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Sigma DP1

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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma dp1 Quattro

PC Magazine
1 January 2015
  • 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 Outdated Raw conversion software.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. Certainly I know some photographers who couldn't care less about a lot of modern camera features, but if you've become used to having them, the DP1 Quattro certainly feels quite stripped-down compared to rivals.
  • 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 supplied)., No more detail in Super High mode.
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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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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: If you can put up with the fixed focal length lens and slow write times, and want a compact camera that will produce amazing quality images at low ISO settings - especially from raw files - then the Sigma DP1 Merrill is a great choice.
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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. Paired with a sharp 28mm-equivalent lens, the DP1M's 46-megapixel, three-layered Foveon sensor captures images that demonstrate remarkable per-pixel sharpness and an extra-special dimensionality that has...
  • 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 sharpness (no AA filter), In-camera chromatic aberration suppression, Fast manual focus and prefocused shutter lag, High-resolution (920K-dot) LCD, High, Medium and Low RAW file s...
  • Cons: 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 sharpness (no AA filter), In-camera chromatic aberration suppression, Fast manual focus and prefocused shutter lag, High-resolution (920K-dot) LCD, High, Medium and Low RAW file s...
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Camera Test: Sigma DP1

Pop Photo
17 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Serious photographers tend to look down on compact cameras. But would they change that attitude for one that delivered the same image quality as a DSLR, yet allowed them to travel light? Sigma believes so -- and that they'll pay a premium for its new compact DP1 ($800, street).
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First Look: Sigma DP1

Pop Photo
17 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Since it was first announced a year and a half ago, Sigma's DP1 (street: $799) has been creating buzz. Yes, that's the same base Foveon X3 chip as its DSLR brother, the SD14, taking up a whopping .5 x .8 square inch of real estate in this compact camera. But the DP1 has all new microlenses, a new Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine ("TRUE") processing, a specially designed 28mm f/4 equivalent lens (5 groups/6 elements), a new version of Sigma's Photo Pro RAW...
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Sigma DP1 Selective Focus

Pop Photo
17 September 2009
  • Excerpt: In our test report, we confirmed Sigma's claims that the larger "DSLR-sized" sensor on the DP1, along with the larger pixels it contains, helped this camera achieve the highest image quality rating we've given a compact digital camera all the way up to ISO 800. Several digital compacts (nearly all in the 10MP or higher class) can capture higher resolution and detail, and a few tested as well for color accuracy, but all of these have higher noise levels that become...
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Overall 7
6.7

Sigma DP1 Review

best4reviews.com
1 September 2009
  • 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. However, a quick look over your images and then, like me, you’ll be glad you used the camera to get them. And it is for this reason I've given the DP1 our Editor's Choice award because my pictures are simply stunning. Even if I say so myself.
  • Pros: Image quality, build, RAW shooting.
  • Cons: Performance, Handling, Price, Menus.
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Expert Review

Digital Photography Now
8 August 2009
  • Excerpt: For many keen photographers there is something very special about high specification compact cameras. Unlike DSLRs, such cameras are small and light, easy to carry and even to conceal. They offer a special challenge for the photographer, an alternative style of photography to shooting with a DSLR.
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