DP2 Merrill may be released on July 12th

Started Jun 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Tom Schum
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In reply to SaltandPepper, Jun 29, 2012

SaltandPepper wrote:

There 2 things I would like to see (but missing) on the DP2m : built-in evf (like Nex7) and faster lens (f1.4); fotography-wise, this camera has very little improvement, especially with the dropping of buit-in flash. DP1m get faster lens, why not this cam? I have very little incentive to update my DP2s, besides the 46meg would look wonderful on my 42" lcd tv.
SaltnPepper.

My DP2 and SD15 look good when cropped 100% to HD size (1920x1080). The DP2 is 2640x1760, and 1920x1080 is about 1/2 of that. This works out to an effective digital zoom of 41mm x 2 = 82mm

DP2M is going to look just as good as my best SD1 shots. They look good cropped 100% to HD size (1920x1080). The SD1/DP2M sensor is 4704x3136, and 1920x1080 is about 1/7th of that. This works out to an effective digital zoom of 45mm x 7 = 315mm.

So, I can get adequate quality over this range (in post-processing), and put it in my pocket. Not bad. In a way, it's a shame I already have a SD1 and no excuse to buy a DP2M!

Here is a 100% crop of one of my best SD1 shots. Nice to be able to do this sort of thing in a pocketable package. Try looking at this on your lcd TV. It should be OK!

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