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Sigma reveals launch plans for DP2x compact camera

Sigma has gotten official with the launch plans of its DP2x compact camera. And for such a little camera, this one sure totes a very big price tag.

Sigma has gotten official with the launch plans of its DP2x compact camera. And for such a little camera, this one sure totes a very big price tag.

The DP2x will roll out on a yet-unspecified date in late April for $800. That certainly seems like a lot to pay for a compact shooter when just viewing the simple product image above.

However, let's look closer at some of the notable specs on this sleek camera. Powered by a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor and sporting a 24.2mm F2.8 fixed lens, the DP2x incorporates some of the HD and rich color qualities of some DSLRs with the same high-speed autofocus and Analog Front End technology used in the Sigma SD15.

So maybe if you want to take a high-end, high-quality camera with you on your next big trip but don't want to attract attention with an oversized device, the DP2x might fit the bill.

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