The DP2, a compact and light-weight camera that packs the power of a DSLR, arrived at dealers’ stores throughout the country this week. Its Foveon X3 direct image sensor, TRUE II (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) upgraded image processing engine and specially-designed 24.2mm F2.8 large aperture lens makes the DP2 a unique tool for photographers who are focused on image quality and enjoy the creativity involved in capturing and editing RAW images.
“We are extremely proud of the engineering and design involved in the creation of the DP2,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America. “The Foveon X3 sensor attracts pure, rich light and provides full, RGB color capture in a single-pixel location for high resolution and richly-graduated tones. The characteristics of the impressive sensor and its standard, high quality lens combine to produce a real-life, three-dimensional effect in images that is unparalleled by other cameras on today’s market.”
In March of 2008, Sigma introduced the DP1 with its direct image sensor, which is also present in the company’s SD14 digital SLR. Since then, the multi-award winning DP1 has earned respect among a wide range of both amateur and professional photographers and has gained their ardent support.
Amir-Hamzeh said the DP1 will remain on the market so users can enjoy the image quality of the DP2 camera for standard focal length photography, while continuing to take advantage of the DP1’s wider focal length.