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.
Summary: I bought a Sigma DP1s from Amazon last week for the firesale price of $284.64. I briefly owned a DP1 early in 2009, but returned it due to some color problems apparently inherent with the DP1--a strong green cast that appears toward the margins of images. Everything good about the DP1 is repeated in the DP1s I got yesterday. Image quality is excellent--though burdened by THE QUIRK. The large sensor at 50 to 200 ASA produces images with no apparent grain at all.
Summary: I was wondering why there is only one review posted here and it was obviously posted prior to the commercial production of DP1s. Now I have confirmed that one of the information provided was incorrect. I have a DP1 and love it very much. The only drawback to me is that it cannot record both RAW and jpeg formats at the same time.
Excerpt: When Sigma launced the DP1, I was already interested in it's pictures. But when I saw the price-tag, I decided not to buy this camera. About 800 Euro's was way above my financial capacity. Now the Dp2 is introduced, the DP1's price drops like a brick. For about 300 Euro's I bought this camera at an online store. My advantage is that my former quality camera was about six years old (that's quit an age for a digital compact). So the speed was an improvement for me!
Excerpt: I finally bought the DP1s a few months ago after failing to find a 28mm lens compact film camera. I have been shooting film (and digital) for a while and the Foveon look was very intriguing. The DP1s hit the price-is-right point for me and I pushed the button at 200EUR. Fantastic price for this unique tool! The camera has a very sturdy build and a good feel to the materials used. The thing I don't like is the protruding lens when the camera is 'on'.
Summary: Die Vor- und Nachteile der Kamera aus meiner persönlichen Sicht in Stichpunkten: +Gute Bildqualität bei gutem Licht, besonders im RAW-Format +Großer Sensor, wenig Megapixel +Sehr natürliche Farbwiedergabe +Gutes Weitwinkel-Festbrennweitenobjektiv +Einfache Bedienung +Keine Motivprogramme, Menüs auf das Wesentliche beschränkt +Eingängige, leicht bedienbare Software zur Konvertierung der RAW-Bilder -Speichergeschwindigkeit recht langsam -Kein Sucher, schlechter Monitor,...