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Sigma DP2 Merill User`s manual
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USER’S MANUAL
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Thank you for purchasing the
Sigma DP2 Merrill Digital Compact Camera
You will get the greatest performance and enjoyment from your new
DP2 Merrill camera’s features by reading this instruction manual
carefully before operating it. Enjoy your new Sigma camera!
• Please
keep this instruction booklet handy for future reference. Doing
so will allow you to understand and take advantage of the camera’s
unique features at any time.
• The
warranty of this product is one year from the date of purchase.
Warranty terms and warranty card are on a separate sheet, attached.
Please refer to these materials for details.
NOTES ON COPYRIGHT
This camera is intended only for personal use and should never be
used in a way that infringes upon or contravenes international or
domestic copyright laws and regulations. In addition, although it is
intended purely for personal use, some restrictions may be applied to
the photographing of demonstrations, performances, shows,
exhibitions, or commercial properties, etc. Copyright or other legal
rights should not be contravened.
■ FOVEON is a registered trademark of Foveon, Inc. X3, and the X3 Logos
are trademarks of Foveon, Inc.
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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in the U.S.A.
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Apple Inc. in the U.S.A. and /or other countries.
■ Adobe and Photoshop are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
■ All other company or product names used in documents are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
■ Element font designed by Ricoh CO., Ltd. is used for the display of the
menu window of this camera.
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Disposal of Electric and Electronic Equipment in Private Households
Disposal of used Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the
European Union and other European countries with separate collection
systems)
This symbol indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be collected separately for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. If the new products are purchased, this product might be handed over to
the distributor or the collection system of waste electrical and electronic equipment
eventually. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product or
components of this product. If this product is disposed illegally, it might cause a
possibility of penalties. For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you have purchased the product.
PACKAGE CONTENTS / ACCESSORIES
Please make sure that following standard accessories are included
with your camera. If any of them is missing, contact the retailer from
which you purchased your camera immediately.
1. Camera Body (DP2 Merrill)
2. Lens Cap (on the camera)
3. Hot Shoe Cover (on the camera)
4. Strap
5. Li-ion Battery BP-41 (2 pieces)
6. Battery Charger BC-41
7. Battery Charger Cable
(It is included only when the type of Battery charger is “Inlet” type.)
8. USB Cable
9. Audio Video Cable
10. Instruction Manual
11. Limited Warranty
12. Warranty Sticker
• No
memory card is included with this camera. Please purchase this
separately.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PACKAGE CONTENTS / ACCESSORIES .............................................. 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................................... 3
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ....................................................................... 6
HANDLING PRECAUTIONS ................................................................... 9
DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTS ........................................................... 11
COLOR LCD MONITOR INDICATION .................................................. 13
BASIC OPERATION AND QUICK REFERENCE .................................. 14
PREPARATION
17
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP ....................................................... 17
LENS CAP ............................................................................................ 17
LOADING THE BATTERY..................................................................... 18
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATUS ................................................... 22
USING A HOME POWER SUPPLY (SOLD SEPARATELY) .................. 23
SETTING THE LANGUAGE ................................................................. 25
SETTING THE TIME AND DATE .......................................................... 27
CAMERA SET-UP MENU ..................................................................... 28
QUICK SET MENU ............................................................................... 35
CHANGING THE COLOR LCD MONITOR DISPLAY ........................... 38
INSERTING AND REMOVING THE CARD........................................... 40
FORMATTING THE CARD ................................................................... 42
SHUTTER BUTTON ............................................................................. 43
BASIC OPERATION
44
SELECTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
44
SELECTING THE EXPOSURE MODE ................................................. 44
P PROGRAM AE ..................................................................................... 45
A APERTURE PRIORITY AE .................................................................. 46
S SHUTTER SPEED PRIORITY AE ........................................................ 47
M MANUAL EXPOSURE ......................................................................... 48
FOCUSING
49
FOCUS MODE ...................................................................................... 49
HOW TO USE AUTOFOCUS ................................................................ 49
SETTING THE FOCUS FRAME ........................................................... 50
FOCUS LOCK ....................................................................................... 51
AF+MF MODE ...................................................................................... 51
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AF LIMIT MODE.................................................................................... 52
MANUAL FOCUS .................................................................................. 52
OPERATION OF THE DRIVE MODE
54
SINGLE FRAME SHOOTING ............................................................... 54
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING .................................................................. 55
SELF TIMER ......................................................................................... 56
INTERVAL TIMER ................................................................................. 56
UNLIMITED SHOOTING....................................................................... 58
ADVANCED OPERATION
59
SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE(WB) ........................................... 59
SETTING THE SENSITIVITY(ISO EQUIVALENCY) ........................ 62
IMAGE FILE SETTING ......................................................................... 63
COLOR SPACE .................................................................................... 64
PICTURE SETTINGS ........................................................................... 65
SELECTING THE METERING MODE .................................................. 66
AE LOCK .............................................................................................. 67
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ............................................................ 69
AUTO BRACKETING ............................................................................ 69
COLOR MODE ..................................................................................... 72
AUTO ROTATE ..................................................................................... 73
CUSTOM MODE ................................................................................... 74
USING THE EXTERNAL FLASH
76
THE EXTERNAL FLASH....................................................................... 76
USING THE EXTERNAL FLASH .......................................................... 76
SETTING THE FLASH MODE .............................................................. 77
FLASH EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ................................................ 79
REVIEWING AND DELETING IMAGES
80
QUICK PREVIEW
80
CHANGING THE QUICK PREVIEW DURATION ................................. 80
REVIEWING IMAGES
81
VIEWING ONE IMAGE AT A TIME ........................................................ 82
MAGNIFYING IMAGES (ZOOMED-IN VIEW) .................................... 83
VIEWING NINE IMAGES AT A TIME (CONTACT SHEET VIEW) ......... 84
VIEWING IMAGE INFORMATION ........................................................ 85
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MAGNIFIED IMAGES IN IMAGE INFO SCREEN ................................. 86
HISTOGRAM ........................................................................................ 87
VIEWING IMAGES ON A TV ................................................................. 88
DELETING FILES
89
DELETE A FILE WITH THE DELETE BUTTON .................................... 89
DELETE FILES FROM THE DELETE MENU ....................................... 90
OTHER REVIEWING FEATURES
91
LOCKING FILES ................................................................................... 91
MARKING IMAGES .............................................................................. 94
ROTATING IMAGES ............................................................................. 96
EXPOSURE WARNING ........................................................................ 97
OK BUTTON SHORTCUT .................................................................... 98
RECORDING SOUND MEMO .............................................................. 99
SHOWING A SLIDESHOW ................................................................. 101
DPOF (DIGITAL PRINT ORDER FORMAT) ........................................ 103
RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK MOVIES
104
RECORDING MOVIES ....................................................................... 104
PLAYING BACK MOVIES ................................................................... 106
CHANGING OTHER SETTINGS
108
FILE NUMBERING SYSTEM .............................................................. 108
CUSTOMIZING THE DIAL AND BUTTON .......................................... 110
LCD OFF AND AUTO POWER OFF ................................................... 112
SOUND SETTINGS ............................................................................ 113
RESET TO THE DEFAULTS ............................................................... 114
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
115
CONNECTING YOUR CAMERA TO A COMPUTER .......................... 115
REFERENCE
116
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ............................................................... 116
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................. 117
EXPLANATION OF TERMS ................................................................ 118
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................ 120
SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................................. 123
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
To avoid causing damage or injury, please read this instruction
manual carefully, before using the camera.
Please take special note of the following two cautionary symbols.
the product and disregarding this warning sign may
Warning !! Using
cause serious injury or other dangerous results.
Using the product disregarding this caution sign may cause
Caution !! injury or damage.
This symbol denotes a warning or point, where caution is required.
This Symbol contains information regarding the actions that must be avoided.
WARNING (BATTERY, BATTERY CHARGER AND AC ADAPTER)
Keep batteries in a safe place out of children’s reach. If a battery is
swallowed, call for emergency medical aid immediately.
Do not use any battery other than the designated battery types. Doing
so may cause battery explosion, battery leakage, camera damage,
injury or fire.
Do not use any battery other than that specified in this booklet.
Otherwise, it might cause battery explosion, battery leakage, camera
damage, injury or fire.
Avoid any shock, shake and drop. Ignoring this warning may cause
battery explosion, or battery leakage, resulting in injury or fire.
Never disassemble, short circuit, heat, or put batteries into fire.
Ignoring this warning may cause battery explosion, battery leakage,
injury or fire.
Please only use charger with the dedicated battery. Charging other
battery types causes battery explosion, battery leakage, camera
damage, injury or fire.
If for some reason, the camera or batteries emit smoke, or if
overheating or the smell of burning is detected, remove the batteries,
taking care to avoid being burned. Take the camera to the retailer
where you bought it, or to an authorized Sigma service station.
Please follow all guidelines, rules and regulations of your community
regarding the disposal of batteries.
If you do not use the camera for a long period of time, remove the
battery.
Do not use any AC adapter other than the one provided with your
camera. Using other brands may cause electrical shock and fire
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The AC Adapter is designed for use with this product only. Do not use it
with any other appliance. Doing so may cause overheating, fire, electric
shock or injury.
If the adapter is emitting smoke, generating a strange odor or making
an abnormal noise, while in use, disconnect the power plug from the
outlet immediately. Otherwise, fire or electric shock may result.
If water or a foreign object gets into the adapter, unplug from the AC
outlet immediately. It could cause fire or electric shock.
Do not attempt to modify or disassemble this product. Doing so can
cause fire or electric shock.
Do not place any heavy objects on the power cord, or pull it, bend it
unduly, or heat it. It could damage the cord, and could cause fire or
electric shock.
Do not use this product with AC voltage other than the specified power
supply voltage (AC100V - 240V). Doing so could cause fire or electric
shock.
Use a safety approved AC power cord as is specified by each country.
WARNING (CAMERA)
Never use your camera in an environment where flammable or
burnable, gas, liquids or chemicals, such as Propane, Gasoline, etc.,
are present.
Keep the camera in a safe place that children cannot reach. Playing
with the camera strap around one’s neck can cause strangulation.
Do not disassemble the camera; Doing so can cause electric shocks
and burns.
Do not touch internal parts of the camera that become exposed as a
result of damage, it could cause fire or electric shock. Remove the
batteries and contact an authorized Sigma service station.
Keep the camera away from moisture or water. If you drop your
camera/lens in water, please contact the retailer where you purchased
the camera, or a service station immediately. If you use the camera
with this condition it can cause electric shock or fire.
Prevent water, or metallic and other conductive objects from coming
into contact with the terminals of the camera body. This can result in
electric shock, overheating and fire.
Do not fire the flash close to eyes, otherwise the bright light could
damage the eye. Keep at least 1m/3feet distance between the face
and the camera when taking a picture with flash.
Do not cover the flash with your finger or hand, it can cause skin burn.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION (BATTERY CHARGER AND AC ADAPTER)
Do not pull the Battery Charger or the AC power cord, when
disconnecting the AC adapter from the AC outlet. It could cause fire or
electric shock due to damaged cord. Always take hold of the molded
AC plug, when unplugging it from the outlet.
Do not cover the Battery Charger or the AC adapter with cloth,
cushions, etc. It could cause excessive heat, deform the case, and
cause fire.
When Battery Charger is not used unplug it from the outlet.
CAUTION (CAMERA)
Do not leave the camera without the lens cap in place. Light entering
through the lens for long periods of time could cause damage to the
camera.
Please do not carry your camera while a tripod is attached, as this
could result in injury or a fall.
Please do not grasp the camera with wet hand, as it might cause
electric shock
Do not leave the camera in a hot place or in a car parked in the sun. If
the camera becomes hot, it might cause burns to the skin.
If the liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor becomes damaged, be
careful of the fragments of glass, which can cause injury. If the liquid
inside the LCD monitor leaks out, and you are faced with the following
situations, please do as follows.
„ If the liquid adheres to clothes or the skin, wash it away with soap
immediately.
„ If the liquid enters the eye, flush the affected eye with clean water
immediately for 15 minutes, and seek medical assistance.
„ If the liquid is swallowed, drink a large quantity of water, induce
vomiting and seek medical assistance.
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HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
Please read this section before using the camera.
Study and familiarize yourself with the functions of your camera
before using it. No compensation or guarantee is provided for
unsatisfactory pictures or loss of profit, etc.
Carry spare batteries when you use the camera in a cold
environment, on a field trip, or when taking many pictures at one
time.
ENVIRONMENT
■ Your camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to
physical shock.
■ This camera is not waterproof, and cannot be used underwater. Wipe off
any water droplets with a dry cloth as soon as possible. If the camera
gets really wet, promptly consult your nearest Sigma Service Center.
■ Do not leave the camera in a dusty, hot, or highly humid environment for
a long period of time.
■ If the camera is moved from a cold place to a warm room, water droplets
may appear on the camera. Please keep the camera in a bag until it is
acclimatized to the ambient room temperature.
■ The camera will work within a temperature range between 0˚C/32˚F and
+40˚C/104˚F and humidity less than 85% (no condensation). However, in
cold temperatures below 0˚C, the power performance of the battery is
reduced. Please carry a spare battery in these circumstances, and keep
the batteries warm.
■ Static electricity or magnetic fields may affect the operation of the camera.
If such exposure occurs, please remove the battery from the camera and
re-insert it, to reset the camera’s microprocessors.
DURING PROLONGED USE
■ Although there are cases where the surface of camera gets hot, this is
not a malfunction.
■ If you use the camera for an extended period of time, the camera may
get hot and the warning mark ( ) will be displayed. If the camera gets
too heat, a warning message will be displayed and the camera will turn
off automatically.
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■ If the camera turns off, please leave it switched off for more than ten
minutes to lower its temperature.
■ Image quality may lower when the camera gets hot. If the warning mark
( ) is displayed, we recommend turning off the camera and wait until
the temperature of the camera becomes lower.
SD MEMORY CARD AND MULTIMDEIA CARD (SOLD SEPARATELY)
The DP2 Merrill camera uses a SD memory card, SDHC memory
card, SDXC memory card and multimedia card.
• In this instruction manual, SD memory card, SDHC memory card ,SDXC
memory card and Multimedia card are referred to as the ‘Card’.
