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Sigma DP1
4.5 out of 10

Sigma DP1

14 megapixel camera with SLR quality sensor External Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma dp1 Quattro

PC Magazine
24 November 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sigma dp1 Quattro is the wide-angle sibling to the dp2 Quattro. Like the dp2, its image quality is outstanding, but it's slow to use and Raw processing requires some patience.
  • Pros: Wide-angle field of view. Foveon APS-C image sensor. Superb image quality at low ISO. Bright, sharp rear LCD. Dual control dials. Quick set menu system.
  • Cons: Slow. Lens lacks image stabilization. Outdated Raw conversion software. Funky design. Lacks built-in EVF or add-on option. No video support. No built-in flash.
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Overall 8
7.9

Sigma DP1 Quattro

Camera Labs
1 November 2014
  • Summary: Then there's the features, or rather lack of them. No viewfinder as standard. No tilting screen. No Bulb mode, movies, Wifi, HDMI, effects (other than a selection of Colour Modes), or focus peaking either.
  • Pros: Crisp, colourful, unique-looking images., Good quality fixed focal lens., Small and light but solid body., Clean and simple controls.
  • Cons: Visible noise even at the lowest sensitivities., No built-in viewfinder., Unusually-shaped body can be hard to hold., Some coloured fringing even with reduction enabled., No exposures longer than 30 seconds., No flash, movies, Wifi, peaking, or effects., Poor battery life (although a spare is sup...
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Sigma DP1 Review

Backpacking Light
6 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Citation "Sigma DP1 Review," by Chris Townsend. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/sigma_dp1_review.html, 2009-02-10 00:10:00-07.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP1 Merrill

PC Magazine
12 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sigma DP1 Merrill is capable of producing amazing images, but you'll have to put a lot of time and effort in to get the most out of this pricey point-and-shoot.
  • Pros: Very sharp lens. APS-C Foveon image sensor. 28mm field of view. Sharp rear LCD.
  • Cons: Cumbersome Raw workflow. Poor JPG output. No HD video support. No EVF option.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The raw files are Sigma's own X3F format, which can only be opened using the supplied Photo Pro software, since even older versions aren't fully supported by any other software.
  • Pros: Excellent images at low ISOs, Manual controls, Good basic control layout
  • Cons: Noise above ISO 400, Slow write times, Slow raw processing software
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
24 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Sigma DP1 Merrill with 19mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equiv) We should start with my recent review of the Sigma DP2 Merrill (DP2M). If you haven't already done so may I suggest that you read it it now before proceeding on this page?
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP1 Merrill

Imaging Resource
8 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Our cons may outweigh the pros for the Sigma DP1 Merrill, but that's a little misleading. Despite the shortcomings of this fixed-lens compact, it delivers some of the most beautiful, detailed images at low ISOs that we've ever seen from a camera in its price range.
  • Pros: Exceptional detail rendition and color resolution at low ISOs, Sharp, relatively fast 28mm-equivelent lens, Simplified, easy-to-use controls that limit menu diving, Good build quality, Quick Set button gives you fast access to preferred key settings, No demosaicing artifacts, Great per-pixel shar...
  • Cons: Fixed focal-length lens limits shooting flexibility, Very poor high-ISO performance, No control over in-camera noise reduction, Need to shoot RAW to take advantage of what the sensor has to offer, No built-in flash, Large macro area, No image stabilization, Slow cycle times and burst mode, Shallo...
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Overall 7
6.7

Sigma DP1 Review

best4reviews.com
11 April 2010
  • Summary: Quite simply, the DP1 provides the best image quality of any compact I’ve yet tested. But the price, overall handling and performance mean I suspect you’ll need to think long and hard to justify the outlay.
  • Pros: Image quality, build, RAW shooting.
  • Cons: Performance, Handling, Price, Menus.
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Overall 9
8.7

Sigma DP1

AskMen.com
5 April 2009
  • Summary: Anyone who pays attention to the compact camera market has had their eyes on the Sigma DP1 for some time now. Ever since the original prototype was unveiled back in 2006, fans have been clamoring over Sigma’s concept of taking a DSLR sensor and outfitting it for a pocket-size digital camera.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Is That a DSLR in Your Pocket...?The two seem completely at odds with each other – image quality and size. It's been a rule of thumb since the invention of photography that a larger camera with a larger recording area (be it silver or silicon) will – all else being equal – produce superior image...
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