PMA 2010: Sigma has released the DP2s compact camera with a 14MP FOVEON  X3 CMOS sensor. With almost identical specifications to its predecessor, the DP2, it offers a new AF algorithm for faster autofocus, a Power Save mode and a slightly revised rear design with more visible labeling of the buttons. The camera will ship with the company's latest Photo Pro 4.0 raw processing software.

Press Release:

SIGMA DP2s

February 21, 2010: The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma DP2s compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers).

The Sigma DP2s is the successor to the DP2 which was introduced to market in April 2009 and incorporates a new AF algorithm, a Power Save Mode and a new rear design.  The new AF algorithm provides high speed auto focusing, ensuring convenient shooting.  The Power Save Mode lowers the battery consumption. When this mode is enabled, a greater number of pictures can be taken with a single charge of the battery.   The new rear design aids quick recognition of the controls. The addition of red markings has been used to enable easier operation of the cameras controls.

The latest RAW image processing software, "SIGMA Photo Pro4.0", is supplied with the DP2s and makes processing RAW images quick and easy.  Version 4.0 has a superior image processing algorithm and improved compatibility with multi core CPU’s.  It provides better image processing speed and improved image quality.  Incorporation of a new noise reduction algorithm reduces Chroma and Luminance noise when processing X3F files taken at ISO400 or more.  It is possible to adjust the level of reduction for noise just by moving the slider in the control pallet.  With the Macintosh version, functions such as JPEG conversion and batch white balance settings, which were previously incorporated into Windows versions, have been added.  In addition, the print function and the display speed for the review window and thumbnails have also been improved. 

Many dedicated accessories such as the VIEW FINDER VF-21, HOOD ADAPTER HA-21 and ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-140 DG are available for the DP2s.

DP2 Special Site : www.SIGMA-DP.com/DP2s
DP2 Related Web Site : www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/camera/dp2s/index.htm

SIGMA DP2s specifications

Sensor

• FOVEON  X3(R) Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
• 20.7 x 13.8 mm Foveon CMOS sensor
• Direct image sensor
• 14.06 million effective pixels (4.69 million x 3)

Image sizes

• JPEG: 2640 x 1760 pixels (High)
• JPEG: 2640 x 1485 pixels (16:9)
• JPEG: 1872 x 1248 pixels (Medium)
• JPEG: 1312 x 880 pixels (Low)
• RAW: 2640 x 1760 pixels

Movie clips

• QVGA: 320×240
• 30 Frames Per Second

File formats • RAW (12-bit uncompressed)
• JPEG (Three quality levels, Exif 2.21)
Lens

• 24.2mm (41mm equiv.)
• F2.8
• 6 Groups 7 Elements

Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses None
Digital zoom Yes, up to 3x
Focus • Contrast detection AF
• Dial type manual focus
AF area modes • AF point selection (out of 9 points)
AF assist lamp No
Focus distance 28cm to ∞
Metering • Evaluative Metering
• Center-Weighted Average Metering
• Spot metering
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• 100
• 200
• 400
• 800
• 1600 (RAW only)
• 3200 (RAW only)
Exposure compensation • +/- 3EV
• 1/3 EV steps
Exposure bracketing • 1/3EV stop increments up to ±3EV
• 3 frames
Shutter speed

• 1/2000sec to 15sec

Aperture F2.8-F11
Modes

• [P]Program AE
• [S]Shutter Priority AE
• [A]Aperture Priority AE
• [M] Manual

White balance

• Auto
• Sunlight
• Shade
• Overcast
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Custom

Self timer 10 or 2 secs
Continuous shooting 3 frames per second (for 4 JPEGs or 3 RAW)
Flash

• Pop-up (Manual)
• Guide number: 6 (ISO100/m)
• Flash range: 28cm-4.3m(Auto ISO)
• Forced on
• Red-eye Reduction
• Slow Sync.
• Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
• Flash exposure compensation

Viewfinder optional
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD Display
• 230K dots
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• AV Output (NTSC/PAL)
• Audio out (monaural)
• DC Input
Storage • SD Memory Card
• SDHC Memory Card
• MultiMedia Card
Power • Li-ion Battery BP-31
• Battery Charger BC-31
• optional AC Adapter
• Approx.250 shots capacity
Optional accessories • External flash EF-140 DG
• Viewfinder VF-21
• Hood adapter HA-21
• AC adapter SAC-3
Weight (excl batt) 260g / 9.2oz
Dimensions 113mm/4.5"(W)×60mm/2.3"(H)×50mm/2.2"(D)

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