Red is a new camera (brand) embraced by directors such as Steven Soderbergh and Peter Jacksson – Red is the new cool thing in the world of cinema. And what you probably didn’t know – the DP1 is like a tiny Red. Extremely simplified, but still.
The Red has a sensor-size of 24.4×13.7 mm and DP1 has 20.7 x 13.8 mm. (see comparison) This means that the Red sensor is slightly wider (as in 16:9) than the Foveon equipped DP1. This makes them very similar – the depth of an actual movie using a f4 lens at 28mm would look more or less the same (at least at extremely small size).
Now, what would happen if the next Sigma SLR would have the DP1s movie mode AND with higher resolution. Wouldn’t that be a real killer?! (plus mic in etc) :D
I’m even sure that the Dp1 will get much improved movie mode with time. Sigma is known for good firmware upgrades (at least on the SD14) and hopefully this will continue with the Dp1.
Link to Red.com
Here’s a small little video showing depth from Dp1. :)