• We recommend using the SDHC memory card or SDXC memory card to
store images.
• SD memory card, SDHC memory card or SDXC
memory card incorporate the write protection
switch, which prevents writing or formatting the
card accidentally. If the switch is placed in the
‘LOCK’ position, it is not possible to overwrite or
erase your data accidentally.
■ We do not recommend using a multimedia card in continuous shooting or
Movie mode due to the slow writing speed.
■ Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heating device.
■ Avoid storing cards in environments of high temperature and humidity or
where static electricity or electromagnetic fields may be generated
■ For proper usage of the card, please refer to their instruction manuals.
■ The “Delete” feature of the Camera and PC may not delete the data in
the memory card completely. Some data might still remain. If you wish to
remove all data from card securely, please use third party software.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTS
1
4
5
6
7
2
3
10
8
9
15
11
16
12
17
18
19
20
13
6
14
11
21
22
27
23
24
28
25
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1. MICROPHONE
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21. BUSY LAMP
2. RELEASE LEVER
3. BATTERY / CARD COVER
4. FILTER ATTACHMENT THREAD
5. LENS
6. CAMERA STRAP EYELET
7. SPEAKER
8. FOCUS RING
9. TRIPOD SOCKET
10. FOCAL PLANE MARK
11. HOT SHOE COVER
12. HOT SHOE
13. COLOR LCD MONITOR
14. AUTO FOCUS LAMP
15. POWER SWITCH
16. MODE BUTTON
17. SHUTTER BUTTON
18. COMMAND DIAL
19. USB / AV COVER
20. DC CONNECTOR COVER
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
/
(AE LOCK / DELETE) BUTTON
(QUICK SET) BUTTON
(MENU) BUTTON
4-WAY CONTROLLER
(VIEW) BUTTON
(FOCUS MODE) BUTTON
(OK) BUTTON
(DISPLAY) BUTTON
(FOCUSING POINT) BUTTON
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COLOR LCD MONITOR INDICATION
Explanation of the icons displayed in still image shooting.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Battery Level Indicator
ISO Sensitivity
Drive Mode
AE Lock *
Camera Shake Warning
White Balance
Image Size
Image Quality
Number of shots remaining
Auto Bracket *
Flash Exposure Compensation
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value *
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
12 Flash Mode *
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13 Histogram *
14 Contrast *
Sharpness *
Saturation *
Color Mode
Focusing Frame
Focus Mode *
MF Enlarged Display *
MF Scale Bar *
Interval timer *
Exposure Mode
Shutter Speed
25 F Number
Exposure Compensation Value
/ Exposure Meter
27 Metering Mode
Number of shots remaining
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before memory buffer full
* Displayed only during setting.
This mark shows that the image is being processed in camera
after shooting. While this mark is displayed, it is not possible to
operate the camera.
This mark shows that the camera is still shooting with a slow
shutter speed.
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BASIC OPERATION AND QUICK REFERENCE
The DP2 Merrill camera has many advanced features. This section,
describes basic camera operation. You can find more details in
later sections.
PREPARATION
Charging the battery (P.18)
Charge the supplied lithium-ion battery
with the provided battery charger.
To insert the battery (P.20)
Insert the battery into the chamber in
accordance with the diagram.
Set the language (P.25)
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Set the date and time (P.27)
Loading the card (P.40)
TAKING THE PICTURE
Turn the camera body on.
Remove the lens cap and press the
Power switch.
Select the exposure mode (P.44)
Put the ‘Mode’ dial switch in P
(Program AE) position
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Focus (P.49)
Compose your image with the color
LCD monitor and press the shutter
button “half-way” to activate exposure
metering and autofocus.
Take a picture
Fully press the shutter button to take
the picture.
Review the image. (P.80)
The image is displayed for 2 seconds
on the LCD monitor.
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PREPARATION
This section describes necessary preparations before using
the camera.
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP
1
Undo the strap end.
2
Attach the carry strap as shown.
LENS CAP
To preserve the lens, the lens cap is attached. If you do not use the
camera, please keep the lens cap attached.
Attach or remove the lens cap as
shown in the illustration.
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LOADING THE BATTERY
A lithium-ion battery, BP-41, is provided with the DP2 Merrill
camera. Charge the battery before using the camera for the first
time. Charge the battery by the supplied battery charger, BC-41,
when the battery is empty.
● Either
the “Plug-in type” or “Inlet type” of Battery Charger is supplied
depending on the region of your purchase.
TO CHARGE THE BATTERY
1
Attach the battery by sliding it in the
direction of the arrow, as shown in the
diagram.
2
Plug-in type
Pull the plug down until it clicks, as
shown in the diagram and then insert it
into the wall outlet.
Inlet type
Connect the power cable to the charger
and insert the plug into the wall outlet.
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● The
● It
charge lamp will be green whilst the battery is charging
takes about 140 minutes to recharge the battery.
● Required
time for recharging the battery depends on the ambient
temperature and status of recharge level.
3
When the charge lamp goes out, charging is completed. Remove the
battery from the charger and remove the charger from the wall outlet.
● We
recommend charging the battery before using the camera again.
If it is not used for several days, the battery performance decreases.
● If
the number of possible images from one charge of the battery
considerably decreases, it may indicate the end of battery’s life. In
this case, please purchase a new battery.
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LOADING THE BATTERY
1
Slide the Release lever to the OPEN
position, and open the Battery / Card
Cover as shown in the illustration.
2
Insert the battery into the chamber in
accordance with the diagram.
● Insert
the battery until it locks into
place.
3
Close the Battery / Card Cover and Slide
the Release lever to the LOCK position
as shown in the illustration.
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TO REMOVE THE BATTERY
1
Slide the Release lever to the OPEN
position, and open the Battery / Card
Cover as shown in the illustration.
2
Eject the battery by sliding the battery
compartment cover latch in the direction
of the arrow, as shown in the illustration.
WARNING!!
• While the Busy Lamp is on, please do not open the Battery Cover
or Card Cover. By doing so, the camera will turn off and result in
data loss. This could also cause damage to the camera and/or
memory card.
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CHECKING THE BATTERY STATUS
The battery icon, which shows the capacity of the battery, is shown
on the left corner on the color LCD panel. Explanations of the
symbols are given as follows. Please take notice of the battery
status before and when in use.
Battery Status
White
White
The battery strength is sufficient.
The battery level is low and the battery will need to be
changed soon.
White
The power of the battery is insufficient, replace the
battery immediately.
Red
The power of the battery is empty; it is not possible to
work. Please replace the battery.
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USING A HOME POWER SUPPLY (Sold Separately)
You can power the camera from a wall outlet using the provided AC
Adapter SAC-5 and DC Connector CN-11. When using your camera
for an extended period of time, reviewing the pictures or connecting
the camera to a computer, we recommend that you operate the
camera from a household power outlet.
1
Connect the AC cable to the AC adapter.
2
Open the Battery / Card Cover, and open
the DC connector cover as shown in the
illustration.
z
Do not pull too hard on the DC
connector cover as it may come away
from camera body.
3
Insert the DC connector as shown in the
illustration until it is locks into place.
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4
Close the Battery / Card Cover carefully
so as not to pinch the DC connector
code.
5
Connect the plug of the AC adapter and
jack of the DC connector.
WARNING!!
• While the Busy Lamp is on, please do not open the Battery Cover
or Card Cover. By doing so, the camera will turn off and result in
data loss. This could also cause damage to the camera and/or
memory card.
z
When you have finished using the camera, please turn off the camera and
disconnect the plug from the wall socket.
z
When using the DP2 Merrill with an AC power supply, the battery icon
shows the full symbol, regardless of the power level of the battery. If you
start to operate the camera on battery power, the display will change and
show the remaining power level of the battery.
After taking the DC connector off from
the camera body, close the DC connector
cover as shown in the illustration.
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SETTING THE LANGUAGE
You should receive the DP2 Merrill camera pre-set to English,
however, if necessary, you can change the camera language
yourself.
1
Turn the camera on.
2
Press the
button on the back of the
camera to display the Camera Set-up
Menu. (See P.28)
3
Select [
Camera Settings (3)] by
rotating the Command Dial.
4
Use the
言語].
buttons to select [Language/
5
button to open the
Press the
or
language set-up page.
6
Use the
buttons to select the
desired language.
7
Press the
button to apply the setting
button to return to the
or the
language set-up page without making
any changes.
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Selectable languages
English
English (Default)
Русский
日本語
Japanese
Nederlands
Dutch
Deutsch
German
Polski
Polish
Français
French
Português
Portuguese
Español
Spanish
Dansk
Danish
Italiano
Italian
Svenska
Swedish
简体中文
Simplified Chinese
Norsk
Norwegian
繁體中文
Traditional Chinese
Suomi
Finnish
한국어
Korean
Russian
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SETTING THE TIME AND DATE
Please set the camera’s internal clock, before using the camera for
the first time or after extended periods of disuse.
1
Turn the camera on.
2
Press the
button on the back of the
camera to display the Camera Set-up Menu.
(See P.28)
3
Select [
Camera Settings (3)] by
rotating the Command Dial.
4
Use the
5
buttons to select [Date/Time].
Press the
or
button to open the
date/time set-up page.
6
Press the
button to select an item and
change it by pressing the
button.
7
Press the
button to apply the setting or
button to return to the date/time
the
set-up page without making any changes.
TIP
• The
date can be displayed in one of three formats: M/D/Y
(month/day/year), D/M/Y (day/month/year), or Y/M/D (year/month/day).
Select the desired format from “Date Format”.
• The camera’s internal clock is powered by a capacitor that receives its
charge from camera’s battery. If the camera is without battery for an
extended period of time, such as after prolonged storage, the internal
clock will need to be reset.
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CAMERA SET-UP MENU
This section describes the various settings in the Camera Set-up menu.
It is possible to set the camera functions from the Camera Set-up
menu display.
TO DISPLAY THE SET-UP MENU
Press the
camera.
button on the back of the
z Press
Tab area
the
button again to close the
Set-up Menu and the camera will be
shooting mode. (If you reviewed images
(P.81), it will return to the last previewed
image.)
Move to any other tab
Each time the Command Dial is rotated, it
will move to the next tab. (When the icon in
the tab area is selected, it is possible to
change the setting menu by pressing the
buttons as well.)
While in the Set-up Menu:
z Use
the
buttons to select menu items.
the
or
button to open
sub-menus or dialogs.
z Press
While in set-up sub-menus:
z Use
the
buttons to select setting
options.
z Press the
or
button to apply new
settings.
z Press the
button to close sub-menus
without applying changes.
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z The Camera Set-up menu is divided into three groups.
Capture Settings
(Blue Tab)
This menu relates to shooting settings.
When an exposure mode is selected and
button is pressed [
Capture
the
Settings] will be displayed.
Playback Menu
(Red Tab)
This menu is for setting the playback related
functions of the still images. The settings for
printing, such as DPOF setting, is included
in the Playback Settings menu.
If the
button is pressed during
Playback Menu] will
playback mode, [
be displayed.
Camera Settings
(Yellow Tab)
This menu is used for camera setup such
as date and language selection.
Open the Camera Set-up menu by pressing
button and move to the [
the
Camera Settings ] menu by rotating the
Command Dial.
TIP
• Depending on the settings of the camera, some menu items and setting
options cannot be seletced.
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They will be displayed with a gray color.
LIST OF MENU FUNCTIONS
For more detailed information about each function, please refer to the
individual pages.
Capture Settings
(1)
(2)
Menu Item
Description
ISO Sensitivity
The higher value indicates a higher
sensitivity. (The Image may have more
“noise” with higher sensitivities.)
Page
62
Auto Bracketing
Sets the steps and order of Auto
Bracketing.
69
AE Metering
Mode
Selects the Metering Mode depending
on the shooting conditions.
66
Drive Mode
Selects the Drive Mode such as
Self-Timer.
54
Flash
Sets the mode of flash setting and
Flash Exposure Compensation.
76
Menu Item
Description
White Balance
Selects the White Balance Mode
depending on the shooting conditions.
59
Image Quality
Selects the quality of image to record.
64
Image Size
Selects recording Image Size.
63
Color Mode
Selects the desired Color mode
depending on the shooting conditions.
72
Picture Settings
Adjusts the Contrast, Saturation and
Sharpness.
65
Color space
Sets the color space to [sRGB] or
[Adobe RGB].
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30
Capture Settings
(3)
Menu Item
Description
Auto Rotate
Sets or cancels to record the vertical
image information.
73
Quick Preview
Sets the duration of the Quick Preview
image that is automatically displayed
on the color LCD monitor after the
image is captured.
80
Grid Segment
Display
Sets or cancels the Grid segment
making it convenient for composition.
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Menu Item
Description
AEL Button
Settings
Sets the function that the AEL button
will perform.
Sets or cancels the exposure lock
Half pressed AEL when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
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67
68
AF+MF
Select normal AF mode or AF+MF
mode to allow manual focus override.
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AF Limit Mode
Set whether or not the AF Limit Mode
is added to the Focus Mode button.
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Sets the allocation of buttons or dials
Key arrangement for exposure setting and exposure
compensation in each shooting mode.
110
Reverse Dial
Direction Setting
110
(4)
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Page
Sets the direction of the Command
Dial and Focus ring.
Playback Menu
Menu Item
Description
Lock
Lock the image, or unlock the locked
image.
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Mark
Mark the image, or unmark the
marked image.
94
Rotate
Rotate the image to the desired
position for display.
96
Delete
Delete the image.
90
Slideshow
Start the slideshow (playback images
automatically) or change the
slideshow settings.
101
DPOF
Select the images and set the quantity
for printing.
103
Menu Item
Description
Exposure
Warning
Sets whether or not the over-exposure
warning is shown on images.
97
OK Shortcut
Sets the function that the
button
will perform during image review.
98
Applied Rotate
Sets whether or not vertically
orientated images are automatically
rotated and displayed vertically.
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Sound Memo
Sets or cancels the Sound Memo,
which can be recorded to a stored
image.
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(1)
(2)
Page
Page
32
Camera Settings
(1)
Menu Item
Description
Custom Mode
Setting
Register the setting of Custom Mode
(C1・C2・C3).
Page
74
Custom QS
Selects which functions to allocate to
the Quick Set menu.
