Sigma DP2x Compact Camera News: Official Price & Release Details

Back in February we gave you details of the new Sigma DP2x compact camera and the good news is that it’s now on its way and we have some official price and release details for you. The 14-megapixel camera is the follow-up to the Sigma DP2 and DP2s but will now include Analog Front End along with high-speed auto focus.

Sigma has announced a price for the DP2x of $800 and the release is scheduled for late April, although there’s not an exact date available yet. The high-end camera has a fixed 24.2mm F2.8 lens and also features full manual controls with RAW image support.

According to Donald Melanson over on Engadget, sourced from Sigma, the DP2x also features an AF algorithm for high-speed autofocus. You can see the full Sigma press release at the Engadget link above. We mustn’t forget the 14-megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor which Melanson informs us is apparently 12 times bigger than that of equivalent sized cameras.

An article by George Wong on Ubergizmo also reports on the DP2x and notes its video recording capabilities, of QVGA 320 x 240 at 30 fps, rather disappointing. What are your thoughts on the latest compact camera from Sigma? Do you think the video capability is a letdown or do you want the DP2x regardless? Why not let us know with your comments.