Gimme sugar. This little compact with an unusually big sensor takes really
sweet photos. But satisfying that craving doesn't come cheap.
Imaging: 14.1MP (effective, based on X3 Direct Image Sensor that has three RGB-sensitive layers of 1768x2652 pixels each). 12 bits/color in X3F RAW format.
Storage: SD and SDHC cards. Stores JPEG or RAW.
Burst rate: Up to 3 Fine-quality JPEGs at 3 fps, no RAW burst.
Movie: QVGA (320x240 pixel) resolution, monaural sound.
Lens: 16.6mm (28mm equivalent) f/4.
Closest focus: 11.8 inches. AF system: Selectable 9-point contrast detection system with AF lock. Manual-focus dial.
Shutter speeds: 1/2000 to 15 sec in 1/3-EV increments.
Metering: Evaluative, centerweighted, and spotmetering (1.5%). EV 3-15 (at ISO 100).
Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3-EV increments. 3-shot exposure bracketing. ISO range: 100-800 (in 1-EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up, GN 20 (ISO 100, feet). Redeye reduction and Slow Synchro Mode. Dedicated hot-shoe for optional EF-140DG S-TTL flash.
Viewfinder: Optional optical viewfinder VF-11 ($149, street).
LCD: 2.5-in. TFT with 230,000-dot (77,000-pixel) resolution, 160-degree viewing angle.
Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion BP-31; approx. 250 shots per charge (CIPA rating).
Output: USB 2.0, video out (NTSC/PAL), audio out.
Size/weight: 4.5x2.3x2 in.; 8.8 oz without card and battery (body only).
Street price: $800.
For info: www.sigmaphoto.com.