Excerpt: For for my needs in art photography, the camera gives me these advantages: 1. compact, solid build quality 2. very high image quality (on par with MF film, scanned) 3. economical / low cost 4. practically silent operation, fairly quick shutter response.
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.
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.
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.
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.