Photographers in the market for a high-end point-and-shoot with all the latest advancements, need look no farther than the Sigma DP2 Merrill digital camera. Foveon devotees will flock to this camera which boasts 46 megapixels thanks to a Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor. For those who are unaware, the Foveon X3 Sensor features three layers of pixels, each made up of slightly more than 15 megapixels and each layer sensitive to a different color --hence why Sigma can say it is a 46-megapixel camera. The result is vibrant and detailed photographs.
Readers might recognize the technology from the SD1, a DSLR. However, this digital camera features a high-performance fixed lens, a 32mm F2.8 lens to be more precise. Unlike a DSLR, this camera is lightweight and compact, making it easy to tote around on your photography adventures. It also has the ability to shoot in both RAW and JPEG, simultaneously too, giving photographers greater flexibility. Manual focus is available for use and there is even a focus ring just like on an SLR –a feature you do not often find on a compact camera. Also like a DSLR, the DP2 has a 3.0'' TFT LCD to quickly change menu options.
The DP2 Merrill is ideal not just for serious hobbyists and amateurs, but professionals who may not be able to tote a large camera and equipment.