Excerpt: if you know how to use it, it must be your best friend, it's not for sports shooting, if you take a lot of moving objects, it will not fits you. but if you just like artist doing, landscape, portrait, or even some nights view, its' performance is unbeatable!!! You have to use Raw format only. But amazing!!!
Excerpt: Ancestor of Sigma DP1X. All the same features. -innovative Foveon X3 sensor technology -huge sensor for such compact body -superb color depth -extreme resolution comparable to "modern" 12-16mpix cameras with 1/2.33 sensors or even 1/1.6 -clean captures at iso50 and iso100 (entry dslr level) Problems: If we compare it with DP1X, this version of camera has some downsides : -slower Auto-Focus -slower writes to SD card (but you can minimize this effect by using fast Sandisk...
Beautiful landscapes can be captured when this camera is used correctly
11 November 2011
Summary: The Sigma DP1S is a compact camera with a larger sized sensor than the typical one in most compact cameras. The sensor uses Sigma's Foveon technology which is different from most other imaging sensors available in the camera market. This is the only unique selling point for the camera. When used correctly, the camera delivers competently with even most Digital SLR cameras, especially for landscapes. The lens is superb, and the distortion from the wide angle is not much.
Its like Sigma Says. Its a tool for taking pictures
David L. Garfinkel, Amazon
6 June 2011
Summary: Amazing photos if you know how to use it. Slow enough to bring you to anger sometimes but with a class 10 card its not so bad. Great prime lens and upscaling low iso shots really is not a problem. This camera pulls ever scrap of detail out of the scene. With the software even cuts through haze like a knife. Out does my MK II in a lot of ways. Now if only the SD1 wasn't 8k.
Summary: I purchased this camera based on the faveron sensor abilities. However, there are too many manual adjustments needed to get desired results. My wife cannot use it as a point and click. The focus is too slow. The lcd is not good for viewing results. The camera has no stabilization. This is a high resolution camera for still and portraite photography with proper lighting, a tripod mount, and self timer.
Summary: Ordered 2 DP1s from Amazon a month ago. Mine is working fine. The other one, I gave it to a friend as a present but I wish I didn't. You see, the other one when power up, showed a pink screen of death. So I returned it for an exchange, despite a waiting period of a few weeks, the replacement came a week later. You guessed it, this set is not working either. On power up, the lens extends itself for about 6 seconds, and then retracts and power down.
Summary: ...and here's why: 1. Sensor Inside this little box is a large sensor that does not use mathematical tricks for guessing colour, but actually records what it sees. For me, this means I can imagine more easily what is going on inside the camera and thus better relate to what I'm doing when pressing the shutter release (good luck with imagining what happens with a Bayer sensor if you're not a mathematical genius:).
Summary: When I first started in photography, I used a Pentax K1000, which is an incredibly basic, no frills film camera. I loved it. The Sigma DP1s is the digital equivalent of that camera - zero bells and whistles, only the absolute minimum necessary to make an image, and the case of this camera, the image is outstanding. Sure, you have to learn to use it, work around its quirks, and it's only good in a very narrow realm (landscapes, still lifes, etc. and only in good light).
All about Best quality image output, It is Sigma DP1s !
18 September 2010
Summary: I have used mostly DSLR, from Canon 40D, 1000D, Nikon D40, Pentax K-x and their picture quality always seem like lag of something, I dont know what that "something" that i keeps looking for ? (Some review/user say that it's output are more film-like, for me i never used film before, therefore , i dont know how it near to film.) Until i tried this Sigma DP1s, the "something" finally appeared!