Sigma is going to release in late April the new DP2x compact camera, the successor to the DP2 and DP2s. The new DP2x sports the 14 Megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers), a 24.2mm F2.8 large aperture lens, and the TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II image processing engine which improves the processing speed and overall image quality.
The camera features 9 focusing points, ISO up to 3200, Analog Front End (AFE) and high-speed auto focus. According to Sigma, the AFE (Analog Front End) converts the color data, which full-color capture systems record, to a digital signal, enabling the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored images. The DP2x offers three metering modes – Evaluative Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering and Spot Metering; and four exposure modes Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual. It supports RAW format recording.
The Sigma DP2x comes with a 2.5-inch LCD display. It supports 320×240 QVGA video recording. It measures 113.3mm(W)×59.5mm(H)×56.1mm(D) and weighs 260g. Sigma will release the camera in late April for $800.