The rumoured large-sensor Sigma DP2 compact is now a reality, with the official word from Sigma saying that, indeed, the new camera will have 14 megapixels, the same magnificent Foveon X3 sensor as the DP1 before it, but with a longer 41mm zoom lens compared with the DP1â€™s 28mm. The lens is also one stop faster: f/2.8 instead of f/4.
The other new feature in the DP2 is the True II image processing engine currently featured in the new Sigma SD15 DSLR thatâ€™s supposed to offer improved processing speed, operation and performance.
Sigma said the size of the image sensor used in the DP2 camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras.
The Sigma DP2 is currently on display at the companyâ€™s booth at Photokina 2008 in Germany.