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Sigma DP2x

SeriousCompacts has reviewed the new Sigma DP2x, featuring a 41mm (equivalent) f/2.8 lens, 2.5inch screen, 14.6mp (4.7mp x 3) X3 Foveon sensor (APS-C, DSLR sized) that records Red, Green and Blue at each pixel site, 3fps shooting, manual controls, manual focus and RAW support. More Sigma DP2x Reviews: ePHOTOzine

Other reviews from around the web: Sony Cybershot HX9v Review at Cameralabs, ePHOTOzine, Pentax Optio RS1500 Review at PhotographyBLOG, ePHOTOzine, Olympus PEN E-P3 Review at TrustedReviews, Win an Olympus PEN E-P3 at ePHOTOzine.

Sigma DP2x
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Sigma DP2x, featuring a 41mm (equivalent) f/2.8 lens, 2.5inch screen, 14.6mp (4.7mp x 3) X3 Foveon sensor (APS-C, DSLR sized) that records Red, Green and Blue at each pixel site, 3fps shooting, manual controls, manual focus and RAW support.

“From the days of film compact cameras to the current digital era there has always been a demand for a compact camera of superior quality. The desire has been SLR, and now DSLR, quality in a pocketable package. Leica, Konica, Nikon, Contax and others have been in this market segment and now we have the Sigma DP2x, pitching itself as “a full spec compact digital camera with all the power of DSLR”. Of particular interest is the use of the Foveon sensor with all three primary colours being received at each pixel site.”

Sony Cybershot HX9vePHOTOzine compares the latest GPS Pocket Zooms from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and Fujifilm, including the Sony Cybershot HX9v (shown above) – a new pocket zoom / ultra zoom – with a wide-angle 16x optical zoom (24-384mm), 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, GPS, HD 1080p movie MPEG-4, optical image stabilisation, ISO3200, 300 shot battery life, 3.0″ 921,000-dot XtraFine LCD screen, it is available in black or gold from Amazon UK

Interestingly the 12 megapixel Canon Powershot SX230 HS appears to have the best image quality and detail compared to the other 14 and 16 megapixel cameras on test.

Serious Compacts: Olympus XZ-1 Reviews: Luminous Landscape thinks it could be the best serious compact, another review at ePHOTOzine. Or could it be the Panasonic Lumix LX5? ePHOTOzine thinks so. The latest challenger is the Sigma DP2x – with X3 Foveon Sensor view: sample photos.

Waterproof cameras: Olympus Tough TG-610, Fujifilm FinePix XP30 (GPS, NeoCamera).