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MF Scale Units
Sets the Manual Focus Scale Units
when MF is used.
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Sound Settings
Sets the Shutter Sound, the Operation
Sound, the Sound Volume and the
Playback Volume for movie and Sound
Memo.
113
Menu Item
Description
File Numbering
Sets the file numbering system used
when a new card is inserted in the
camera.
Page
108
Sets the color LCD monitor brightness.
LCD Brightness
(2)
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(Images will not be affected by this
change.)
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LCD Off
Sets the delay before the backlight of
the color LCD monitor turns off
automatically if no operation has
occurred.
112
Auto Power Off
Sets the delay before the camera
shuts down automatically if no
operation has occurred.
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Camera Settings
(3)
(4)
Menu Item
Description
Video Mode
Sets the standard to be used for video
output when the camera is connected
to a television or VCR.
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Release Without
Card
Sets whether or not it is possible to
release the shutter when the card is
not inserted into the camera.
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Format Card
Formats the card. (Formatting will
erase all data on the card.)
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Date/Time
Sets the date and time in the camera’s
internal clock and the format in which
the date and time will be displayed.
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Language/言語
Sets the language in which menus and
messages will be displayed.
25
Menu Item
Description
Confirm current firmware version and
Firmware Update update the latest firmware version
from card.
Camera Reset
Restores all menu options to their
default settings.
Page
Page
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QUICK SET MENU
By pressing the
button, it is possible to quickly access and change
the settings of the following most commonly used camera functions.
When the camera is in the Still Image
Mode, the Quick Set Menu will be
button. (By
displayed by pressing the
button again, it is
pressing the
possible to switch to Qs1 or Qs2.)
Qs1 (Quick Set Menu 1)
ISO Setting (P.62)
Flash Mode
(P.77)
Metering Mode
(P.66)
Drive Mode (P.54)
Qs2 (Quick Set Menu 2)
White Balance (P.59)
Image Quality
(P.64)
Image Size
(P.63)
Color Mode (P.72)
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For example, if you wish to change the ISO Setting to 400
1
Press the
2
Press the
setting.
button to display Qs1.
button to select the ISO
3
button a few times, or rotate Command Dial to change
Press the
the ISO setting to 400.
4
By pressing
or the shutter button halfway, the settings will be
applied and the camera will return to shooting mode.
CAUTION !!
• The Flash Mode cannot be set while the camera does not attach to the
flashgun, or the flashgun is turned off.
• It is possible to select the Color Mode to B&W or Sepia, only when the
Image Quality is set to JEPG (FINE, NORM., BASIC).
• When
the Color Mode is set to B&W or Sepia and Image Quaity is
changed to RAW or RAW+JPG, the Color Mode will be automatically
changed to STD.(Standard).
• When
you select
(Custom) from [White Balance], the current
stored setting in [
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [White Balance] →
[Custom
] will be used.
• It
is not possible to capture a new custom white balance from
(Custom) in Quick Set Menu. Please capture a new custom white
balance by referring “SETTING A CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE” in P.61.
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The functions allocated to the Quick Set menu can be changed.
Available functions to be allocated to the Quick Set menu
Image Size (P.63)
Color Mode (P.72)
Contrast (P.65)
Sharpness (P.65)
Saturation (P.65)
Exposure Mode (P.44)
ISO Sensitivity (P.62)
Bracketing Amount (P.69)
AE Metering Mode (P.66)
Drive Mode (P.54)
Flash Mode (P.77)
White Balance (P.59)
Image Quality (P.64)
The function of the Quick Set menu can be set from [
Settings] (P.28) → [Custom QS]
Camera
1
Press the
buttons in the Custom QS
set-up page and select [QS1] or [QS2].
2
Select the key function to change the
allocation by pressing the
buttons,
and open the Sub menu by pressing the
or
button.
3
Select the function to allocate by
button, and press the
pressing the
or
button to confirm.
4
When you have finished setting the
button to close
allocation, press the
the [Custom QS] menu.
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CHANGING THE COLOR LCD MONITOR DISPLAY
It is possible to display/hide icons on the color LCD monitor as
follows by pressing the
button.
Display Icons
Display Icons with the histogram
→
LCD Monitor OFF
Hide Icons
→
View Finder Mode
→
→
•••
Each time the
button is pressed, the color LCD
monitor display will change as follows.
OPERATION
Still Image Mode ( P, A, S )
Display Icons → Display Icons with the histogram →
LCD Monitor OFF → View Finder Mode → • • •
Hide Icons →
Still Image Mode ( M )
Display Icons → Hide Icons
View Finder Mode → • • •
→
LCD Monitor OFF →
Movie Mode
Display Icons→ Display Icons with the histogram →
Hide Icons → • • •
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In the View Finder Mode, only Icons will be displayed.
convenient for shooting with the optional View Finder.
This mode is
REVIEWING
Still Image
Display Icons (Display date and time) (P.82) → Display Icons (Display
Image Info) (P.82) → Hide Icons → Display Image Info Screen (P.85) →
•••
Movie
Display Icons (It is not possible to switch)
GRID SEGMENT DISPLAY
It is possible to display the grid line when the camera is in Still
Image Mode. This function is convenient when composing a
picture.
[ Capture Settings] (P.28) → Select
the desired display type from [Grid
Segment Display].
Off (Grid Line Off) (Default)
-4
(4 segments with a solid line)
-9
(9 segments with a solid line)
- 16
(16 segments with a solid line)
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--- 4
(4 segments with a dotted line)
--- 9
(9 segments with a dotted line)
- - - 16
(16 segments with a dotted line)
INSERTING AND REMOVING THE CARD
The DP2 Merrill camera uses a SD memory card, SDHC memory
card, SDXC memory card and Multimedia card to store data.
TO INSERT THE CARD
1
Turn off the camera and slide the
Release lever to the OPEN position to
open the Battery / Card Cover as shown
in the illustration.
2
Insert the card in accordance with the
instruction of Battery/Card chamber.
Insert the card until it clicks.
3
Close the Battery / Card Cover and Slide
the Release lever to the LOCK position
as shown in the illustration.
TIP
• It may be necessary to format the card before use. (See P.42)
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TO REMOVE THE CARD
1
Turn off the camera and slide the
Release lever to the OPEN position to
open the Battery / Card Cover as shown
in the illustration.
2
Push the card until it clicks and pull out it.
3
Close the Battery / Card Cover and slide
the Release lever to the LOCK position
as shown in the illustration.
WARNING!!
• While the Busy Lamp is on, please do not open the Battery Cover
or Card Cover. By doing so, the camera will turn off and result in
data loss. This could also cause damage to the camera and/or
memory card.
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TIP
• If the camera is turned off while the Busy Lamp is on, the camera
will remain on until it has finished accessing the card.
FORMATTING THE CARD
New cards must be formatted before use. In addition, cards with
corrupt or incompatible file systems may need to be formatted
before use.
[
Camera Settings] (P.28) → Select [Format] and format the card.
In [Format] menu, Select [Yes] by
button and press the
pressing the
button.
To cancel formatting, select [No] by using the
button.
button and press the
CAUTION !!
• Formatting erases all card contents, including locked DP2 Merrill
files and all non-DP2 Merrill files.
TIP
• Cards formatted in other cameras or devices may not operate
correctly in the DP2 Merrill camera or may have reduced capacity.
To store the maximum number of DP2 Merrill files, format the card
in the DP2 Merrill camera before use.
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SHUTTER BUTTON
The shutter button of the DP2 Merrill cameras has two positions. When
you press the shutter button “halfway down”, the camera’s autofocus
systems will activate. When pressing the button “all-the-way down”, the
shutter will release to take a picture.
TIP
• Before you start to take pictures, we recommend that you operate
the camera, to become familiar with the “halfway down” position
and other features of the camera.
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Normally, if the card is not inserted in to the camera body, it is not
possible to release the shutter. If you would like to release the shutter
Camera Settings] (P.28) →
without a card, please set from [
[Release without Card].
Disable
(Default)
Enable
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When the card is not inserted in the camera body, it
is not possible to release the shutter.
It is possible to release the shutter, even if the card
is not inserted in the camera body.
BASIC OPERATION
SELECTING THE EXPOSURE
MODE
The features and the operation methods of the four different
exposure modes of the camera are explained below.
WARNING !!
• In this section, the instruction is written on the assumption that
[Key arrangement] of [ Shooting Menu] (P.28) is in the initial
setting. If the actual proceeding is different with the instruction
manual, see P.110 for instruction of [KEY ARRANGEMENT].
SELECTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
1
Press the Mode button (The mode
selection will be displayed on the bottom
of the LCD monitor.)
2
Select the desired exposure mode by
using the Command Dial or press the
buttons.
3
Press the
mode.
button to return to shooting
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P PROGRAM AE
To make picture taking easier, the camera will automatically select
an appropriate combination of shutter speed and aperture value,
according to the brightness of the subject.
1
Set the Exposure Mode to the P
position.
(The exposure indicator is illuminated
in green.)
2
Press the shutter button “half-way” to
verify the focus and take the picture.
WARNING !!
• When
is shown on the color LCD monitor, the camera is set slower
than 1/40. If this mark is displayed, please use the flash (P.76) or a tripod.
• If the subject is too bright or dark, both shutter speed and aperture value
indicators will blink and will show the limit values. If you take a picture with
these settings, the picture will be overexposed or underexposed.
PROGRAM SHIFT
You can change the combination of shutter speed and aperture value,
which were automatically selected by the camera. While turning the
Command-Dial, the combination of shutter speed and aperture value
will change within the range of combinations that give the equivalent
exposure.
■ It will be canceled automatically,
after taking the picture.
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A APERTURE PRIORITY AE
After you set the aperture, the camera will determine the
appropriate shutter speed. If you select smaller apertures, depth of
field will be greater. Larger apertures tend to blur the background,
as depth of field will be shallower.
1
Set the Exposure Mode to the A
position.
(The aperture value indicator is illuminated
in green.)
2
Set the desired aperture value by
rotating the Command Dial.
(The aperture value can be set in 1/3
stop increments from F2.8 to F16.)
3
Press the shutter button “half-way” to
verify the focus and take the picture.
• Depending on the selected aperture value, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed in following range.
Aperture
F2.8 ~ F3.5
F4.0 ~ F5.0
F5.6 ~ F16
Shutter Speed
30s ~ 1/1250s
30s ~ 1/1600s
30s ~ 1/2000s
WARNING !!
• When
•
is shown on the color LCD monitor, camera shake may
occur (the shutter speed is set slower than 1/40). If this mark is
displayed, please use the flash (P.76) or a tripod.
If the appropriate shutter speed is outside the range of suitable
combinations due to the subject being too bright or too dark, the
shutter speed indicator will blink. If the subject is too bright, set the
aperture value to a smaller one (larger F-number). If the subject is
too dark, set the aperture value to a larger one (smaller F-number)
until the indicator stops blinking.
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S SHUTTER SPEED PRIORITY AE
When you set the desired shutter speed, the camera will select the
appropriate aperture value for correct exposure. You can achieve
stop action effects by selecting a fast shutter speed, or give the
feeling of motion to a moving subject by selecting a slow shutter
speed.
1
Set the Exposure Mode to the S
position.
(The shutter speed value is illuminated in
green.)
2
Set the desired shutter speed by
rotating the Command Dial.
(The shutter speed value can be set in
1/3 stop increments from 30 seconds to
1/2000 seconds.)
3
Press the shutter button “half-way” to
verify the focus and take the picture.
• Depending on the selected shutter speed, the camera automatically sets
the aperture in the following range.
Shutter Speed
30s ~ 1/1250s
1/1600s
1/2000s
Aperture
F2.8 ~ F16
F4.0 ~ F16
F5.6 ~ F16
WARNING !!
• If the appropriate aperture value is beyond the range of the lens in
use, due to the subject being too bright or too dark, the aperture
value indicator will blink. If the subject is too bright, set the shutter
speed to a faster one, or if the subject is too dark, set the shutter
speed to a slower one, until the indicator stops blinking.
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M MANUAL EXPOSURE
Set both the shutter speed and aperture value according to the
indication of the exposure meter. You can change the exposure, as
you desire.
1
Set the Mode Dial to the M position.
(The shutter speed is illuminated in
orange. The aperture value indicator is
illuminated in green.)
2
Set the desired aperture value by
rotating the Command Dial.
3
Set the shutter speed with the
buttons to adjust the value of the
exposure meter to ±0.0.
• The exposure meter can display an
exposure error of up to ± 3 stops from
the correct exposure in 1/ 3 steps. If
the exposure error is more than three
stops, the exposure meter will blink.
4
Press the shutter button “half-way” to
verify the focus and take the picture.
• It is possible to change the combination of shutter speed and aperture
value as follows.
Shutter Speed
30s ~ 1/1250s
1/1600s
1/2000s
Aperture
F2.8 ~ F16
F4.0 ~ F16
F5.6 ~ F16
• When the aperture value is set to an unavailable value by changing the
shutter speed value, the shutter speed value will be changed to an
available value automatically.
• When the shutter speed value is set to an unavailable value by changing
the aperture value, the aperture value will be changed to an available
value automatically.
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FOCUSING
Adjustment of autofocus and manual focus operation are
explained below.
FOCUS MODE
Each time the
button is pressed, AF mode (without
icon) will alternate.
an icon) and MF mode (
HOW TO USE AUTOFOCUS
Position the photographic subject within
the centre of the composition and press
the shutter button “half-way”.
• If autofocus is selected, the focusing point
will be illuminated in green. (At the same
time, the auto focus lamp will be
illuminated in green.)
• If autofocus cannot set correctly, the focusing point will blink. (At the same
time, the auto focus lamp will blink in red)
• The focusing distance is from 28cm to infinity.
Although your camera is equipped with highly precise AF system, in
some cases autofocus cannot set correctly.
• Low-contrast subjects, such as blue sky or a blank wall, etc. or when the
color of the subject is same as background
• The subject is located in a very low light environment
• Overlapping near and far objects, such as an animal behind a fence
• A subject, which moves at high speed
In such cases, please use one of the following focusing methods.
1. Use the Focus Lock function to focus on another subject, which has a
similar focusing distance as your subject.
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2. Set the lens to MF mode and focus manually.
