Excerpt: I bought this camera due to a short price reduction. What reviewers say about this camera is true - It is quirky (slow and questionable from an ergonomic standpoint) and the software, which allows the editing of RAW files, isn't too good. That said, it is saved by the image quality.
Excerpt: I'm not sure about Sigma's claim that this camera is 29 megapixels. It puts out a file that is 5424 x 3616 = 19.6 megapixels. But that's 19.6 very high resolving megapixels. It punches way above its weight, leaving my Canon 5D Mark2 w/24-70II in the dust for resolving detail. The lens is stellar.
Excerpt: I've shot this camera for nearly two years (December 2012) and have found it to produce absolutely wonderful images. The machine itself has limitations which are worth dealing with to obtain those images.
Excerpt: This completes my collection of DP Merrills. I'm hooked on the clean, sharp images they give (ISO<400), down to the pixel, without the typical blotchy Bayer artifacts. Will be selling my M43 gear. Main disadvantage is battery life, which is very poor.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I took a trip to Jiuzhaigou Valley last month, with my new purchased DP2Q. Jiuzhaigou Valley is a great place to do the test for a camera: great light, wondrous landscapes with stunning color and very unique traditional Tibetan culture.
Excerpt: I got this camera as a 'travel camera' and boy was it worth it. I was worried that the single focal length would cripple creativity well was I wrong. The lens is superb and the sensor captures such detail that you don't need a telephoto to zoom in.
Summary: Had the camera for a few days through the Sigma Test program. As a previous user of Sigma Dp1 (Original), and Dp2M. was interested on seeing what changed for better an for worse. Some first impressions as compared to Dp2M. 1. Camera is much more responsive, faster shot to shot times. 2.
Excerpt: Yes, this camera does have some shortcomings but only when compared to the latest greatest cameras on the market today. If you are used to shooting film, these shortcomings will be non-existent.
Excerpt: I read all the reviews and did my research prior to buying this camera. I highly recomend doing the same to avoid disapointment. This is not a typical point and shoot and if you buy it as an everyday carry around camera you may be disapointed.
Pros: Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life