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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 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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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 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 8
8.3
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Sigma DP1 Review

What Digital Camera
2 June 2008
  • Summary: The DP1 is not without flaws, but it also has certain charms. Minor adjustments to the design of the camera would certainly make it more usable, and Sigma needs to look at the built-in flash for any subsequent models.
  • Pros: Images generally good, Nice design overall
  • Cons: Poor flash, Hard-to-see button markings, Expensive
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Overall 8
7.6

Sigma DP1

Camera Labs
1 June 2008
  • Summary: We kicked-off this review by describing the DP1 as the most highly anticipated compact camera around, and that’s not just because Sigma’s kept us waiting since announcing it back in 2006.
  • Pros: DSLR sensor in compact body., Superb quality at low sensitivities., Good manual control and manual focusing., Hotshoe for flash and accessories.
  • Cons: Very slow handling: startup, AF, write., Disappointing performance in low light., Pricier than top compacts or budget DSLRs., Basic movie mode.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma dp1 Quattro Review

ePHOTOzine
2 December 2014
  • Summary: The Sigma dp1 Quattro and other Sigma cameras are unique in being the only camera available that uses a multi-layer sensor solution where every pixel records all colour information, making direct comparisons quite difficult.
  • Pros: 4.2fps continuous shooting, Easy to use QS menu system, 2 batteries included, Much improved white balance performance, Exceptional pixel level detail, Very good colour reproduction, Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas, Dual-axis electronic level
  • Cons: No video mode, No auto panoramic shooting mode, Sigma Photo Pro 6 raw processing is slow, Chromatic aberrations and image artefacts in JPEG images, Significantly larger than previous versions, Slow shot to shot time, Noise at ISO800
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10

Sigma DP1 Quattro

PhotographyBLOG
11 November 2014
  • Summary: Sigma continue to take a solitary path with the new DP1 Quattro, remaining the only camera manufacturer to use the Foveon sensor technology. Despite some improvements to the processing speed, the Sigma DP1 Quattro is still a rather slow camera that's really only suited to static or slow-moving...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10

Sigma DP1 Merrill

PhotographyBLOG
18 October 2012
  • Summary: The Sigma DP1 Merrill is a slow, cumbersome, rather unrefined and expensive compact camera that's really only suited to static or slow-moving subjects. Despite all those major misgivings, the images that it produces thanks to the combination of the 19mm fixed lens and the intriguing Foveon X3 sensor...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP1 Merrill Review

ePHOTOzine
10 October 2012
  • Excerpt: We review the Sigma DP1 Merrill, the new compact camera from Sigma with a 46 megapixel Foveon sensor.
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