SETTING THE FOCUS FRAME
The DP2 Merrill is equipped with two focusing modes. When using the
“9 points select mode” it is possible to choose the desired focusing point
from 9 different frames. When using “Free move mode” it is possible to
move the desired point as you like. In addition, you can choose the
size of the Focus Frame from three types [Spot], [Regular], [Large].
9 points select mode
Free move mode
Focusing point moving area
Spot
Regular
Large
How to set:
Press the
z
z
z
z
button.
[9 points select mode] and [Free move mode] will be switched back and
forth each time the
button is pressed.
When [9 points select mode] is selected, choose the desired focusing
point by pressing the
buttons.
When [Free move mode] is selected, move the focusing point as you like
by pressing the
buttons (focusing points can be moved inside the
focusing point moving area).
When the Command Dial is rotated, you can change the size of the Focus
Frame.
Confirm by pressing the
button.
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FOCUS LOCK
This photographic method is useful if the subject is not positioned
within the selected focusing point.
1
Position the photographic subject into the selected focusing point, and
focus by pressing the shutter button “half-way”.
2
When the subject is in focus, the selected focusing point will be
illuminated in green. Press the shutter button to take the picture.
AF+MF MODE
It is possible to manually adjust the focus after verifying the AF.
1
Normal AF mode can be switched to AF+MF mode by selecting [
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [AF+MF] → [On].
2
Press the
icon).
3
button and select AF+MF mode (
Press the shutter button halfway to verify focus.
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4
While pressing the shutter button halfway and rotating the Focus ring,
the display can be magnified. Adjust focus by rotating the Focus ring.
5
The enlarged display returns to normal one second after stopping
rotation of the Focus ring. Compose the image as desired and take the
picture.
z
z
To return to normal AF mode, select [Off] in step 1.
The enlarged display will be magnified from the selected focusing
button. It is possible to set
point of the LCD monitor by pressing
the enlarged area to be the same as the focusing point selection. See
P.50 for information regarding focusing point.
AF LIMIT MODE
It is possible to use the AF Limit mode (
icon) which is suitable
for general photography. The focusing distance will be from 1m to
infinity and the AF speed will be faster.
1
Limit mode can be set by selecting [
Capture Settings] (P.28) →
[AF Limit Mode] → [On].(AF Limit mode will be added to the Focus
mode.)
2
Press the
icon).
(
z
button and select the AF Limit mode
If AF Limit mode is not required, select [Off] in step 1.
MANUAL FOCUS
In situations where autofocus or focus lock is not effective, you can
focus manually.
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1
Set the focus mode to MF mode by
button several times.
pressing
(
icon and “the scale bar” will be
displayed on the color LCD monitor).
2
Turn the Focus ring until you get a clear
sharp image.
z
The green bar which appears on both sides of the meter
on the scale bar shows the depth of field. If you select
larger apertures, the depth of field will be shallower (area
in focus is narrower) and if you select smaller apertures,
the depth of field will be greater (area in focus is wider).
FOCUSING WITH MAGNIFICATION DISPLAY
It is possible to magnify the display by pressing the
button while in
MF mode. Press the button again to change to the normal display.
Whilst the display is enlarged, the
is displayed on the color LCD
monitor. Press the shutter button “half-way” to return to the original
display.
z The enlarged display will be magnified from the selected focusing point of
button. It is possible to set the enlarged
the LCD monitor by pressing
area to be the same as the focusing point selection. See P.50 for
information regarding focusing point.
z Whilst the display is enlarged, it is possible to change the magnification
ratio by rotating the Command-Dial. (Normally the magnification ratio is
x8.0, it is possible to change to x4.0 or x12.0)
z
WARNING!!
• The focus point on the scale bar and the depth of field may differ from
the actual distance. Please use it as a guide only.
TIP
• It is possible to change the indicator of the scale bar. Select m (meters)
or ft (feet) from [
Units].
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Camera Settings](P.28)→[MF Distance Scale
OPERATION OF THE
DRIVE MODE
Operation of the self-timer, and other functions of the camera
are explained by the following:
Operation of The Drive Mode can be set
in Quick Set Manu (P.35) or [ Capture
Settings] (P.28) → [Drive Mode].
Single Capture (Default)
Continuous
Self Timer 2 sec.
Self Timer 10 sec.
Interval timer
Unlimited Shooting
SINGLE FRAME SHOOTING
[Single Capture]
When you press the shutter button in the single
frame-shooting mode, only one frame will be exposed.
Then the camera will be ready for the next shot by
advancing one frame. Single frame shooting mode is
recommended for ordinary photography.
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CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
[Continuous]
In this mode, when you keep the shutter button fully
depressed, the camera will take pictures continuously.
CAUTION !!
• Images taken in rapid succession, such as during Continuous
shooting, are initially stored in the camera's internal memory buffer.
Once the memory buffer is full, the shutter will be disabled until
some images have been processed in the camera.
The number on the lower right of the color LCD
monitor is the buffer capacity. It is the maximum
number of frames for continuous shooting. (If the
maximum number of frames for continuous shooting
exceeds 9 frames, the display will not change from
9)
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The maximum number of frames and speed of continuous shooting
are as follows:
Image Size (Resolution mode)
HIGH
JPEG
Image
Quality
RAW
RAW+JPEG
7
4.0
7
4.0
7
4.0
MED
14
5.0
14
5.0
14
5.0
LOW
14
5.0
14
5.0
14
5.0
The upper rows show the maximum number of frames, the lower rows
show the maximum shooting speed in continuous mode (frames per
second).
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SELF TIMER
When you want to include yourself in the picture or avoid camera
shake, please use the self-timer.
[Self Timer 2 sec]
The shutter will be released 2 seconds after the
shutter button is fully depressed.
[Self Timer 10 sec]
The shutter will be released 10 seconds after the
shutter button is fully depressed.
After composing the picture, press the shutter button “half-way” and
adjust the focusing. Then, press the shutter button the rest of the way
and the self–timer will activate. During the self-timer operation you will
hear an electronic beeping sound. The beeping sound will be much faster
during the last two seconds, before the shutter is released.
■ When [
Camera Settings] (P.28) → [Sound Settings] →
[Operation Sound] menu is set to [Off], the electronic sound will not
beep even if the self-timer is operated.
■ If you want to cancel the self-timer operation, please turn off the
camera.
INTERVAL TIMER
[Interval timer]
It is possible to take pictures automatically at
selected intervals.
WARNING !!
• The interval timer shooting will be terminated automatically if the
battery is empty. We recommend using the AC adapter “SAC-5”
(sold separetely).
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Select [
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Drive Mode] → [Interval
timer], and press the button to move the interval timer setting
screen.
1
Set the desired interval and number of
buttons.
exposures by using the
(Interval can be set from 15 seconds to
60 minutes and number of exposures can
be set from 2 to 99 times.)
2
Press the
button to apply the setting, and press the
go back to shooting mode.
button to
3
Press the shutter button to start the interval timer shooting.
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
During the interval timer shooting, the next exposure interval begins
and the numbers of remaining exposures will be displayed.
During the interval timer shooting, the auto focus lamp will blink in
green.
When the focus mode is set to AF, the AF will be locked at the first
frame. From the second frame, pictures will be taken with the same
focus position as the first frame.
When the focus mode is set to MF, it is possible to change the focus
during the interval timer shooting by turning the Focus ring.
(It is not possible to magnify the display from the second frame.)
(If you wish to keep the same focus position, ensure the Focus ring is
not turned during the interval timer shooting.)
Exposure value is measured at each interval shooting. If you wish to
take pictures with the same exposure value, set the Exposure Mode to
Manual Exposure or fix the exposure value by pressing the AEL Button
before shooting.
To terminate the interval timer shooting, press the Shutter button.
Interval timer shooting cannot be used with the Auto Bracketing
function.
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When the interval timer shooting mode is set in Quick Set Menu
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Drive Mode] →
(P.35), or [
[Interval timer], it will use the settings which were set in the interval
timer setting screen the last time it was set.
WARNING !!
• Once you set the Interval Timer , the camera will continously hold
•
that Interval Timer. To dismiss the Interval Timer, switch to another
modes in [Drive Mode].
Depending on the settings, it takes time process the image. It
may make the actual interval time longer than the selected time.
UNLIMITED SHOOTING
[Unlimited Shooting]
While holding down the shutter button, you can
continue to shoot until the card is full.
z
The image size is fixed to Infinite Shooting size (1632×1088) and
the image quality will be JPEG FINE.
z
The maximum shooting speed will be about 1.5 frames per second.
WARNING !!
• Continuous shooting will be terminated automatically if the battery
level is low.
• The writing speed may be slow or continuous shooting will be
terminated depending on the card in use. We recommend using
high speed card.
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ADVANCED OPERATION
This section explains the application of the more advanced
functions of your camera, when composing the expressions of
your picture.
SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE(WB)
The color of light reflected by an object can vary depending on the
color of the light source illuminating it. For example, a neutral colored
object will reflect reddish light under incandescent lighting, and
greenish light under fluorescent lighting. The human brain is able to
compensate for differences in the color of a light source, allowing us to
see white objects as white, independent of the lighting condition. Film
cameras rely on special color-correcting filters and film types to adjust
for these differences in lighting. Digital cameras, however, are able to
use software to mimic the adjustments made by the brain, so that
colors that appear white to the human eye also appear white in your
photographs.
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WHITE BALANCE OPTIONS
OPTION
COLOR TEMP.
DESCRIPTION

Select this setting to allow the
camera to automatically determine
the appropriate white balance
adjustments.
Daylight
Approx.
5400 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures in full sunlight.
Shade
Approx.
8000 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures in the shade under sunny
skies.
Overcast
Approx.
6500 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures under cloudy, overcast
skies.
Incandescent
Approx.
3000 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures indoors under incandescent
(tungsten) lighting.
Fluorescent
Approx.
4100 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures indoors under fluorescent
lighting.
Flash
Approx.
7000 K
Select this setting when taking
pictures with the Sigma EF-140 DG
SA-STTL flash.

Select this setting when using a
custom white balance. Use the "Set
Custom WB" menu option to create
a custom white balance setting. The
"Custom" option will not be
available if no custom white balance
has been set.
Auto
(Default)
Custom
The White Balance can be set in Quick Set Menu (P.35) or
[ Shooting Menu] (P.28) → [White Balance].
When you select
(Custom) in Quick Set Menu, the current stored
Shooting Menu](P.28) → [White Balance] → [
setting in [
Custom] will be used.
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SETTING A CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
For more precise control of the white balance setting or when
photographing under unusual lighting conditions, the "Set Custom
WB" option can be used to capture a sample of neutral object in a
scene to be used for color correction.
1
To capture a custom white balance image, please select [
Capture
Settings] (P.28) → [White Balance] → [Custom], then press the
button is pressed after selecting [Custom], the
button. (When the
current white balance setting will be set.)
2
Under the lighting conditions that will be used for the final photograph,
frame a white color object, such as a sheet of white paper or a white
wall, so that it fills the frame in the center of the color LCD monitor, and
then press the shutter button.
If a valid white balance settings was captured, a message “White
balance image captured successfully” will appear on the color LCD
monitor that the white balance image was captured successfully.
If the capture was not successful, “Failed ! Please retry the custom
WB capture.” will be displayed on the color LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button to capture a white balance image once again.
button.
To dismiss the capture, press the
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SETTING THE SENSITIVITY(ISO EQUIVALENCY)
The photosensitivity of digital cameras
is described in terms of “ISO
equivalent” like silver-halide film
cameras. (ISO sensitivity P.119)
The ISO Sensitivity can be set in Quick Set Menu (P.35) or [
Settings] (P.28) → [ISO Sensitivity].
ISO Auto (ISO AUTO) (Default)
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 1600
ISO 200
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 6400
Capture
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• If [ISO Auto] is selected, the ISO value will automatically change to
ISO 200, 400 or 800 depending on the light condition.
CAUTION !!
• When Exposure Mode is set to M mode, it is not possible to select
[ISO Auto]. When AUTO is selected in S, A, P mode and then
change to M mode, ISO200 will be applied.
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IMAGE FILE SETTING
The file size changes depending on resolution mode and recording
quality selected.
Image Size (Resolution mode)
HIGH
4704×3136
MED
3264×2176
LOW
2336×1568
45 MB
24 MB
12 MB
10 MB
5 MB
2.5 MB
5.6 MB
2.7 MB
1.4 MB
4.2 MB
2 MB
1 MB
RAW
(RAW)
FINE
(JPEG)
Image Quality
NORM
(JPEG)
BASIC
(JPEG)
* The file sizes change depending on subjects.
IMAGE QUALITY
It is possible to record images in the widely used JPEG or RAW
formats.
RAW images are recorded without digital processing in the camera
body and require post-processing with Sigma Photo Pro software
which can convert RAW images to JPEG or TIFF format.
IMAGE SIZE SETTING
Image Size Setting can be set in Quick
Set Menu (P.35) or [ Capture Settings]
(P.28) → [Image Size].
HIGH (Default)
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MED
LOW
IMAGE QUALITY SETTING
Image Quality Setting can be set in
Quick Set Menu (P.35), or [ Capture
Settings] (P.28) → [Image Quality].
FINE (JPEG) (Default)
NORM (NORMAL)(JPEG)
BASIC (JPEG)
RAW (RAW)
RAW+JPG (RAW+FINE(JPEG) simultaneous)
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• When RAW+JPG is selected, the Image Quality of JPEG will be FINE.
• When RAW+JPG is selected, the selected Image Size will be applied to
both the RAW and JPEG files.
COLOR SPACE
It is possible to select sRGB, which is a common color space or
Adobe RGB, which is mainly used for commercial printing, and
other industrial purposes.
Color Space can be set in [
Space].
sRGB (Default)
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Color
Adobe RGB
CAUTION !!
• Please set the color space to sRGB for regular usage. If you select
Adobe RGB, please be sure to use the Sigma Photo Pro software
or another image processing software supporting DCF 2.0.
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PICTURE SETTINGS
It is possible to adjust the recording image parameter (contrast,
sharpness and saturation).
Contrast
Contrast can be increased by moving the cursor to + side, or
decreased, preserving image detail, by moving the cursor to - side.
Sharpness
It is possible to make the pictures appear sharper, by moving the
cursor to + side, or softer by moving the cursor to – side,.
