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Sigma DP1s 14MP camera unveiled

Sigma DP1s - gives the DP1 's' appeal
Sigma DP1s - gives the DP1 's' appeal

Sigma has announced a follow-up to its DP1 compact range – the DP1s.

More a tweak here and there rather than a full-on overhaul, the DP1s adds better backlit performance and a Quick Set function.

The DP1 launched back in March 2008 to universal acclaim. This very site gave it an impressive 4.5 stars, praising the camera for its "sharp" images and "awesome" dynamic range.

While it cost £600 at launch, you can now pick the compact camera up for around £300.

Improved performance

When it comes to the new backlit functionality, Sigma says: "The DP1s is enhanced by improved performance when shooting backlit subjects, aiding the camera's characteristics of superb resolution and richly graduated tones with a natural, three-dimensional feel.

As for the Quick Set feature, you can allocate certain functions to the zoom button on the camera for easy access.

The DP1s has the same chipset as the DP1, a 14MP Foveon X3 direct image sensor. Well, it's claimed to be 14MP but what it actually is is a three-colour 4.6MP sensor.

And the camera will also boast the same fixed 28mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/4.

The Sigma DP1s has a release date of November, with pricing to be announced. Go to for more details.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.