Fantastic IQ, slow performance. A niche, specialized tool. Not for amateurs
3 November 2012
Summary: If you're looking for a DP1 in eBay, you obviously know what it can and cannot do. As such, I may only confirm your expectations: Image quality? Excellent. Colors? Beautiful. Sharpness? Out of this world. Features? Lacking - this is a camera to take PHOTOGRAPHS, that's it. Responsiveness? The DP1 takes beautiful shots, but she's a slow renderer. Not adequate for fast action. If you knew this already, this is a confirmation.
Summary: Appareil atypique capable d'extraordinaires photos en extérieur avec des couleurs d'une réalité époustouflante (capteur Fovéon). Par contre écran assez déplorable, mise au point automatique pas toujours fiable, mais la mise au point manuelle est un atout lorsque les conditions de lumière sont bonnes (faute à l'écran). Il n'aime pas trop les photos d'intérieur. Idéal dans certaines conditions, décevant dans d'autres.
Summary: The Sigma Dp1 with upgraded firmware is a slow but excellent imaging tool. The F3x Sensor and prime lens offer spectacular pixel quality (for enlarging)and super clean RAW editing. Good looks and build quality, very minimalistic design. This is a camera that can be easy to use, but difficult to utilize without proper technique. Not for point and shooters but rather a good option as a back-up for still subjects.
Pros: Good Image Quality, High build quality, Leica M8 Image quality, Sharp lens, Super Clean Long Exposure, Velvia Quality Colours
Cons: Grainy LCD, Lag / Shutter Delay, Noisy At High ISO, No Viewfinder, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor In Low Light
Summary: Easy to use! ITs very compact also, The only thing that can could be an issue for some is the lag time between shots. other than that i love this camera and would recommend it to those who are looking for dslr quality in a compact body!