According to a press release send out by Sigma USA the Sigma DP2 Merrill compact digital camera will be available in the United States on July 12 for the street price of $999.
[quote author=”Sigma Corporation” ]The Sigma Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the new SIGMA DP2 Merrill. This high image quality compact digital camera features a 46 megapixel (4800Ã—3200Ã—3 layers) Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation-name “Merrill”) which is also incorporated into Sigma’s latest digital SLR Camera, the SIGMA SD1 Merrill. The SIGMA DP2 Merrill is the next generation of high image quality digital camera which incorporates a Foveon’s newly developed 46 megapixel APS-C size image sensor in a compact body. The full-color Foveon X3 direct image sensor ensures outstanding resolution and natural rendering with rich gradation as well as a three-dimensional feel. A focus ring and custom Quick Set (QS) mode also improve the user interface.[/quote]