You may love it, but I found it just too hard to deal with it's problems
Shane O. Laake "camera nerd", Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: This is a hard camera to review, as the strengths (low ISO image quality) are so strong and the weaknesses (they are legion) are so hard to cope with. If you've used a recent Sigma and more or less liked it, you probably will love this. Most other users however will likely return it.
Excerpt: Background Experience with DP2M: 50 Days, 1200 shoots Photography Experience: Amature, 12 years, 70% digital , 30% film , 35mm to 8x10 view camera. Other Digital Cameras ownership: Canon 40D, Sony A350 , Samsung NX300 My road to my purchase of DP2 Merrill: As a slide film shooter , I have always...
Excerpt: The recent price crash of this camera made it very attractive. It was bought specifically for use as a landscape camera to complement my carry anywhere Olympus EM 5. It lives up to its reputation for quirkiness and delivering the most amazing picture quality at low ISO.
Summary: If you value sharpness, texture, and detail over luminance, color, and flexibility - then this is a great camera. Otherwise, I'd recommend another camera. I tested this camera for a while, but ultimately returned it and got a used Canon 5d (Mark i/classic).
Summary: Let me first start off by letting you know that I really wanted to like this camera. I have used Nikon DSLRs(d200,d300,d700) for about the past 7 years, and have longed for a camera that was not like bringing a set of weights along with me.
Summary: I wanted to give it 2 stars, but the picture quality is very good indeed. I wanted it to replace my old Nikon D100 when traveling, but DP2 is unusable in many situations. Here are my issues: 1.
IQ is the selling point, everything else is compromised.
PDE "colourme", Amazon
11 June 2012
Summary: The outstanding feature is the image quality obtained from the foveon sensor. Everything else has drawbacks. The processing is too slow. Focusing is too slow. Video is not worth the effort. The battery issue is a complete joke.
Excerpt: Для камеры хорошо снимающей только при ярком освещении цена мегазавышена.
Pros: Супердетализация снимков
Cons: Умеет снимать только при хорошем освещении Видео никакое. Автоматического режима для фото считай тоже нет. Часто уход цвета в зелень при казалось бы идеальных условиях Картинка на дисплее не имеет ничего общего с последующим снимком - всякий раз сюрприз. Фокус 30мм дает хоть и небольшие, но завал...
Summary: Dans des conditions de lumière parfaites les photos sont inégalables, proches du moyen format et de l'argentique. Mais il est TRÈS lent et la qualité se perds dès qu'on n'est plus à 100 iso. Les fichiers bruts sont énormes (45Mo!) et à un format propriétaire pas très pratique.