Saturation
It is possible to increase saturation thus making pictures appear vivid, if
the cursor is moved to + side. Moving the cursor to – side, decreases
saturation and makes images less vivid.
Picture Settings can be set in [
[Picture Settings].
Capture Settings] (P.28) →
Use the
arrows on the 4-way controller
to select [Contrast], [Saturation],
[Sharpness] from [Picture Settings],
then press the
arrows on the 4-way
controller to adjust the compensation.
button to apply the setting
Press the
button to close the
or the
sub-menu without making any changes.
If you adjust image parameters, their icon is displayed on
the left of the color LCD monitor.
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• JPEG files are compressed after a parameter adjustment. In the
case of the RAW format, parameter information is recorded without
adjustment. It is possible to re-adjust RAW images using Sigma
Photo Pro software.
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SELECTING THE METERING MODE
The camera has three advanced
metering modes.
The Metering Mode can be set in Quick Set Menu (P.35) or [
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [AE Metering Mode]
Evaluative (Default)
Center Weighted Average
Spot
EVALUATIVE METERING
The camera divides its screen into 256 and measures the brightness of
the scene by independently measuring each segment of the focusing
screen and analyzing the correct exposure for the main subject under
any lighting situation. Even under strong back lighting or complex
lighting situations, the camera will give you the correct exposure.
CENTER WEIGHTED AVERAGE METERING
The camera will measure the average brightness of the entire scene
with additional emphasis on the center area. It will determine the most
suitable exposure with respect to lighting conditions.
SPOT METERING
The camera will measure the brightness only inside of the center
focusing point on the color LCD monitor. This mode is suitable when
you wish to set exposure for a portion of the scene and ignore the
influence of rest of the scene.
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AE LOCK
The camera will fix and memorize the exposure value whilst the
“AE” Lock button is depressed. When you wish to lock the
exposure of a subject off-center, AE lock is very useful. Use of this
function with Spot Metering Mode is recommended.
1
Center the subject, for which you wish to
lock the exposure, inside the color LCD
button.
monitor and press the
(The exposure value is memorized and
AEL is displayed in the upper part of the
color LCD monitor.)
2
Compose the picture and press the
shutter button.
• It is possible to continue taking pictures with the memorized exposure
button again.
value until this setting is disabled by pressing the
SETTING THE AEL BUTTON
It is possible to use the
Lock [AEL].
button to select settings other than AE
The AE Lock can be set in [
Button Settings].
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [AEL
AEL (Default)
Center AF Lock
Center AF Lock+AEL
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[Center AF Lock]
Ensure the subject is within the center focusing point
button to activate and lock the
and press the
autofocus. Please note, only the center focusing
button is pressed.
point will be used when the
The exposure will only be locked when the shutter
button is depressed “half-way”.
[Center AF Lock + AEL]
Ensure the subject is within the center focusing point
button. This will activate and
and press the
lock the autofocus and exposure. Please note, only
the center focusing point will be used when the AEL
button is pressed.
HALF PRESSED AEL
It is possible to set the exposure lock when the shutter button is
pressed “half-way” or cancel the exposure lock.
The Half Pressed AEL mode can be set in [
(P.28) → [Half Pressed AEL].
OFF
ON
(Default)
Capture Settings]
The exposure will not be locked while pressing the
shutter button “half-way”. The exposure will be
determined when depressing the shutter button.
The exposure will be locked when the shutter button
is pressed ”half-way”. While pressing the shutter
button is “half-way”, the exposure will not change.
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
If you want to intentionally overexpose
or underexpose the picture, use this
function.
Select the desired compensation value
buttons.
by using the
• Exposure compensation can be set in
1/3 stop increments from +3.0 to -3.0
stops.
CAUTION !!
• The exposure compensation will not disable automatically. After
taking the picture, set the compensation value to ±0.0 by pressing
button.
• Exposure compensation function cannot be used with Manual
Operation mode.
AUTO BRACKETING
This function of the camera lets you take a sequence of pictures of the
same subject at three different exposure levels; Appropriate Exposure,
Under Exposure and Over Exposure. If it is difficult to determine the
proper exposure, please use this function.
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1
Select [
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Auto Bracketing] →
button.
[Bracketing Amount], and press the button or the
2
Use the
●
buttons to set the bracketing amount.
It can be set in 1/3 stop increments up to ±3
3
Press the
button to confirm, press the shutter button
‘‘half-way’’ to return to shooting mode. (The Auto
Bracketing icon will be displayed on the bottom right
corner of the LCD monitor.)
■ The camera will take three pictures in the following sequence;
Appropriate exposure, under exposure and over exposure.
■ The operations in each Drive Mode are shown below.
Single Capture
Continuous
z
Each time the shutter button is pressed, an image
will be taken one frame at a time.
Three frames will be taken continuously by pressing
and holding the shutter button.
Self Timer
2 sec.
2 seconds after pressing the shutter button, three
frames will be taken continuously.
Self Timer
10 sec.
10 seconds after pressing the shutter button, three
frames will be taken continuously.
Infinite Shooting
While holding down the shutter button, three frames
will be taken continuously and repeated.
This function cannot be used with the interval timer shooting.
■ The exposure bracketing can be used with 4 different modes.
P Mode
Both shutter speed and aperture value will be changed.
A Mode
Only shutter speed will be changed.
S Mode
Only aperture value will be changed.
M Mode
Only shutter speed will be changed.
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WARNING !!
• Once you set the auto bracketing mode, the camera will continuously
hold that auto bracketing mode until you set the bracketing amount to
“±0.0”.
• Auto Bracketing functuion cannot be used with the flashgun.
■ Auto bracketing icon will change as follows depending on the frame
number.
First Frame
Second Frame
Third Frame
■ It is possible to change the Auto Bracketing Order.
Capture Settings] (P.28)
The Auto Bracketing Order can be set in [
→ [Auto Bracketing] → [Bracketing Order]
0 →- → +
(Default)
appropriate exposure → under exposure → over exposure
- →0 → +
under exposure → appropriate exposure → over exposure
+→ 0 →-
over exposure → appropriate exposure →under exposure
Auto Bracketing mode can be used in combination with Exposure
Compensation.
You can take pictures with Auto Bracketing mode based on a
compensated exposure, which you set.
To do so, please set both the Auto Bracketing mode and Exposure
Compensation mode as desired.
The combined value (Exposure Compensation and Auto Bracketing) will
be indicated on the viewfinder display.
Example : Exposure Compensation +1.7 with Auto Bracketing amount 1.0
First Frame
+1.7 (Exposure compensation +1.7 & no shift value)
Second Frame +0.7 (Exposure compensation +1.7 & shift value -1.0)
Third Frame
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+2.7 (Exposure compensation +1.7 & shift value +1.0)
COLOR MODE
It is possible to select the desired Color mode depending on the
shooting conditions. In addition to the above settings, it is also
possible to select Sepia and Monochrome (B&W) photography
modes.
The Color Mode can be set in the Quick Set Menu (P.35) or
[ Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Color Mode]
STD.
Standard
(Default)
VIVID
Vivid
NTR.
Neutral
PORT.
Portrait
LAND
Landscape
B/W
B&W
SEPIA
Sepia
Standard color mode for various situations.
Saturation and contrast are enhanced for making
pictures appear vivid.
Subdued saturation and contrast makes images
natural.
This color mode makes skin tone soft. It is ideal for
portraits.
This mode makes blue and green more vivid and
emphasizes pictures.
It is possible to take Monochrome pictures.
It is possible to take Sepia and monotonous pictures.
• The selected color setting icon is displayed on the
color LCD monitor.
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• It is possible to make pictures according to your intension by the
combination of Color Mode and Picture Settings. For example,
when Color Mode is set to Vivid and the cursor of Saturation in
Picture Settings is set to + side, pictures will be made more vivid.
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WARNING !!
• It is possible to select the Color Mode to B&W or Sepia, only when
the Image Quality is set to JEPG (FINE, NORM., BASIC).
• When the Color Mode is set to B&W or Sepia and Image Quaity is
changed to RAW or RAW+JPG, the Color Mode will be
automatically changed to STD.(Standard).
AUTO ROTATE
It is possible to record the vertical image information to images.
The Auto Rotate can be set by [
Rotate].
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Auto
Off
The vertical image information will not be recorded.
On (Default)
The vertical image information will be recorded.
● When vertically orientated images are reviewed,
automatically rotate and be displayed vertically.
they
will
● When vertically orientated images are reviewed in Sigma Photo Pro,
they will automatically rotate and be displayed vertically.
● When vertically orientated images are rotated by pressing
[ Playback Menu] → [Rotate], this rotated orientation will be
stored.
WARNING !!
• If the images are taken while the camera is pointed up or down, the
vertical position information may not be recorded properly.
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CUSTOM MODE
It is possible to customize the Custom Mode Setting. (Up to three
patterns can be stored.)
The following settings are available.
All items in [
Capture Settings] (Blue Tab) (P.28)
Exposure mode (M, S, A, P) (P.44)
z Setting the focus frame (P.50)
z Exposure compensation (P.69)
z
z
WARNING !!
• It is not possible to store the Movie mode.
SAVE THE CUSTOM MODE SETTING
1
Set the above settings to your desired
combination.
2
3
In [
Camera Settings] (P.28) →
[Custom Mode Setting], select from C1,
C2 or C3 by using
buttons. After
button. A
selecting, press the
confirmation dialog will appear.
Press the
button to apply the setting or the
the set-up menu without making any changes.
button to return to
WARNING !!
• When the new setting is saved, the previous stored setting will be
overwritten.
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LOAD THE CUSTOM MODE SETTING
Press the Mode button and set to C1,
C2 or C3.
In custom mode, it is possible to change the above settings temporarily
(except Exposure Mode).
If the setting is changed, ★ mark will appear in
Function Display.
Return to original registered setting by doing the following.
Turn the camera off (this includes the camera turning off
automatically with the Auto Power Off function)
z Press the Mode button and set to another position.
z
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USING THE EXTERNAL
FLASH
This section explains how to use a compact, dedicated,
external flashgun.
THE EXTERNAL FLASH
The DP2 Merrill camera is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing the
use of you a compact, dedicated, external flashgun.
ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-140 DG SA-STTL (SOLD SEPARATELY)
● This compact design flashgun has a maximum Guide Number of 14
(ISO100 / m).
● The TTL exposure is controlled by the automatic S-TTL system.
● This flash unit uses two “AAA” type Ni-MH batteries allowing it to
have a compact design.
● It is also possible to use the EF-140 DG SA-STTL in manual mode.
● It can be used with the SD1 / SD15 / SD14 digital SLR camera and
its exposure will be controlled with the S-TTL system.
USING THE EXTERNAL FLASH
1
Turn
off the camera and attach the
flashgun by referring to its instruction
manuals.
2
Turn on the camera and set the flashgun
switch to TTL.
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3
Make sure that the Flash Mode icon is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
• While the built-in flash is charging,
and the shutter cannot be released.
and Auto Focus Lamp blink
■ Flash photography can be used in the following range. (P Mode)
ISO
ISO AUTO
Flash Exposure Range
0.28m ~ 7.3m
ISO100
0.28m ~ 5.0m
ISO200
0.28m ~ 7.1m
ISO400
0.28m ~ 10.0m
ISO800
0.28m ~ 14.1m
ISO1600
0.28m ~ 20.0m
ISO3200
0.28m ~ 28.3m
ISO6400
0.28m ~ 40.0m
SETTING THE FLASH MODE
It is possible to select other flash modes such as Exposure
Compensation mode or Red-Eye Reduction mode.
The Flash Mode can be set in the Quick Set Menu (P.35) or
[ Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Flash] → [Flash Mode].
Normal Flash (Default)
Redeye
Slow Sync.
Redeye + Slow
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NORMAL FLASH
When you pop-up the built-in flash, you can use your camera in this
mode.
● Please use this mode for ordinary photography.
RED-EYE REDUCTION FLASH (Redeye)
When taking a picture with flash, sometimes the person’s eyes reflects
the flash light and the “redeye” phenomenon will appear in the picture.
In order to avoid this effect, the flash will blink several times, for about
one second before the picture is taken, in order to reduce the effect of
this phenomenon.
● Depending on the lighting and subject conditions, the Redeye
Reduction flash may not completely eliminate the redeye in all cases.
SLOW SYNCHRO MODE
When using the flash with P/A mode, the shutter speed value is
limited to faster than 1/50. The slow synchro mode changes the shutter
speed up to 30 second depending on light condition. This mode is
suitable for a portrait in a nightscape.
CAUTION!!
• The Flash Mode can not be set if the flashgun is not attached to the
camera, or the flashgun is turned off.
• It is not possible to use the Red-eye reduction flash when Manual
Flash mode is selected on the external flash unit.
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FLASH EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
It is possible to compensate the flash output level without changing
the background’s exposure.
The Flash Exposure Compensation can be set from [ Capture
Settings] (P.28) → [Flash] → [Flash Exposure Compensation].
Select the desired compensation value by using the
buttons.
● Flash Exposure compensation can be set in 1/3 stop increments from
+3.0 to -3.0 stops.
● When the Flash Exposure Compensation is set,
the icon and compensation value will be
displayed on the left of the LCD monitor.
CAUTION!!
• The flash exposure compensation can not be set if the flashgun is
not attached to the camera, or the flashgun is turned off.
• The flash exposure compensation will not disable automatically.
After taking the picture, set the compensation value to ±0.0 by
above procedure.
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REVIEWING AND
DELETING IMAGES
This section explains how to review and delete images after
they have been captured.
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• The DP2 Merrill may not be able to display images captured by other
cameras, or “DP2 Merrill” images that have been renamed or moved
from the DCIM folder on the card.
QUICK PREVIEW
The DP2 Merrill camera can be set to automatically display a
preview of each image immediately after it is taken. This is
useful for instantly checking exposure and framing.
CHANGING THE QUICK PREVIEW DURATION
The Quick Preview image can be completely disabled, if you select
‘Off’, or displayed for 2, 5, or 10 seconds.
The Quick Preview Duration can be set from [
(P.28) → [Quick Preview].
Capture Settings]
QUICK PREVIEW OPTIONS
Off
No preview image is displayed.
2 sec. (Default) Preview image is displayed for 2 seconds.
