Excerpt: First, the good news, the sensor resolution is outstanding. Somebody interested in large prints will find this camera producing a lot of minute details, arguably better than any camera with a bayer sensor with the same pixel count. Sigma Though for most people, who don't print large and prefer looking at the pictures on the computer screen or a large screen TV, the difference in resolution doesn't translate in sharper pictures.
Tried Really Hard to Like it but ended up returning it
10 July 2013
Summary: I posted this again for both D3 Merrill and now under D2 Merrill I got both the D3 Merrill and the D2 Merrill. Background: I had Canon 5D II and ton of lens, which I sold off once I got the Fuji X100s, it is that good. Heard about the sigma Foveon and wanted to see what the magic is about. Got both and was thinking of keeping at least one of them for landscape.
Summary: The image quality is very good, but the interval timer malfunctions: It quits shooting after 15 to 45 exposures. The manual says it can take up to 99 exposures, or can be set to unlimited. In fact, however, it never even gets to 50. I've tried different image quality settings and different intervals, but in all cases it fails after a few dozen exposures.
Summary: It has a great sensor, but other than that, it has a very bad build quality and design flaws. Usually all cameras that have screen at the back, would have something protruding which covers the screen, for example in my canon the screen is cladded by the steel sheet, but in this camera the screen is protruding. I had the camera in my pocket in the pouch.
Summary: - geringer Dynamikumfang geschätzt 6 Blendstufen - Autofokus benötigt relativ viel Licht zum scharfstellen. - ab ISO 400 stimmt die Farbwiedergabe nicht mehr. - Scharfzeichnung und Artefakte, fallen zu stark aus. - geringe Akkulaufzeit - schlechtes Display - keine Digitale Wasserwage - Kammera ist sehr sehr langsam Fazit: Kammera mit zu vielen Einschränkungen nicht geeignet für den "normalen" Gebrauch.