updated 11:15 pm EDT, Mon March 23, 2009
Sigma DP2 pre order
Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Sigma's DP2 pseudo-DSLR camera. The device, first seen in September, features the same 14-megapixel FOVEON X3 image sensor that is found in the company's SD14 DSLR. The DP2 follows the DP1 and is claimed to offer most of the capabilities of a full-fledged DSLR but in a compact package. A 24.2 mm F2.8 lens provides Super Multi Layer Coating to battle against ghosting and flares.
The DP2 can capture in RAW mode, with a 1:1 brightness and color recording ratio, along with an ISO sensitivity up to ISO 3,200. A full range of adjustments allows three metering modes, three automatic exposure modes and manual exposure adjustments form +3.0 to -3.0 in 1/3 stop increments. Users can add external flash modules or 46mm components such as filters or a close-up lens.
Customers can pre-order the DP2 from Amazon for $650, although an estimated ship date remains unknown.