CES 2013 is bringing some interesting new products as well as some that make us yawn. And while Sigma is doing the whole point and shoot bandwagon thing, they’re creating yet another addition to their DP line. The new DP3 is a addition to the lineup that sports a fixed 50mm f2.8 lens. Wait, what?! Yes; a camera with a 75mm field of view, 7fps shooting, and what the company claims to be an advanced user interface in front of that APS-C sized sensor.
Sigma states that this completes the trio with the DP1 having a 19mm (28mm field of view), DP2 having 30mm (45mm field of view) and the DP3 having a 50mm (75mm) field of view: suggesting that they recommend that you to purchase all three cameras.
But that’s not all, hit the jump for more.
– 46MP Foveon X3 sensor (APS-C 1.5x)
– 50mm f2.8 lens with SLD glass (Special Low Dispersion)
– Dual TRUE II Image Processing Engines
– Minimum focusing of 8.9″
– Macro shooting at 1:3
– 9 point AF
– Face detection
– 3 inch TFT LCD at 920,000 dots
– Hot shoe and lens hood
– SD video recording
– ISO 100-6400 set in 1/3 steps
All the Other Stuff
Sigma Photo Pro Monochrome Mode: This new black and white editing mode in the Sigma Photo Pro software processes the RAW data of the Sigma Merrill series for the creation of monochrome photography. Sigma’s full-color capture system produces richly detailed monochrome images with a wide dynamic range from highlight to shadow. It creates ultra high-resolution images even at high ISOs with minimal noise. In this mode, photographers can expect smooth, beautiful gradations, and editing options that include a new Color Channel Mixer and a Film Grain Effect. Since Sigma’s cameras do not use blur filters, and since the image sensors capture full image detail at each pixel location in the image, the Merrill camera series is uniquely positioned to produce great color, and black and white imagery. This feature set will be available in Sigma Photo Pro version 5.5, which will be available for download via the Sigma site. Images made using this monochrome editing tool will be displayed at the CES booth.
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM: This new lens from the Contemporary line is 30 percent smaller than conventional models, and features two “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements with performance equal to fluorite, and one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element. Sigma and Canon mounts will be available this month, Nikon mounts will be available in February, and Sony and Pentax mounts will arrive in March. Pricing is $499.
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM: This new lens from the Sports line will include Sigma’s Optical Stabilization (OS) function, a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), and two FLD and one SLD glass elements. With a new dust- and splash-proof design, this lens will also have a focus limiter, which incorporates inner focusing and zooming that does not require a change to the length of the lens for focus and zoom. Sigma and Canon mounts will be available in February, and Nikon mounts will arrive in March. Pricing is $3,599.
USB Dock: In the industry’s first USB dock, photographers are able to update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus through the Sigma Optimization Pro software. Additionally, AF speed, focus limiter and OS functionality will be customizable via the dock for the Sports line of lenses. Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.