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DP2x Compact Camera to hit the market on April –Sigma

Written on March 29, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Sigma Corporation manufacturer and service provider of some of the most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, finally announces the pricing and availability of its new DP2x compact camera.

The DP2x was introduced by Sigma back in February, only to leave out details on the camera’s cost and availability to the market. Just recently, Sigma confirms that the high-end compact cam will be available on the last week of April, for $800.

“The DP cameras have been extremely popular with Sigma’s camera users, and we know that they will be very pleased with the latest enhancements to our DP2 series,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.

Sigma DP2x features the 14-megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers), that’s said to be twelve times larger than those found in similarly-sized cameras, along with an Analog Front End (AFE) and high-speed auto focus. AFE is also used in the DP1x compact digital camera and SD15 DSLR and converts full color data, which the FOVEON X3® capture system records, into a digital signal. This enables the DP2X to reproduce high-definition and richly colored images. Furthermore, the new AF algorithm provides high-speed auto focus, ensuring handy shooting.

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Kenko Unveils C-Mount-based Compact Camera

Written on February 06, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Kenko showcased its interchangeable lens C-Mount-based compact camera at the Tokyo International Gift Show in Japan last Feb. 4. Check out the article below for more info.

Last Friday, Japanese manufacturer and trading company of photographic accessories – Kenko – showcased an interchangeable lens compact camera system. Originally designed for movie camera lenses, the system is based on the C-mount standard. The C-Mount measures one inch in diameter, and mockups not less than 14 lenses with a camera body.

Kenko’s C-Mount compact camera was displayed at the Tokyo International Gift Show in Japan. The C-Mount camera system is tagged at 30,000 Yen or over $360, and is set for a Summer 2011 release in Japan.

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