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Sigma DP2
5.3 out of 10

Sigma DP2

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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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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma DP2

PC Magazine
7 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The compact Sigma DP2 produces extraordinary D-SLR-quality images, but its steep price and laundry list of drawbacks probably won't please the average photographer. Enthusiasts, on the other hand, are likely to flip for this camera.
  • Pros: Beautiful D-SLR-quality images. Smaller build than a D-SLR. Fast, high-quality f/2.8 lens. Unique Foveon X3 image processor.
  • Cons: No optical zoom. Lens is not interchangeable. No face detection. Noticeable shutter lag. Low still image and video resolutions. Small LCD. ISO 1600 and 3200 are only available when shooting in RAW format. Noticeable noise above ISO 1600.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma dp2 Quattro

PC Magazine
29 March 2012
  • 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 Outdated Raw conversion software.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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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma DP2

CNET
28 July 2009
  • Summary: The Sigma DP2 doesn't really live up to the promise of its Foveon sensor, but it does excel for shooting in black and white photos.
  • Pros: Excellent characteristics for shooting in black and white; compact; nice manual controls.
  • Cons: Slow AF system; short battery life; stiff shutter button; some interface annoyances; occasional lockups; poor white balance; overly blue LCD screen; poor video capture.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
21 November 2014
  • Conclusion: The Quattro sports a radical design that will turn heads and the optical quality of the 30mm f/2.8 prime lens is seriously sharp. But at £899, we wouldn't expect anything less. The DP2 isn't a camera with many bells or whistles; there's no video, only 9 AF points, a restricted ISO performance and...
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
30 September 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sigma DP2 is admirably priced and produces sharp images, but is let down by poor Noise performance, and slow autofocus and write speeds.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma DP2 review

electricpig
9 February 2010
  • Summary: Too limiting for most snappers, but definitely capable of achieving top class results in the right conditions
  • Pros: Lots of old school charm, compact size, high quality lens and sensor, great colour reproduction
  • Cons: Small, low-res screen, sloth-like autofocus, lacks the flexibility of a zoom lens
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma DP2 review

expertreviews.co.uk
25 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Of all the cameras that claim to deliver SLR quality from a compact body, Sigma's DP2 is arguably the most convincing. It's certainly the most unusual. It's a little larger than the average compact camera but smaller and lighter than Olympus's E-P1.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma DP2

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Le sigma DP2 est le successeur du DP1 qui était un compact numérique atypique pour deux raisons principales : -    d’abord parce que c’était le premier compact à capteur de reflex et de technologie particulière (capteur FOVEON) -    ensuite parce qu’il s’agissait d’un compact à focale fixe, grand...
  • Pros: Qualité optique, Rendu des couleurs et piqué
  • Cons: Objectif fixe pas si compact que cela, AF un peu lent pour un appareil ciblé expert, Pas de viseur / prix du viseur.
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Overall 6
5.8

Sigma DP2 : Kompaktkamera mit DSLR-Herz

netzwelt
26 April 2012
  • Summary: Bilder für die digitale Entwicklung Keine Schnappschusskamera: Die Sigma DP2 verlangt, dass der Fotograf sich Zeit für die Aufnahmen nimmt. Die Bedienung geht insgesamt noch leicht von der Hand. Aber um mit der Festbrennweite den richtigen Bildausschnitt zu wählen, braucht es Geduld und Erfahrung.
  • Pros: Lichtstarkes Objektiv, Farbtreue
  • Cons: Kein Bildstabilisator, Langsamer Autofokus
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