5 sec.
Preview image is displayed for 5 seconds.
10 sec.
Preview image is displayed for 10 seconds.
•
icon is the recommended setting for conserving the electronic power.
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• To
manually turn off the Quick Preview image, press the shutter
button half-way.
• It will not be possible to zoom in to the preview image, or change to
another image while the Quick Preview is up.
REVIEWING IMAGES
The pictures captured by the DP2 Merrill can be reviewed in
various ways.
To review images captured by the DP2 Merrill camera press the
button on the back of the camera. The last image recorded on
the card will be displayed on the color LCD monitor.
Press the
button to display an image on the color
LCD monitor.
Press the
mode.
button again to change to shooting
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• Even
if the camera is switched off, images can be reviewed by
pressing and holding the
button for 2 seconds.
• If
no new images have been captured, the last reviewed image will
be displayed.
• If there are no images on the card, an error message “No images on
Memory card” will be displayed.
• When
reviewing images, if the
button is pressed or the shutter
button is pressed “half-way”, the DP2 Merrill will be changed back to
shooting mode.
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VIEWING ONE IMAGE AT A TIME
Press the
button on the back of the camera to see the recorded
images in Single-Image View.
WHILE IN SINGLE-IMAGE VIEW:
z Press the
button to see the next image.
z Press the
button to see the previous image.
z Press the
button to switch the information as follows (P.39).
Display Date and Time
1
2
5
1
2
3
4
5
3
6
Display Image Info
4
1
7
Battery Level Indicator
Image Size
Image Quality
Folder numbering - File numbering
file number/total files recorded
6 Date
5
7
8
9
10
11
2
3
4
8
9 10
11
Time
Shutter Speed
F Number
Exposure Compensation Value*
ISO Sensitivity
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• To scroll through images more quickly, press and hold the
buttons.
Images will advance automatically until the button is released.
• The first and last recorded images on the card are linked. Pressing the
button while the first image is displayed brings up the last recorded
image on the card. Pressing the
button while the last image is
displayed brings up the first recorded image on the card.
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MAGNIFYING IMAGES
(ZOOMED-IN VIEW)
Reviewed images can be magnified, making it possible to check
image details and focusing.
While reviewing images, rotate the Command- Dial
to the
position.
The magnification ratio will be changed as follows.
Original→ X1.25→X1.6→ X2.0→X2.5→ X3.15→X4.0→ X5.0→X6.3→
X8.0→X10.0
WHILE IN ZOOMED-IN VIEW:
z
Rotate the Command-Dial to the
position to increase magnification.
z
Rotate the Command-Dial to the
position to decrease magnification.
z
Press the
z
Press the
buttons or the
buttons to pan around the image.
button to return to the original ratio.
CAUTION!!
• While magnifying an image, the
buttons cannot be used to
change images. Rotate the Command-Dial to the
position or
press the
button to return to the original ratio (Single-image
View), then use the
buttons to change images.
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VIEWING NINE IMAGES AT A TIME (CONTACT SHEET VIEW)
Images can be viewed in a "contact sheet" of nine thumbnail
images.
While reviewing images, rotate the Command- Dial
to the
position.
WHILE IN CONTACT SHEET VIEW:
z
Press the
z
Rotate the Command-Dial to the
image will be reviewed.
buttons to change the thumbnail image selection.
position, the selected thumbnail
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• The first and last page are linked. The first page is displayed after
the last page.
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VIEWING IMAGE INFORMATION
The Image Info Screen contains additional information about each
image.
Press the
button several times from the Single-Image or
Zoomed-In View.
1
2
3
4
Battery Level Indicator
Image Size
Image Quality
Folder numbering
18
19
20
21
5 File numbering
22
6 Lock *
7 Mark *
8 Color Mode
23
24
25
9 Contrast
26
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Sharpness
Saturation
Exposure Mode
Shutter Speed
F Number
Exposure Compensation Value
ISO Sensitivity
Focus Mode *
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
Metering Mode
White Balance
Drive Mode
Auto Bracket *
Flash Exposure Compensation
Value
Flash Mode *
Focal Length
Camera name
File Number /
total files recorded
DATE
TIME
Histogram (Brightness)
Histogram (Red)
Histogram (Green)
Histogram (Brue)
Focusing Frame
*If these features are set, the icon will be displayed.
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WHILE IN IMAGE INFO SCREEN:
z Press the
button again to return to the original Single-Image
View.
z
Different images can be selected in Single-Image View by pressing
.
MAGNIFIED IMAGES IN IMAGE INFO SCREEN
While the Image Info Screen is
displayed, it is possible to magnify
the image by rotating the Commanddirection. It is possible
Dial to the
to obtain detailed histogram information
for a particular section of an image.
z
For more information on the histogram see the next section.
While magnifying the image in the Image Info Screen:
z Press the
buttons to pan to another part of the image.
(Histogram will update automatically to reflect the new values.)
to
the
position
to
increase
z
Rotate the Command-Dial
magnification.
z
Rotate the Command-Dial to the
magnification.
z
Press
to cancel magnification and view the Image Info Screen
for full image.
position to decrease
CAUTION!!
• While magnifying an image, the
buttons cannot be used to
change images. Rotate the Command-Dial to the
position or
press the
button to return to the original ratio, then use the
buttons to change images.
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HISTOGRAM
The histogram is a graph depicting the distribution of brightness
values in the image for each of the three color channels (Red, Green,
and Blue) (The histogram displayed in the Shooting Mode is the
distribution of tones in the image). The horizontal axis shows the
brightness level, with darker pixels towards the left side and brighter
pixels toward the right. The vertical axis shows the proportion of
pixels at each level of brightness.
By examining the histogram of the full image, you can gauge the overall
exposure of that image. You can also use the histogram to determine if
zoomed-in sections of an image are over or under exposed.
This histogram shows that the higher pixel
values are never used in the image,
indicating that the image is underexposed,
and therefore will appear dark. In general,
when the histogram is higher on the left side,
the image is mostly composed of dark
pixels, causing it to appear dark—either
because the image is underexposed or
because it is a dark scene such as night
shot or sunset.
This histogram shows a fairly even
distribution of pixel values, indicating that
the image is well exposed, with good
contrast.
However,
the
histogram
distribution of a well exposed image will
vary greatly depending on the subject.
This histogram shows that many of the pixel
values are at their brightness limit,
indicating that some areas of the image
may be blown out. In general, when the
histogram runs off the right side, the image
will have many white pixels—either because
the image is overexposed or because it is a
bright scene such as the beach or snow.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A TV
The DP2 Merrill camera can be connected to a television or a
video/DVD recorder using the provided AV cable, allowing the
recorded images to be viewed on the television monitor or
recorded on videotape/DVD.
TO CONNECT THE CAMERA TO A
VIDEO DEVICE
1
Open the USB / AV cover.
2
Connect the AV cable to the<USB / AV>
terminal on the camera body.
3
Connect the yellow AV cable plug into the
video input terminal and the white plug
into the audio terminal of the TV
4
Turn on the camera and video device.
WARNING !!
• Please do not use any video cable other than the one provided with
your Sigma DP2 Merrill camera. Using other brands may cause
damage.
TIP
• It is recommended that the camera be powered with the AC
adapter (optional) during television playback to avoid draining the
battery.
• The default mode for the video signal is NTSC. When connecting
the camera to a PAL device, the Video Mode setting in the Camera
Set-up menu must be changed. (See P.119,120)
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DELETING FILES
This section describes how to delete the files recorded on a
card.
WARNING !!
• In this chapter, "file" refers to still image and movie.
DELETE A FILE WITH THE DELETE BUTTON
A single file that is displaying can be deleted by
button.
pressing the
1
Select the file that you wish to delete.
2
Press the
displayed.
and a confirmation dialog [Delete current file?] will be
3
To delete the file, select [Yes] by using the
buttons and press the
button. If you don’t delete the file, select [No] by using the
buttons and press the
button.
WARNING !!
• If the file is locked, a confirmation dialog [This file is locked.] will come
up and protect from deletion. If you wish to delete the file, it is
necessary to unlock it first. (See P.91 - 93 for information on locking
and unlocking files.)
• Images
deleted.
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stored as RAW+JPG, both the RAW and JPEG files will be
DELETE FILES FROM THE DELETE MENU
It is possible to delete a single file or multiple file from the Delete menu.
1
Press the
[Delete].
button and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to select
2
Select from the following options from the sub-menu.
Current File
Delete the currently selected file only.
All Marked *
Delete all marked images on the card.
(See P.94 - 96 for information on marking images.)
All *
Delete all files on the card. (Locked files are not
deleted) (See P.91 - 93 for information on locking files.)
* It can be activated without viewing images.
3
Press the
or
dialog will appear.
button to confirm your selection. A confirmation
4
Select [Yes] by using the
buttons and press the
button to
apply the setting. If you want to cancel to apply the setting, select [No]
buttons and press the
button.
by using the
TIP
• Marked
images that are also locked will not be deleted with the [All
Marked] menu item. The locked images must be unlocked first.
Marked images are not protected from deletion unless they are also
locked.
WARNING !!
• When
[All Marked] or [All] is done, it may take time to finish them
depending on the number of files in the card.
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OTHER REVIEWING
FEATURES
This section explains how to use Slideshow, Lock, Mark,
Rotate and so on.
LOCKING FILES
Locking protects files from being
accidentally deleted. Locked files must
be unlocked before they can be deleted
by the Delete Menu functions.
LOCK MENU
Lock/Unlock
Lock
Lock All
Unlock
Unlock All
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Lock the currently selected file only. If the file is
already locked, the menu item changes to “Unlock”.
Lock all marked images on the card.
(See P.94 - 96 for information on marking images.)
Lock all files on the card.
Unlock all marked images on the card.
(See P.94 - 96 for information on marking images.)
Unlock all locked files on the card.
CAUTION !!
• Locking
does not prevent files from being erased when the card is
formatted. Review card contents carefully before formatting.
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• Locked files have a “read-only” status when viewed on a computer.
TO LOCK A SINGLE FILE
1
Display the file that you wish to lock.
2
Press the
button and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to
select [Lock]. ( [Lock] in the sub-menu is already selected.)
3
Press the
button or
button.
z A key icon
will appear in the file
indicating that the file is locked.
TIP
• To unlock a locked file, select the locked file and follow the same steps
as above.
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TO LOCK MULTIPLE FILES
1
Press the
[Lock].
button and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to select
2
Select [
Lock] or [Lock All] from the sub-menu.
3
A confirmation dialog will be displayed by pressing the
or
button.
4
Select [Yes] by using the
buttons and press the
button to apply
the setting. If you want to cancel to apply the setting, select [No] by using
the
buttons and press the
button.
z
A key icon
will appear in all locked files.
TIP
• To unlock multiple files, select the [Unlock All] or [ Unlock] in the
Lock Menu.
• The
button can be used as a shortcut key for locking files. (See
P.98)
• It is possible to lock and unlock mulitple files when the images are
not displayed.
WARNING !!
• When [ Lock] or [ Unlock] is done, it may take time to complete
this depending on the number of files in the card.
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MARKING IMAGES
Images can be marked for various
reasons, such as to identify favorites, to
select images for a Slideshow, or to
select images to be deleted with the “All
marked” menu item in the Delete Menu
(P.94-96).
MARK MENU
Mark/Unmark
Mark the currently selected image only. If the
image is already marked, the menu item changes
to “Unmark”.
Mark All
Mark all images on the card.
Unmark All
Unmark all marked images on the card.
TIP
• Images marked on the camera will retain their marked status when
viewed in SIGMA Photo Pro.
WARNING !!
• It is not possible to mark movie files.
TO MARK A SINGLE IMAGE
1
Display the image that you wish to mark.
2
Press the
button and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to select
[Mark]. ([Mark] in the sub-menu is already selected.)
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3
Press the
or
button.
will appear in the image
indicating that the image is marked.
● A flag icon
TIP
• To unmark a marked image, select the marked image and follow
the same steps as above.
• The
button can be used as a shortcut key for marking images.
(See P.98)
MARKING ALL IMAGES
1
Press the
button while displaying an image and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to select [Mark].
2
Select [Mark All] from the sub-menu.
3
A confirmation dialog will be displayed by pressing the
button.
4
or
Select [Yes] by using the
buttons to and press the
button to
apply the setting. If you want to cancel to apply the setting, please
buttons to and press the
button.
select [No] by using the
●
A flag icon
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will appear in all marked images.
TIP
• Select [Unmark All] from the Mark Menu to unmark all marked
images on the card.
• [Mark All] and [Unmark All] can be applied when the images are
not displayed.
WARNING !!
• When [Mark All] or [Unmark All] is done, it may take much time to
finish them depending on the number of files in the card.
ROTATING IMAGES
It is possible to rotate the displayed
image.
ROTATE MENU
Rotate
Rotate the currently selected image 90 degrees to
the right (clockwise).
Rotate
Rotate the currently selected image 90 degrees to
the left (counterclockwise).
1
Display the image that you wish to rotate.
2
Press the
[Rotate].
button to open [
Playback Menu] (P.28), and select
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3
Select the rotation direction: [Rotate
sub-menu.
4
Press the
button or
] or [Rotate
] in the
button.
TIP
• To rotate an image 180 degrees, rotate it twice in the same
direction.
• To get an image back into its original orientation, rotate it in the
opposite direction.
• The
button can be used as a shortcut key for rotating images.
(See P.98)
• Images rotated on the camera will be displayed in their rotated
orientation in SIGMA Photo Pro.
WARNING !!
• When [Applied Rotate] in [
Playback Menu] (P.28) is set to
[Off], it is not possible to select the Rotate Menu.
EXPOSURE WARNING
It is possible to indicate the over-exposed areas by highlighting
them in red.
Set to [On] from [
Playback Menu] (P.28) → [Exposure Warning].
● The Exposure Warning is not indicated in the Quick Preview.
To dismiss the Exposure Warning, set to [Off] from [
Menu] (P.28) → [Exposure Warning].
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Playback
OK BUTTON SHORTCUT
It is possible to allocate a function from the Playback Menu to the
button. The allocated function can be changed by pressing the
button.
The OK Button Shortcut can be set in [
[OK Shortcut].
Playback Menu] (P.28) →
Available functions to allocate to the
button.
