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Sigma DP2

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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma DP2 Merrill

PC Magazine
4 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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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
2 August 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 7
6.5
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
19 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The DP1 was a difficult camera to review - resolutely niche in its outlook, it was a brave, if not wholly successful, attempt to do something that no large manufacturer seemed willing to risk. We tried to give Sigma credit for taking that risk and producing an interesting, if distinctly esoteric, product.
  • Pros: Excellent levels of detail in ISO 100 images (irrespective of pixel count), Dynamic range comparable with its peers, Good lens with only minimal distortion and little chromatic aberration, Attractive minimalist styling, Good build quality, Greatly improved user interface (though still has its foibles), Usable Manual Focus mode (it's not fantastic though), Comprehensive range of accessories available (but no conversion lenses), Optional live histogram and highlight war...
  • Cons: Sluggish performance, Desaturated and 'flat' JPEG output, Unreliable White Balance, Green and magenta tints to parts of many images, Continuous mode only allows four shots per burst (three in RAW), Auto Focus struggles in low light (and there is no AF help light), Image quality drops sharply above ISO 800, Lens a little prone to flare (using the optional lens hood helps), Low resolution screen that is also prone to reflections and smearing, Low refresh rate results in...
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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 July 2009
  • Summary: Sigma made a bold move with the DP1. They stole a march on other manufacturers by inserting a DSLR-sized sensor into a compact body, and really caught the imagination of the market. The DP2 followed on where the DP1 left off, packing the same sensor with a slightly altered specification.  The only issue with this continuation of the camera's identity is that a range of niggles that were existent of then previous model, as Sigma seem to have not attended to them.
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Overall 9
8.5
Control 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma DP2 Quattro

PhotoReview
17 September 2014
  • Summary: Sigma's cameras have been designed for imaging geeks – and will only suit photographers who are prepared to shoot and work with X3F.RAW files. No other sensor can match the output from the latest Foveon chip, which is noticeably superior to the sensors in the DP Merrill series of cameras that pre-date the Quattro models.
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Overall 8
7.8

Sigma DP2 Merrill review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: It is clear that Sigma has created a niche camera in the DP2 Merrill. For its intended audience, the camera works very well indeed. In good-contrast light, I have not seen such a high standard of performance from a camera at this level, and the DP2 outperforms many cameras above it, too. Furthermore, its handling when using the command dial is intuitive.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP2 Merrill Review

ePHOTOzine
28 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Digital SLR, although when comparing the DP2x and the new DP2 Merrill, the camera has been redesigned with a new lens, that matches the specification of the
  • Pros: Clear menu system, New high resolution screen, Excellent image quality when shooting RAW, Impressive levels of detail, Robust metal body, New lens
  • Cons: Large RAW files (45 to 55mb each), Poor JPEG results, Poor auto white balance results, Sigma Photo Pro performance, Lacks flash, VGA video, Poor battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP2

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: After the mixed views of the unique DP1, Sigma has introduced the DP2, but is it any better? Joanne Carter finds out.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0

Sigma DP2

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Not the fastest dog on the track, but ahead of the pack when it comes to image quality
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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP2 digital camera review

Pocket Lint
1 September 2009
  • Pros: Excellent lens, wealth of hands-on control, works best when attempting images with a shallow depth of field
  • Cons: Expensive, variable white balance if left in auto mode, washed out de-saturated colours, plasticky feel to build, occasional operational freezes
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