THE BEST LENS AND THE BEST SENSOR
The Sigma DP Series single-handedly triggered today’s trend of fixed-lens high-end digital compact cameras.
With Sigma's half century of lens making experience and expertise, the DP Series could offer specially developed lenses that won the acclaim of photography enthusiasts.
For the DP3 Merrill, we designed a new dedicated lens that is perfectly matched to the new-generation Foveon X3 Direct Image sensor with its larger APS-C area (equivalent to 50% greater focal length): A medium-telephoto macro lens (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR) for intimate compositions that capture the inner life of your subject with exceptional clarity and realism.
This lens was specifically developed to maximize the “pure image quality” of the full color capture system and 46MP new-generation sensor
The best lens and the best sensor. These are the pillars that support Sigma's photographic philosophy in action. After all, designing and manufacturing lenses is at the core of what we do best.
This new DP lens achieves excellence in every parameter of performance, from its MTF curves to distortion and bokeh. It is truly a pinnacle of the lens maker’s art.
To maximize image quality while minimizing lens barrel length, Sigma combined one SLD glass and one glass molded aspherical lens element. With high-refraction glass elements, the result is a short medium-telephoto lens exhibiting virtually ideal optical characteristics.