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01-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by truonganh Quote
...well..the picture looks funny and the front side does not match the back side:
- DP1 claim a fixed lens of 28mm eqv. Nice move, but the back control has (W-T) for zoom? is it just for playback review?
- No built in flash, but there's flash control button?
This camera is a good idea. i hope the execution is as good as the idea is. Time will tell.
The zoom control is for video mode (digital zoom, but the good one -- downsampling, not the other way around). EDIT: digital zoom may work in photo mode, but I do not remember seeing that mentioned in the specs.

Also, there is a built in flash.

See here:
Sigma DP1: Digital Photography Review


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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
a 40mm FOV and SLR quality image in a pocket is awesome no matter how you spin it.
It is 28mm eq. I wish it is ~40mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ivan Glisin Quote
It is 28mm eq. I wish it is ~40mm.
my bad, i dont know where i got the 4 from.

well.. 28 is still pretty good for sight seeing, i guess.

i dont think they are targeting portrait shooters with this sort of thing

also i think that for the soccer moms, they might very well have "digital zoom", and market it as really high quality stuff, after all digital zoom off a dSLR sensor is better than those of typical point and shoots, so everyone might be happy.
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Gooshin the DP1 has a 16.6mm lens which has a FOV of 28mm. It might have been better for Sigma to make the focal length the diagonal of the sensor ~24mm which would have given a ~42mm FOV with the 1.7x crop factor of the Foveon sensor. It looks like they opted to go as wide as possible then utilize digital zoom.

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I've heard that they're trying to keep the costs below the $500.00 range. But I'll believe it when I see it.
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Meh. I'd rather a Ricoh GX100.
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It looks interesting, but unless they can sell it at under $500 I just can't imagine it succeeding.
Sigma: PMA 2008 Show Report: Digital Photography Review

"Sigma said that prices were still being finalized but were expected to be 550-600 in the UK, around Euro 800 in Europe and in the region of $800 in the USA"
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Sigma: PMA 2008 Show Report: Digital Photography Review

"Sigma said that prices were still being finalized but were expected to be 550-600 in the UK, around Euro 800 in Europe and in the region of $800 in the USA"
Yikes. That narrows the market, now, doesn't it. Seems to me most of the people interested in a compact prime lens setup either can't afford that, or would rather go whole hog and spring for a Leica.

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QuoteOriginally posted by philmorley Quote
Sigma: PMA 2008 Show Report: Digital Photography Review

"Sigma said that prices were still being finalized but were expected to be 550-600 in the UK, around Euro 800 in Europe and in the region of $800 in the USA"
Well, I hope it finds enough of a niche to survive and to attract attention from other manufacturers. If this fails, I don't expect we'll see any other large-sensor/small-format attempts for a long, long time.

But at $800, all I can do is hope that from the sidelines, 'cause I sure ain't buying one.
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i been sort of intersted in a "pocket Rocket" camera because of some times a pro quality point and shoot is a bit less inconspicuous than a DSLR

think that exshly with the park service, and other places ect..... being more strict on permits and titing laws on photography. if one had a camera simmler to this the MAN would be less inclined to bother you because it looks like a cheep P&S not a decent camera. then if you do get stoped it would be ezer to clame that your just a turest thaking photos not a pro
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Why did they not put a Sigma mount on it? That way it would be an overly compact SLR
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Why did they not put a Sigma mount on it? That way it would be an overly compact SLR
dunno?

how small do think pentax could get a 10mp dslr, personally I'm not interested but I think with the pancakes they may have a seller, if they made it small enough.
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dunno?

how small do think pentax could get a 10mp dslr, personally I'm not interested but I think with the pancakes they may have a seller, if they made it small enough.
Remember the 110.
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That would be great to have this camera from Pentax with the new sensor and a lens mount from the 110. A small 'rangefinder' style high quality (quiet) camera would be on my wish list.
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I do think usefulness is limited by the fixed lens.
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