Excerpt: I have been using this handy sized camera for aerial fotography in the mountains. Since then I left my DSLR at home. I usually have good lightening conditions ISO ranging between 100...400. The images are really sharp not that kind of sharpness resulting from algorithms but natural sharpness on pixel level. Each pixel has its own color information. So you might see a gray pole just one pixel width in front of green trees.
Excerpt: I have a Sigma DP2 Merrill in August 2012, and have taken well over a thousand photos with it so far. This is truly an amazing camera, and as much as I loved my Canon G11 (I'm an enthusiast, by the way, not a professional photographer), the G11 has sadly been relegated to a mere backup camera. The DP2 Merrill seems comparable to a mini medium-format camera: the images produced are absolutely stunning in their detail and rich colors.
Excerpt: Here's the blog and photos.. http://iwillsavetheearth.blogspot.com/2012/10/first-impressions-of-sigma-dp2-merrill.html Problems: -weak battery last about half an hour and roughly 32 plus exposures.
Excerpt: This camera is fun to use, produces great images and still is reasonably small and therefore my daily companion for the last 4 months. The f/2.8 lens together with the sensor and storing RAW images produce great results up to ISO 800. I cannot comment on any special look due to the Foveon sensor - I edit the RAW images to suit my taste and I'm happy with it.
Excerpt: I've had my DP2 for about 3 months now and find it a joy. Yes it has limitations, but I was aware of all that before I decided that it was the right camera for my style of photography. Note that some of the early horror stories have been fixed with firmware upgrades - I have not had the camera freeze on me ever.
Excerpt: Excellent camera. Back to basics. Be patient with it and you will enjoy using the DP2 and obtain excellent results. I still prefer the DP1 because of the 28mm lens. Don't be put off by the negative feedbacks. This camera is totally different to the mass production (toy) cameras from Panasonic, Canon etc. Highly recommended. I am interested in photography again because the DP2 gives me total control. Problems: I was aware of its limitations but they are not that bad.
Summary: Ok first of all, this is not your typical point-and-shoot digital camera. This camera can produce images that can put full-frame DSLR to a shame, but you should know what you're doing and work around the limitations. If you're looking for a high-end point-and-shoot for your family, then please go look something else. Design: It apparently has magnesium body, but frankly, it feels like plastic and light.
Pros: Great Picture Quality
Cons: Poor Operation in Low Light, Short Battery Life
Excerpt: If you understand and stay within the boundaries of this cameras capabilities you will be rewarded. Problems: I had to send the first one back with a defective lens or sensor (didn't find out which)