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.
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.
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-tool-is.
Excerpt: Yes, this camera does have some shortcomings but only when compared to the latest greatest cameras on the market today. If you are used to shooting film, these shortcomings will be non-existent.
I can live with all its quirks just because of its image quality
E. Hung, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: I actually bought this camera refurbished from Sigma online outlet store over the Black Friday weekend. It was going for $636 without tax and shipping fee. When I received the package, I was ecstatic to find out that Sigma had sent me a brand new camera with full 1-year warranty instead of 90-days.
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.
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.
Excerpt: This is my second Sigma with a Foveon sensor. Upgraded from first generation DP1s and glad I moved up. Results were great with former but fantastic with new DP1 Merrill. Serves not as a competitor to my D800e but to complement it as a lightweight, small, convenient, inconspicuous but quality...