Olympus XZ-10 and Sigma DP3 Merrill pricing, shipping dates announced


Olympus finally announced the XZ-10 for the US market with a price of $399 and March 22, 2013 shipping date. Here are the camera's basic specs:

  • 1/2.3" CMOS 12MP back-illuminated sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 26-130mm f/1.8-2.7 lens
  • 40% smaller than the XZ-2
  • Weight (including battery and memory card): 221 g
  • Touch AF shutter control
  • 920 000 dots 3" touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD video


Three weeks after the price was already available at different online retailers, Sigma finally made it official - the DP3 Merrill camera will cost $999 and it will start shipping on February 28th, 2013. The camera's specifications:

  • 46MP Foveon X3 sensor (APS-C 1.5x)
  • 50mm f2.8 lens with SLD glass (Special Low Dispersion)
  • Dual TRUE II Image Processing Engines
  • Minimum focusing of 8.9″
  • Macro shooting at 1:3
  • 9 point AF
  • Face detection
  • 3 inch TFT LCD at 920,000 dots
  • Hot shoe and lens hood
  • SD video recording
  • ISO 100-6400 set in 1/3 steps
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