DSLRs.
With compact take-everywhere convenience wedded to genuine photographic excellence, the Sigma DP Series was designed for creative artists.
The Sigma DP1 Merrill inherits the spirit of the DP Series, delivering the imaging performance of Sigma’s flagship DSLR, the SD1 Merrill, in a compact package.
Sigma’s full color capture system creates clear, sharp images with a uniquely three-dimensional feel.
With its much higher pixel count, the larger 46MP new-generation sensor brings you breathtaking definition, richly graduated tonality and true-to-life texture. Laudatory reviews of the Sigma DP2 Merrill, the DP1 Merrill’s sister model, testify to the overwhelmingly honest beauty of this sensor’s image quality.
The unique identity of the DP1 Merrill is defined by its specially developed wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm SLR), a masterpiece of optical expertise.
Dramatic wide-angle shots with dynamic perspective show off the impeccable accuracy of this lens, which has the versatility to render vast landscapes as effortlessly as candid portraiture.
It’s a remarkable combination: the ultra-high image quality of a medium-format sensor in an ultra-convenient compact format. Here is a camera that goes beyond mere high resolution to explore new horizons of artistic expression.
Integrated lens-camera construction minimizes vibration arising in lens or shutter mechanisms, while the contrast-detection autofocus system raises focusing accuracy. You can depend on the DP1 to perform at your command with quiet, positive precision.
An ideal sensor matched with an ideal lens. This is performance optimized to a rare degree. It’s a camera that will constantly remind you of why you take photographs in the first place. A camera that lets you see and frame your world in fresh ways.
The Sigma DP1 Merrill is a camera for serious photographers — and for everyone who wants to experience the creative thrill of serious photography. It will stimulate you and challenge you to take artistic leaps. The Sigma DP1 Merrill. A small camera for those seeking a revolutionary difference in their photography.