Lock/Unlock
Lock the currently selected image by pressing the
button. If the current image is already locked,
the image will be unlocked.
Mark/Unmark
Mark the currently selected image by pressing the
button. If the current image is already
marked, the image will be unmarked.
Rotate
Each time the
button is pressed, rotate the
currently selected image 90 degrees to the right
(clockwise).
Rotate
button is pressed, rotate the
Each time the
currently selected image 90 degrees to the left
(counterclockwise).
Exposure
Warning
button is pressed, toggle the
Each time the
exposure warning on or off.
Image
Magnification
Each time the
button is pressed, toggle
between zoomed-in view (10x) and original ratio.
To dismiss the allocated function, set to [None] from [
Menu] (P.28) → [OK Shortcut].
Playback
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RECORDING SOUND MEMO
It is possible to record a sound memo for 30 seconds to a stored
image, making it convenient to record the shooting situation by
voice.
1
Set to [On] from [
2
Close [
Playback Menu] (P.28) → [Sound Memo].
Playback Menu] by pressing the
3
Press the
recording.
button.
button to start the
z
If the
button is pressed during the
recording, the recording will be
terminated.
z
Recording
will
be
terminated
automatically when 30 seconds has
passed.
To play the recording sound memo,
button. (See P.100 for
press the
instruction of Viewing Images With
Sound.)
WARNING !!
• The sound memo function will not be disabled if it is not cancelled.
Pressing the
button will activate it each time and a new sound
file will overwrite the existing file. To prevent this, please press
[ Off ] after completeing the “recording sound memo” function.
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WARNING !!
• It is not possible to record sound memo if the card has little
capacity.
VIEWING IMAGES WITH SOUND
1
When the image with sound is selected
during image review, the
Icon and
the Control Icons are displayed on the
color LCD monitor.
2
Press the
sound.
Press the
sound.
button to play the recorded
button again to stop the
WARNING !!
• It
is not possible to play the recorded sound when the camera is in
Zoomed-In View or Contact Sheet.
TIP
• If you want to change the volume of the recorded sound, it is possible
to change the setting from [ Camera Settings] (P.28) → [Sound
Settings] → [Playback Volume]. Please see [Sound Settings] in
P.113 for more information.
• The sound recording (.WAV file) that is attached to the still image will
be stored in the same folder and have the same file name as the
image file. For example, the image file name will be SDIM0010.JPG
and sound file name will be SDIM0010.WAV. When reviewing the
files with your PC it is not possible to open still image and sound
image at same time. Please open “WAV” file with dedicated software.
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SHOWING A SLIDESHOW
All images on the card, or only selected images, can be shown in
an automatic playback mode using the DP2 Merrill camera’s
Slideshow feature.
SLIDESHOW MENU
All Images
Start an automated slideshow of all images on the
card.
Locked Images
Start an automated slideshow of all locked images
on the card.
Marked Images
Start an automated slideshow of all marked images
on the card.
Slideshow
Settings
It is possible to set the length of time that each picture
will be displayed and the availability of Repeat.
WARNING !!
• When viewing a slideshow, only first frame of a movie file will be
displayed.
TO START A SLIDESHOW
1
Press the
button while displaying an image and open [
Playback Menu] (P.28) to select [Slideshow].
2
Select [All Images], [Locked Images] or [Marked Images] in the
sub-menu.
3
The Slideshow starts by pressing the
To terminate the slideshow, press the
or
button.
button.
WARNING !!
• When [Marked Images] is selected, it may take time to start the
Slideshow depending on the number of files to be displayed.
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CHANGING SLIDESHOW SETTINGS
Select the [Slideshow Settings] in
Slideshow Menu and then press the
button to open the setting display.
or
SLIDESHOW SETTING MENU
Duration
2 sec.
5 sec.
10 sec.
Set the length of time that each image in a
slideshow is displayed.
Repeat
No
Yes
Set whether the slideshow loops
continuously or stops on the last image.
Duration
buttons, then select the desired
Select [Duration] using the
buttons.
number of seconds by pressing the
Repeat
Select [Repeat] using the
buttons.
pressing the
buttons, then select [No] or [Yes] by
button to confirm the Slideshow settings or
Press
close the confirmation dialog without any change.
button to
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DPOF (DIGITAL PRINT ORDER FORMAT)
When printing images at a photo lab, it is possible to specify which
photos and quantity to print in advance, using the DPOF menu.
This is also available when making prints using a DPOF
compatible printer.
WARNING !!
• In the case of RAW images (files with X3F extension), DPOF
printing is not possible.
1
Press the
button to select [DPOF] in [
while displaying an image.
2
Select the desired option using the
or
Playback Menu] (P.28)
button.
DPOF MENU
Select / Quantity
Set the print quantity by pressing the
buttons. To set number of copies from
multiple images, select the image that you
buttons
wish to print by pressing the
and then set the print quantity for each
buttons. Press
image by pressing the
button to apply the setting.
the
Select All Images
This option selects all still images on the
card for printing. Set print quantity by
buttons and press the
pressing the
button to apply the setting.
Cancel All Selections
Reset all print quantity settings. Press the
button to cancel all print quantity
settings.
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RECORDING AND
PLAYING BACK MOVIES
RECORDING MOVIES
It is possible to record movies with sound.
●
The image size is VGA (640X480) (Image area is 640X426, black
stripes is recorded down).
●
The number of shooting frames per second (frame rate) is 30 frames.
●
The movie will be stored as an AVI file. (For instance, file number
0023 will be SDIM0023.AVI.)
Available recording time counter
Elapsed time counter
1
Set the Mode Dial to the
position.
2
Press the shutter button to start recording the movie. (During recording,
icon and the busy lamp will blink.)
the
3
To terminate recording, press the shutter button again.
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● When the focus mode is set to AF, the focus will be locked by
pressing the shutter button “half-way”. During movie recoding, the
focus will remain locked.
● When the focus mode is set to MF, the focus will be locked to the
position set by the Focus ring when pressing the shutter button.
During movie recoding, the focus will remain locked, even if the
Focus ring is rotated.
● It is not possible to change the following settings in the Functions for
Capture Settings] and [ Camera Settings] in Movie
shooting, [
Mode.
Functions for shooting
Quick Set Menu (P.35)
Capture Settings
ISO Sensitivity (P.62)
Auto Bracketing (P.69)
Drive Mode (P.54)
Image Quality (P.64)
Image Size (P.63)
Color space (P.64)
Auto Rotate (P.73)
Quick Preview (P.80)
Camera Settings
Custom Mode Setting (P.74)
Custom QS (P.37)
z
The recording capacity of cards is as shown below.
1GB
10 min
2GB
20 min
4GB
40 min
8GB
80 min
WARNING !!
• The camera’s operation sound might be recorded while shooting the
movie.
• The available recording time is dependent on the size of the SD card
used. It is also possible that recording might be terminated during
shooting due to the capacity of the card in use.
• The maximum recording data size for one movie shoot is 2GB.
The
recording will be terminated automatically when the recording data
size exceeds 2GB.
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WARNING !!
• The
recording will be terminated when the battery power is
insufficient.
• The remaining time display might not change constantly because it is
calculated from the capacity of the card while shooting.
• The remaining time display can show a maximum of 99 min. 59 sec.
If a large capacity card is used, the remaining time counter will not
change from 99:59 until the recording time is 99min: 59 sec. or less.
• Custom
white balance cannot be captured in Movie Mode. If you
wish to use custom white balance, please capture it in still image
mode and then change the camera back to Movie Mode.
PLAYING BACK MOVIES
How to playback movies.
1
When movie playback is selected, the first one frame of the movie is
displayed as a still picture. The control icons are displayed on the
bottom right of the movie playback screen.
2
Press the
button to playback the movie.
Movie playback screen
Recorded time
Elapsed playback time counter
Control Icons
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Movie play back screen・・・
button to terminate playback.
Press the
Press the
Press the
button to pause playback.
button to fast-forward.
button is pressed, the fast-forward speed
(Each time the
changes to 2x, 4x and 8x faster. By pressing the
button,
the speed slows down.)
Press the
button to fast-rewind.
(Each time the
button is pressed, the fast-rewind speed
changes to 2x, 4x and 8x faster. By pressing the
button,
the speed slows down.)
When “pause” is selected・・・
button to terminate playback.
Press the
Press the
button to restart playback.
Keep pressing the
button to play in slow motion.
Keep pressing the
button to rewind in slow motion.
TIP
• If you want to change the volume of the recorded sound, it is possible
to change the setting from [
Camera Settings] (P.28) → [Sound
Settings] → [Playback Volume]. Please see [Sound Settings] in
P.113 for more information.
• After transferring the files to your PC, please play AVI files with
dedicated software.
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CHANGING OTHER SETTINGS
This section explains how to change the setting of basic
camera operation to your desired settings.
FILE NUMBERING SYSTEM
Stored data is automatically assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9999.
When data is being reviewed, the file number of each image is
displayed in the right corner on the color LCD monitor (see P.82, 85).
The file number is also incorporated into the filename of the image.
The filename consists of “SDIM” followed by the 4-digit file number and
extension. For example: image number 0023 will be stored in the file
SDIM0023.X3F. All DP2 Merrill image files will be stored to ###SIGMA
folder of the DCIM folder in the card.
●
When [Adobe RGB] is selected from [
Shooting Menu] (P.28) →
[Color space], the filename will consist of “_SDI” instead of “SDIM”.
●
File numbering can be continuous, or can be reset every time an
empty card is detected. The File Numbering can be set from
[ Camera Settings] (P.28) → [File Numbering].
FILE NUMBERING OPTIONS
Numbering is continuous. The first file number assigned
on an empty card will be one higher than the last
Continuous assigned number. (If the inserted card contains DP2
(Default)
Merrill images with file numbers greater than the last
assigned number, file numbering will continue with one
higher than the highest file number on the card.)
Auto Reset
Each time an empty card is inserted, or all images on
the current card are deleted, the file number will reset to
its default value of 0001. (If the inserted card already
contains DP2 Merrill images, the file number will not be
reset).
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WARNING !!
z When
Folder numbering / File numbering is reached to
“999-9999”, even if the card has the capacity, the message of
[Card Full] will be displayed and it is not possible to take pictures
any more. Please check the File numbering in reviewing display.
If the file number of “999-9999” exists in the card, please proceed
as follow.
1. Transfer all files in the card to your PC.
2. Format the card.
3. If the [File Numbering] is set to [Continuous], once set to
[Auto Reset].
4. If you usually set [File numbering] to [Continuous], set to
[Continuous] once again.
z If you wish to continue to take pictures with any other card, please
proceed it from step 3.
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CUSTOMIZING THE DIAL AND BUTTON
It is possible to customize the allocation and dial direction of the
Command Dial and the
buttons, and the dial direction of the
Focus ring as follows in Exposure mode.
KEY ARRANGEMENT
The Command Dial and the
button are used for changing the
aperture value, shutter speed and exposure compensation. It is
possible to change the function of them for each Exposure Mode.
It is possible to set from [
arrangement].
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Key
Select the desired Exposure Mode by
button and change the
pressing the
button. To
function by using the
button.
apply the setting, press the
● To
reset to the default setting, please
button and then press
press the
button.
the
REVERSE DIAL DIRECTION SETTING
It is possible to reverse the Dial direction and Focus ring direction.
It is possible to set from [
Dial Direction Setting].
Capture Settings] (P.28) → [Reverse
Select the option you want to change by
using the
buttons. Then select
[Original] or [Reverse] and press the
button to apply the setting.
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Aperture / Shutter speed
Original
(Default)
Reverse
Aperture Value
Shutter Speed
Open
Stop down
Slow
Fast
Open
Fast
Slow
Stop down
Exposure compensation
Exposure Compensation Value
Original
(Default)
Reverse
Under Expose
Over Expose
Over Expose
Under Expose
Focus Ring
Focus Position
Original
(Default)
Reverse
Close
Distant
Distant
Close
WARNING !!
• It is not possible to reverse the direction of the
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buttons.
LCD OFF AND AUTO POWER OFF
The DP2 Merrill has [LCD Off] and [Auto Power Off] functions in
order to conserve battery power. If not used for a predetermined
amount of time, the color LCD monitor or power will be turned off
automatically.
LCD Off
If not used for a predetermined amount of time, the backlight of the color
LCD monitor will be turned off automatically. Although the color LCD
monitor is turned off, the camera power remains ON, therefore, each
button can be operated normally. It is possible to change to shooting
mode, upon pressing the shutter button halfway.
Auto Power Off
If not used for a predetermined amount of time, the camera will be turned
off automatically. While the camera is in Auto Power Off, each button will
not function. It is necessary to press the Power switch to terminate Auto
Power Off.
Set the Auto Power Off from [
Off] and [Auto Power Off].
Camera Settings] (P.28) → [LCD
LCD Off Option
Auto Power Off Option
Off
Off
10 sec.
30 sec.
30 sec.
1 min.
1 min. (Default)
5 min. (Default)
5 min.
10 min.
10 min.
•
icon is the recommended setting for conserving the electronic power.
TIP
• To disable LCD Off, set [LCD Off] to [Off].
• To disable Auto Power Off, set [Auto Power Off] to [Off].
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WARNING !!
• It is not possible to set [LCD Off] for a longer time than [Auto Power
Off]. For example, when [LCD Off] is set to [5 min.] and [Auto
Power Off] is set to [1 min.], the [LCD Off] setting will be changed to
[1 min.] automatically.
SOUND SETTINGS
This section explains settings about the Shutter Sound, Operation
Sound, Sound Volume and Playback Volume.
These sound settings can be set from [
[Sound Setting].
Capture Settings] (P.28) →
Shutter Sound
It is possible to set the Shutter Sound by setting to [On] or [Off].
z The default setting is [On].
Operation Sound
It is possible to set the Operation Sound when the focus is verified, alarm
when the focus is not verified and operation sound of the self-timer by
setting to [On] or [Off].
z The default setting is [On].
Sound Volume
It is possible to set the volume of Shutter Sound and Operation Sound
from 0 to 5 in six levels. It is possible to down the volume by the
button and up by the
button.
z Setting of 0 does not make sound.
z The default setting is 3.
