The Sigma DP3 Merrill, the latest iteration of the company's enthusiast large sensor compact camera. Nearly identical to the earlier DP Merrill models, this camera features the familiar 15x3MP APS-C Foveon X3 sensor, but it is now mated with a 50mm (75mm equiv.) F2.8 lens. The lens lends itself to portraiture and, with a minimum focus distance of 22.6cm, offers respectable 1:3 magnification. Video recording is still limited to VGA resolution but the DP3M can shoot at up to 4 frames per second for 7 frames in Raw.
Sigma DP3 Merrill Compact Camera
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- 46MP (4,800 × 3,200 × 3 layers) APS-C Foveon X3 Merrill sensor
- 50mm F2.8 lens (75mm equivalent)
- Minimum focusing distance of 22.6cm (8.9”) max magnification ratio of 1:3
- ISO 100-6400
- 3" TFT LCD with 920,00 dots
- Up to 7 FPS RAW continuous shooting (up to 14 FPS in medium & low image quality)
- Focus ring type manual focus
- RAW+JPEG format recording
- Sigma Photo Pro software included
- Hot shoe
- VGA (640x480) video
- SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Effective pixels||15 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||46 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (24 x 16 mm)|
|Sensor type||CMOS (Foveon X3)|
|Processor||Dual TRUE II engine|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||75 mm|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|External flash||Yes (via hot-shoe)|
|Videography notes||640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz)|
|Dimensions||122 x 67 x 59 mm (4.8 x 2.64 x 2.32″)|
How to make retina iPads import x3f files?
I just tried importing an X3F-file (from a DP3M) into a retina iPad but had no success using an Apple Lightning SD-card reader. It did not find any new pictures to transfer when the card only contained X3F-files. I tried separately with a jpeg file from the DP3M and it was transferred without problems. SD1: Does anybody know if the retina Ipads will transfer the files if I buy an "Lightning to USB iPad Camera Connector" and connect it directly to the SD1 body? DPxM: And will it also work for DPxM raw files? My apologies in advance if the question has already been answered. I could not find any answer using the search function. All your input much appreciated. /Xpanded
The native software on the iPad only transfers native types, and X3F is not one of them... For review on the iPad, I've been shooting RAW+JPG and importing the JPG files to the iPad. I did find a third party SD reader that would read anything (it also had it's own software). But it was REALLY slow, as in minutes to transfer one raw file. Perhaps there are faster versions, but that's what I would look for if you still want to load X3F files - third party SD readers for the iPad. Continue Reading
Is the DP3 Merrill supported by DCRaw?
Sorry to have wasted everyone's time on the wrong thread. It is the DP3 Merrill that I want to convert using Qimage. According to this list the DP1 and DP2 will work with DCRaw that is used within Qimage. http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ If there was a DP3 Merrill raw file that I could download from the Sigma site I could test it myself. Tony
A question too good to resist . . . Might be a thing or two there . . . ;-) Continue Reading
Tony, Use SPP it is the best Software for the Merrills or indeed any of the Sigmas. S Continue Reading
Is the new RayFlash universal Ringflash adapter Sigma-compatible?
I'm wondering, whether I could use this newly introduced RayFlash universal Ringflash adapter on the Sigma DP3M (possibly also DP1/2M, and also an old DP-series-cam), when supposedly using it in combination with the Sigma EF 610 DG Super flash. Would it also likely work on the SD1(M) when the new 18-35mm 1.8-lens is attached, in combination with that same EF 610 DG Super flash? I just haven't any clue whatsoever, which is why I'd happy, if someone here (or wherever really...) could tell me or at least attempt taking an educated guess on this matter. Thank you so much in advance for your truly valued and assumedly helpful replies ;-)
I don't think there's any way to tell without trying, but it looks very promising. I may see if I can fine one at a local photography shop and see how it fits. Continue Reading
mike earussi wrote: Or you could use this one instead (it's a bit cheaper): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DRJ72HK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ADJ0O3Y18KZMO and probably just as likely to work. Why? The other one has adjustments to fit multiple flashes and bodies, the one you listed is specific to a Canon flash and a set of Canon bodies... Just looking at it I am almost certain it would not work on an SD-1 with an EF flash. Continue Reading