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Sigma DP2
5.3 out of 10

Sigma DP2

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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
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
8 May 2012
  • 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.
  • 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 foi...
  • 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 abov...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma DP2 Merrill

PC Magazine
26 April 2012
  • 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 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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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma DP2 review

Digital Arts
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Sigma may be better known as a supplier of affordable third-party lenses, but it has been developing digital cameras that make the most of its heritage and deliver digital SLR quality within compact casings.
  • Pros: One of a kind device; sharply focused, shallow depth of field images.
  • Cons: Pricey; confusing menu system; occasional operational freezes; slow-to-respond AF system; stiff shutter release button; strange colour casts; low resolution video option only suitable for online.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10

Sigma DP2 Quattro

PhotographyBLOG
25 July 2014
  • Summary: Sigma continue to take a solitary path with the new DP2 Quattro, remaining the only camera manufacturer to use the Foveon sensor technology. Despite some improvements to the processing speed, the Sigma DP2 Quattro is still a rather slow camera that's really only suited to static or slow-moving...
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10

Sigma DP2 Merrill

PhotographyBLOG
26 September 2012
  • Summary: The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a slow, cumbersome, rather unrefined and expensive compact camera that's really only suited to static or slow-moving subjects. Despite all those major misgivings, the images that it produces thanks to the combination of the 30mm fixed lens and the intriguing Foveon X3 sensor...
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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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