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Sigma-dp1.487140
5.2 out of 10

Sigma DP1

14 megapixel camera with SLR quality sensor External links: Read more

Great Deal: $699.00

Reviews and Problems with Sigma DP1

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Overall 8
8.0

Hi quality images

marcoc17, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: nice lens, good performance at base ISO, fat flash sync, really super easy and practical controls. Unfortunately it is slow in saving images, out of the box need to update the firmware from 1.0 to 1.04, starts to become noisy with ISO higher than 200
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine art tool for making fine art masterpiece.

pipe2null, Ebay
18 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera model price is "out-of-this-world" when it was released. Same as its picture quality. Do not think of it as plain vanilla digital camera. It's not. It's THE fine-art tool for artist-who-knows-what-good-too​l-is. If you know nothing about how to make fine arts, buy "those cameras" and snap, snap, snap before throwing away 99% of what's you take. Artists never do the masterpiece work in such a racing environment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not so Sharp BUT Wonderful TRUE colors for first time

kbharv, epinions.com
29 September 2013
  • Summary: If you want SLIDE QUALITY TRUE IMAGES on Large Prints, ( 12 x 18 inche s and bigger ) GET THIS camera
  • Pros: Wonderful TRUE color like the REAL world
  • Cons: Average sharpness, need Multi Software
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Overall 8
8.0

NOT SHARP , but GREAT Flowing Colors of the world

kay bhee, Amazon
14 September 2013
  • Summary: First, with this camera, forget about jpg. to make sense, one must use its RAW x3f mode... this camera is a bigger sensor, APS c size...so pls NOTE that first. camera, and lens cap, made in Japan... batts, and batt charger, hecho en china... I guess people LIE thru their teeth. There is NOTHING SHARP abt this camera, even in its raw x3f mode... in its own software, as raw or 16 bit tiff. the usd 450 Ricoh gxr a16 in JPG mode is sharper...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not sharp but True Great Flowing colors

kay bhee, B&H Photo
14 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Sigma DP-1 Merrill Digital Camera First, with this camera, forget about jpg.to make sense, one must use its RAW x3f mode...this camera is a bigger sensor, APS c size...so pls NOTE that first.I guess people LIE thru their teeth.There is NOTHING SHARP abt this camera, even in its raw x3f mode...in its own software, as raw or 16 bit tiff.the usd 450 Ricoh gxr a16 in JPG mode is sharper... than this so called merrill dp1...duhhhso many reviews...so many lies ?
  • Pros: Small / Compact, True Color Variations
  • Cons: Not So Sharp Duhh, No Viewfinder, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding but with limitations

cbphoto, B&H Photo
11 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a simple looking compact camera which I found much more attractive in the flesh (er - metal). Bottom line though is that the produced images are large and outstanding. I am still getting to know the camera - its strengths and weaknesses. It is slow to write to the media card. I have ordered faster cards to see how that improves the write speed. I do shoot predominantly in raw.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great image quality, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Sharp Images

Tom, B&H Photo
20 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Landscape Photos
  • Pros: Good Image Quality
  • Cons: Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Photos, OK Handling

AMJones, Amazon
5 May 2013
  • Summary: The DP1 puts out some very excellent photos, with one of the sharpest wide angle lenses that I've seen. The 14MP sensor uses layers, which for the lay person means you'll end up with better color and better sharpness - but not as large of an image as you'd normally expect from a 14MP sensor. The menus could be better, but they are tolerable. The LCD on the back of the camera is really quite awful, unfortunately.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great image quality but limited use

Sheen, B&H Photo
3 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Sigma dp is always famous for its sharpness and great color, you cannot expect more about image quality-- outside when weather is good. However, the focus distance is fixed which means it is not very great to frame your picture. The larger sensor with more megapixels of merrill kind of supplement this shortage, a zoom of 1/16 of the original picture can still make a great and sharp laptop desktop background. Great progress compared to my dp1x..
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color
  • Cons: Poor Flash, Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

DP1 Merrill, I like it.

Rick, B&H Photo
21 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The DP1 is everything I hoped it would be....a good (perhaps great) landscape camera in a small package. Granted, this camera is not for everyone. 1. The battery life is really horrible. 2. It is kinda klunky to shoot in manual mode. 3. It takes quite a while for the image to load after each shot. 4. You have to use proprietary sigma softwate to edit the RAW files. In spite of the negatives, I really like the results.
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life
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