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Sigma DP2
5.1 out of 10

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2 DP2 by Sigma is a compact camera. It was Read more

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Overall 7
6.6

Sigma DP2 Quattro

thinkdigit.com
19 February 2015
  • Summary: Captured images have good dynamic range and showcase the potential of the sensor. The Sigma DP2 Quattro, in our opinion, can only perform well in the hands of an experienced or extremely conscientious photographer who knows exactly what he’s doing.
  • Pros: upto 39MP interpolation, Sharp Images, Good build quality, Foveon sensor
  • Cons: Images unusable at low-ISO, Slow focus time, Terrible ergonomics, Slow image recording on SD card, Costly
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma dp2 Quattro

PC Magazine
11 September 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sigma dp2 Quattro is a strange-looking camera that captures images with an incredible amount of detail, but it requires patience and discipline to get great results.
  • Pros: Superb image quality at low ISO. Bright, sharp rear LCD. Dual control dials. Quick Set menu system.
  • Cons: Slow operation. Lens lacks image stabilization. Outdated Raw conversion software. Funky design. No built-in EVF or add-on option. No video support. Lacks built-in flash.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
1 September 2014
  • Excerpt: By Michael Reichmann & Kevin Raber In late July Kevin lead a photographic expedition to the Norwegian Arctic. He had just received the Quattro DP2 for testing and it because his "always handy" camera, while he did his main wildlife and landscape shooting with a Nikon D800 outfit.
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sigma dp2 Quattro Review

What Digital Camera
1 August 2014
  • Summary: There’s not denying that the dp2 Quattro is a camera which can excel in the right conditions. In good light and at lower ISO settings the level of detail and general image quality is outstanding
  • Pros: Wonderfully sharp lens; Image quality at lower ISO settings; Well laid out controls
  • Cons: Bulky body; Handgrip not particularly comfortable; Image quality at higher ISO settings; No video
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma dp2 Quattro

Imaging Resource
10 February 2014
  • Conclusion: When it comes to doing things a little differently in the photo industry, Sigma is usually quick to enter the conversation. Renowned for their well-priced and well-regarded lenses -- especially nowadays -- it's their camera systems that really stand out, and their radical new "dp Quattro family" of...
  • Pros: Phenomenal detail and "depth" at low ISOs, Incredible image quality for the price and size (at low ISOs), No demosaicing artifacts, Extremely high resolution, Superb corner-to-corner sharpness and contrast from fixed lens, even wide open, Low geometric distortion and chromatic aberration, Decent ...
  • Cons: Fixed focal-length lens, Poor macro reproduction ratio, Moderate vignetting wide open, High ISO performance is still poor; much below average for the sensor size, Below average dynamic range, Auto and Incandescent white balance produce color casts indoors, Slow startup, Sluggish continuous mode (...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma DP2 Merrill

PC Magazine
3 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sigma DP2 Merrill features a fixed standard-angle lens and is capable of producing some amazing photos—but you'll have to work with Raw files to get the most out of it.
  • Pros: Very sharp lens. APS-C Foveon image sensor. 45mm field of view. Sharp rear LCD. Improved JPG engine.
  • Cons: Cumbersome Raw workflow. No HD video support. No EVF option. Lens is a little slow for a 45mm design.
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Sigma DP2 Merrill Camera Review

Shutterbug
12 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Sigma DP2 Merrill is dedicated to Dick Merrill (1949-2008), a photographer and engineer who developed/invented the Foveon sensor technology. The camera is based on former DP compact Sigma cameras, but uses the newest generation of the Foveon X3 sensor.
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Overall 6
6.4

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
7 February 2013
  • Summary: If you were to say “SIGMA” to someone who’d spent a good part of their photographic past shooting 35mm film, there’s a good chance the first word out of their mouth would be “lenses.
  • Pros: Tremendous still image quality at and below ISO 400, Great color, Optically excellent lens
  • Cons: Narrow useable ISO range, Poor battery life, Cost, RAW support via only Sigma software currently, AF a bit slower than most current digital cameras
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
13 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Life used to be simple. If you wanted top image quality you got a big camera with a large sensor (or large film size). If you wanted a camera that could shoot high speed bursts you bought an SLR or DSLR with motor drive.
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Sigma DP2 Review

What Digital Camera
18 November 2009
  • Summary: With a current street price in the region of £500, the DP2 is priced into an intriguing area of the market. For the same amount of cash could bag a decent entry-level DSLR – such as the Pentax K-m or Sony a350 – and a lens to get you started, and then develop into a system.
  • Pros: Excellent result can be achieved with a fair amount of effort
  • Cons: Stuttered focusing system, problems in use., design
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