Back in February we took a look at Sigma’s DP2 Merrill — a compact shooter with the company’s characteristic 15.3-megapixel APS-C-sized Foveon X3 sensor parked behind a fixed 45-millimeter equivalent f/2.8 lens. Now, six weeks after the DP2 was released to consumers, Sigma is announcing the release of its fraternal twin, the DP1 Merrill. Announced at the same time, the only difference from its partner is a shorter 28-millimeter equivalent lens with the same maximum aperture of f/2.8. Sigma says the camera will be available in mid-September for $999 — a tough sell with the excellent Sony RX100 at $649.99, but we’re sure it will appeal to a certain crowd.
Sigma's DP1 Merrill compact available mid-September for $999
Sigma's DP1 Merrill compact will be available mid-September for $999. Announced at the same time as the DP2 Merrill, the DP1 has a shorter, 28-millimeter-equivalent lens.