the camera does require some patience but you will be rewarded by the best images ever
Roberto Vicente "bodhiu", Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: While not having all the perks of the newer cameras (image stablization or zoom) Sigma has made what counts is the image quality and without a doubt the DP1x is stunning. Yes, the camera does require some patience but you will be rewarded by the best images ever.
Great image quality in a camera that has a Commodore ...
1 December 2014
Summary: Great image quality in a camera that has a Commodore 64 for a computer chip. The software operates the same way. Get used to all the quirks and you have the capability to make great-looking images.
Awesome landscape or architecture "art" camera, not for the timid
J. Doyle "Power User", Amazon
1 November 2014
Summary: You'll either love this camera or hate it. It's an "art" camera that looks like entry level cameras. If you're familiar/comfortable with ISO/aperture/shutter basics, can/do use a DSLR in mode other than "auto"...and enjoy doing so...you'll probably love it.
Summary: I think I had to grow as a photographer in order to be able to get the best out of these cameras (i have both the DP1 merrill and DP2 merrill). Story: I have had multiple cameras and taking pictures since 2003.
Summary: Sigma is a little behind when it comes to technology in general. It's not a fast camera electronically. But the jpegs are quite nice and the tiff files from raw are simply stunning at lowest ISOs. My main gripe is the raw software is abhorrent. Sigma should be embarrassed.
Great camera for deliberate work, less good for snapshooting or action
Boris Starosta, Amazon
7 October 2014
Summary: Brilliant camera for my needs, which is art photography outside: 1. compact, solid build quality 2. very high image quality (on par with MF film) 3. economical Drawbacks: 1. clunky OS, and very slow image processing (30 seconds per image, 8 image buffer). 2.
Summary: I did a lot of research and waited for the price to drop before moving on this. I am so glad I did. The long write times and clunky Sigma Photo Pro are quite manageable for me. It goes without saying, but: Buy extra batteries. Even OOC JPEGs rival (surpass?
Summary: I knew the draw backs to this camera when I went to buy it. What I didn't know was that the resolution was even better than what people say online. Word of caution, when installing SPP, you have to install it so that it will always run as administrator on Win7.
Summary: If you're willing to put up with the slow shooting and processing (both in and out of camera) and the limited battery life (~100 photos if you're frugal) this little camera can deliver outstanding results.