Playback Volume
It is possible to set the Playback Volume and Sound Memo volume from
0 to 5 in six levels. It is possible to reduce the volume by pressing the
button and increase the volume by pressing the
button.
z
z
Setting of 0 does not make sound.
The default setting is 3.
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RESET TO THE DEFAULTS
It is possible to reset the settings to the defaults.
It is possible to reset settings to defaults from [
(P.28) → [Camera Reset].
Reset all settings of [
Camera Settings]
Capture Settings] (Blue tab) to the defaults.
In [Camera Reset] menu, Select [Yes]
button and press the
by pressing the
button.
To cancel the reset settings, select [NO]
button and press the
by pressing the
button.
If you want to reset all the camera settings, including other settings,
you will have to reset the camera to factory defaults. In [Camera
to show the message [Reset all camera
Reset] menu, press
settings to factory defaults?].
To reset all camera settings to factory defaults, please select [Yes] by
buttons and press the
button.
pressing the
To cancel the reset settings, select [NO] by pressing the
button.
and press the
buttons
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CONNECTING TO A
COMPUTER
CONNECTING YOUR CAMERA TO A COMPUTER
The DP2 Merrill camera can be connected directly to a computer
using the provided USB cable. Make sure that the camera is off
before connecting it to the computer. Data transfer rates will vary
depending on the computer and operating system used. For further
information, please refer to Help within SIGMA Photo Pro.
1
Turn the computer on.
2
Connect your camera to a computer with
the provided USB cable.
WARNING!!
• Please ensure your computer is not in sleep mode whilst your camera
connects to the computer. It may cause the data to be lost or
damaged.
• Do
not connect another USB cable to the computer while your
camera is connecting to the computer. It may cause the data to be
lost or damaged.
• Please use only the USB cable supplied with your camera.
• The shutter button and color LCD monitor will be disabled
while the
camera is connected to the computer via a USB cable.
• The Auto Power Off function does not work while connecting the USB
cable.
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REFERENCE
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-140 DG SA-STTL
This compact design flashgun has a maximum Guide Number of 14
(ISO100 / m). Please see P.76 for more information.
VIEW FINDER VF-21
This high performance Albada inversed Galilean type Finder mounts on
the hot shoe. It offers a framing guide for deciding the composition
without the color LCD monitor and accurate framing unaffected by
external light condition.
LENS HOOD LH2-01
This lens hood blocks out extraneous light and reduces flare and
ghosting. It can be attached to the tip of the lens easily.
CLOSE-UP LENS AML-2
Mount the Close-up lens to the tip of the DP2 Merrill for close-up
photography. Though the minimum focusing distance of the DP2 Merrill
is 28cm, it is possible to reduce this to 19cm with the AML-2 Close-Up
Lens. The lens construction of 2 elements in 1 group provides
correction for color aberration and distortion and delivers a high level of
optical performance.
AC ADAPTER SAC-5
This is used to provide a constant electricity supply and is
recommended when taking indoor shots or connecting the camera to
your computer to transfer data. (DC Connecter CN-11 is included with
this camera to connect the AC adapter to the computer.) (P.23)
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MAINTENANCE
■ Do not use chemicals or other cleaning agents such as thinners or
benzene for cleaning the camera and lens. Use a clean, soft cloth
and blower to clean the camera and lens. Lens cleaners can be
used for removing fingerprints.
■ Do not lubricate the camera.
■ Use a blower to remove dust and dirt from the color LCD monitor. To
remove fingerprints or other stains from the LCD monitor, wipe the
surface gently with a soft, clean cloth. Do not apply excessive force,
as this could damage the LCD monitor.
HOW TO STORE THE CAMERA
■ If you intend to store the camera for a long time, remove the battery.
■ To avoid growth of fungus, store the camera and lens in a dry, cool
and ventilated place, with a drying agent such as silica gel. Keep
your equipment away from chemicals.
NOTE ON THE TFT COLOR LCD MONITOR
■ A few pixels may always be lit or may never light on the LCD monitor.
This is not a failure or malfunction. Images recorded with the camera
will not be affected.
■ Because of the normal physical characteristics of the liquid crystal,
the reaction of the display may become slow at low temperatures. At
high temperatures, the display may become dark, but it will return to
normal at room temperature.
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EXPLANATION OF TERMS
AE
Auto Exposure; by using a built-in exposure meter, the camera determines
the correct exposure value, which is a combination of shutter speed and
aperture value.
AE Lock
The camera will fix and memorize the exposure value with AE lock. For
example, if a photographic subject is placed in the center and exposure
value of the composition is fixed, the brightness of the background will not
influence the exposure, even if the composition changes and the subject is
moved from the center of a screen. (AE lock button must be used).
AF
Auto Focus; by using a built-in sensor, camera adjusts the focusing
automatically.
AF Lock
In AF shooting mode, you can lock the focus on the main subject. For
instance, compose the desired subject in the center of the viewfinder. With
the focus fixed at the same setting, you can re-compose the picture with the
subject off-center and take pictures. (Please press the shutter button
“Half-way” to use this feature with the Sigma DP2 Merrill).
Aperture
The lens opening of the iris diaphragm inside the lens. The amount of light,
which strikes the image sensor, is adjusted by the iris diaphragm. The
f-number (Focal Length/Diameter of the Aperture Opening) describes the
size of this opening, the size of the hole can be made larger or smaller. A
large aperture (low f-number) gives bright results and a small aperture (high
f-number) gives darker results.
Auto Power-Off
To save battery power, the DP2 Merrill camera will automatically turn itself
off if it is not used for a period of time.
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) can perform signal
amplication on a per-pixel basis. Significant current flows only during the
switching operation. Therefore a CMOS image sensor can scan data
rapidly, sustain high-speed operation and consume less energy. Recent
technological and production improvements in digital imaging systems are
making CMOS more and more competitive in terms of image quality and
cost.
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Color Temperature
The numerical expression of the tone of the light, produced by a light source.
The standard unit for color temperature is degrees Kelvin (K). The sunny
daylight used as a standard near 5600 K. Low color temperature implies
warmer more yellow/red light while high color temperature implies a colder
more blue light. The typical color temperature of Tungsten light is 3200 K
grade, a personal computer is 9300 K.
Exposure.
The amount of light reaching the image sensor’s surface. The exposure is
controlled by the combination of aperture and shutter speed.
EV
Exposure Value (EV) is a numerical value that expresses the amount of
light for a given exposure, and depends on brightness of the photographic
subject and sensitivity of the film. If a photographic subject is bright, then
this numerical value will be large, and if the subject is dark then this
numerical value will be small. If two-times of light reaches the film surface
then the difference in exposure value will be +1, and if the amount of light is
reduced by half, the exposure value changes by -1.
Histogram
The histogram function is a graphic representation of how bright and dark
pixels are distributed in an image. The histogram function enables a precise
check on the exposure of the photo.
ISO Sensitivity
ISO(International Organization for Standardization); refers to the number
assigned to each silver halide film, which indicates film speed or the film's
relative sensitivity to light, the higher the number, the greater
photosensitivity and vice versa. Digital cameras also use standard ISO
sensitivity ratings like silver halide films.
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group has established a standard method for
compressing and decompressing the digitized images. If the rate of
compression is high the file size will be small but picture quality will be
decreased.
NTSC
National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) video format is primarily
used in the United States, Japan, Canada etc. The NTSC is a standard for
television and videos, which defines a composite video signal with a refresh
rate of 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second. Each frame contains 525
lines and can contain 16 million different colors.
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PAL
Phase Alternating Line (PAL) video format, primarily used in Europe,
excluding France, as well as Australia and parts of the Far East. PAL
delivers 625 lines at 50 half-frames per second.
RAW
The RAW image format is the data as it comes directly from the image
sensor of the camera. No in-camera processing is performed before
transferring the image to computer.
Shutter Speed
The camera’s shutter opens for a length of time to control the amount of
light that reaches the imaging element. The length of time that shutter blinds
are open allowing light to strike the image sensor is called a shutter speed.
White Balance
The human eye and brain adapt to changes in lighting conditions, not only
to intensity, but also to the color characteristic of the light source, so that
colors of the objects look normal or accurate. For example, a white object
will appear white whether it is viewed under sunlight, tungsten or
fluorescent illumination. However, color film or digital camera must be
adjusted, so that colors will be represented accurately, under different types
of illumination. This adjustment is called white balance. The function to
adjust a white balance automatically is called automatic white balance.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with your camera or cannot take good
pictures, consult the list below as you check the camera before
requesting repairs.
Nothing is displayed on the color LCD monitor.
Battery is exhausted.
► Replace the battery. (P.18 - 22)
LCD Monitor is set to OFF mode.
► Press the
button to display the color LCD monitor. (P.38)
Camera is in LCD Off mode.
► Press the shutter button “half-way” or any other button. (P.112)
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The shutter does not release.
The camera is busy writing to the card.
► Please wait until the card busy light goes off.
Card is full.
► Insert a new card or delete unwanted images. (P.89 - 91)
Autofocus does not operate.
Focusing mode is set to MF.
► Change the focusing mode by pressing the Focus mode button.
(P.49)
The camera has turned off automatically.
Auto Power Off is activated.
► The Auto Power Off function is set in order to conserve battery
power. If it is inconvenient, please set the Auto Power Off to “Off”.
(P.112)
Cannot shoot or store images.
Card is full
► Insert a new card or delete unwanted images. (P.89 - 91)
Battery is exhausted.
► Replace the battery. (P.18 - 22)
The write protection switch is in the ‘LOCK’ position.
► Please unlock the write protection switch on the card. (P.10)
Image data on the card is corrupted.
► If important data remains in the card after transferring it to your PC,
please format the card. (P.42)
Difficulty seeing the images on the color LCD monitor.
Dust or dirt has adhered to the color LCD monitor.
► Clean the color LCD monitor with a blower or eyeglass cloth.
(P.117)
The color LCD monitor is worn out.
► Please consult the retailer from which you purchased the camera
or contact the nearest Sigma Service Center.
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Pictures are coming out blurred
AF may not be activated when the shutter was pressed.
► Press the shutter button “half-way” and press it after the focusing
point is illuminated in green. (P.49)
Focusing mode is set to MF.
► Change the focusing mode by pressing the Focus mode button.
(P.49)
Camera shake is occurred.
► Use the flashguns or tripod. (P.76)
Cannot delete images.
Images may be locked.
► Unlock the images. (P.91 - 93)
The write protection switch is in the ‘LOCK’ position.
► Please unlock the write protection switch on the card. (P.10)
Incorrect date and time is shown.
Date and time setting may be incorrect.
► Enter the correct date and time in the Set-up Menu. (P.27)
No image appears on the TV monitor.
The AV cable is not connected properly.
► Reconnect the AV cable.
The video terminal (yellow) and the audio terminal (white) are not
connected properly.
► Reconnect the video terminal (yellow) and audio terminal (white) to
the correct position. (P.88)
Cannot play-back sound
Sound volume is set 0.
► The Sound Volume can be set from [
Camera Settings] (P.28)
→ [Sound Settings] → [Sound Volume]. (P.113)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
Color Photo
Detectors
Aspect Ratio
Lens
Lens F number
Lens Construction
Shooting Range
Filter Size
Storage Media
Recording Format
File Format
Image size
(Number of Pixels)
Image Quality
(Still Image )
White Balance
Color Mode
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Focus
AF Point
Focus Lock
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FOVEON X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
23.5 × 15.7mm
Total Pixels : 48MP
Effective Pixels : 46MP (4,800×3,200×3 layers)
3:2
30mm (35mm equivalent focal length:45mm))
F2.8 ~ F16
6 Groups, 8 Elements
28 cm ~ ∞, 100 cm ~ ∞ (LIMIT mode)
49mm
SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Multi Media Card
Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0, DPOF
Lossless compression RAW Data (12-bit)
Still image JPEG (High、Medium、Low)
RAW+JPEG
Movie
AVI
HIGH:4704 x 3136
Still image MED:3264 x 2176
LOW:2336 x 1568
Movie
VGA : 640×480 (Image area 640×426)
RAW, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic),
RAW+JPEG(Fine)
8 types (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast,
Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
7 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape,
B&W*, Sepia*) * Only JPEG mode
AUTO (ISO200~ISO800)
ISO100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Contrast Detection Type
9 points select mode, Free move mode
(It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to
Spot, Regular and Large.)
Shutter release halfway-down position
(AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu
setting)
Manual Focus
Metering System
Exposure Control
System
Exposure
Compensation
AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
Shutter Speed
Flash Mode
External Flash
Sync.
Drive Modes
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor
Language
Interface
Power
Battery Life
Dimensions
Weight
Focus Ring type
Evaluative metering,
Center-Weighted Average Metering
Spot metering
(P) Program AE, (S) Shutter Priority AE,
(A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
AE lock button
Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for
appropriate exposure
1/2000* - 30sec.
(*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction Flash,
Slow Synchro Mode
Hotshoe (X Sync. Contact)
Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.)
Interval timer, Infinite Shooting
approx. 920,000 pixels, 3.0 inches TFT color LCD
monitor
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish /
Italian / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese /
Korean / Russian / Dutch / Polish / Portuguese /
Danish / Swedish / Norwegian / Finnish
USB (USB2.0),
Video Out (NTSC/PAL), Audio Out (Monaural)
Li-ion Battery BP-41,
AC Adapter SAC-5 (with DC Connector CN-11)
(Optional)
Approx. 97 (+25°c)
121.5mm/4.8”(W) × 66.7mm /2.6”(H) × 59.2mm/2.3”(D)
355g / 12.5oz (without battery and card)
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DP2 Merrill
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
For customers in the U.S.A.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
15 Fleetwood Court, Ronkonkoma,
NY 11779, U.S.A.
TEL: 631 585 1144
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital
devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
z Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
z Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
z Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
z Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of interface cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
Any changes or modifications to this equipment not specified in this manual may void
your warranty.
For customers in the Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).
SIGMA (Deutschland) GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 10/2, D-63322 Roedermark, Germany
Verkauf: 01805-90 90 85-0 Service: 01805-90 90 85-85 Fax(Service): 01805-90 90 85-35
SIGMA CORPORATION
2-4-16 Kurigi, Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 215-8530 Japan
Phone : 044 - 989 - 7430 Fax : 044 - 989 – 7451
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