Sigma DP2 Merrill (DP2m) high-end compact camera equipped with a APS-C full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor incorporates 46 effective megapixels. This sensor captures all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location with 3 layers, ensuring the capture of full and complete color. Since color moiré is not generated, the use of a low-pass filter is not required, meaning light and color are captured by the full-color X3 Merrill sensor with a three-dimensional feel.
The high-performance 30mm (equivalent to a 45mm lens on a 35mm camera) F/2.8 fixed lens ensuring sharp, high contrast image quality. DP2 Merrill's dual "TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II" image processing engine dedicated to Foveon X3 direct image sensors improves the processing speed and overall quality of the final image.