Sent a bad product and no apology, not impressed by the company, the product I got elsewhere and it is fine.
Frank C. Ewing, Amazon
24 November 2013
Summary: I was sent a defective unit, sent it back with an explanation and that I had talked to the factory folks. Not even the courtesy of a reply...Did purchase one from the company at Sigma, reconditioned by them for the same price roughly....it works.
Summary: The DP2s is a camera with a unique sensor but with antiquated performance and many negatives.Simply put, the camera performs well under good, natural light at low ISO (no more than ISO 400). The camera performs horribly in low light or artificial light. Green and sometimes yellow banding coats the shadows and dark areas like wildfire.
Summary: Long story short I have had a DP2 for about four years now. A week ago died and decided to fork $1k for the Merrill version. Great camera but the contrast was way too strong for my taste. I really couldn't stand that camera and retuned it to Adorama after only two days. Decided to buy a DP2X but Amazon Warehouse just listed a DP2S in like new condition for $300. Took the chance (though I was looking for the X version) and ordered it. I love it.
Summary: I love this small camera. I especially like that you can take 3 shots at different exposures and the convert to HDR. Just don't buy the external viewfinder. You can see thru it just fine, but it doesn't show focus so you have to look at the screen anyway if you are trying to manual focus. The photos that happen with this camera are wonderful.
Summary: I bought this camera after reading several reviews. I wanted a small (feature packed) camera that had manual controls. Here are some of my short thoughts on this camera and why I have rated it the way that I have. Form Factor: The camera is unquestionably small. The lens, despite being a fixed focal length extends out from the camera upon power on. This adds an unnecessary atheistic twitch that really takes away from the look of the camera.
Summary: I will skip all the technical points, etc...this is a beauty...not a toy...simplicity encapsulated in one small package..I bought this with a dose of skepticism, after considering DSLR'S, just on the concept of the sensor itself, thinking it might not live up to expectations and that I could return it and buy that DSLR. No way. This small package is an incredible piece of engineering...the color is amazing..
Summary: The Sigma DP2S is a specialty compact camera that can rival my Canon EOS 7D + L lens in terms of image quality. It 's that good, BUT only with lot of light. The camera is SLOW. Focus is SLOW and makes weird noise. It 's like an old man. My wife hated it. Strangers who took pictures for us thought this camera was some kind of a joke. Yeah, BUT wait until you blow up the picture in the monitor screen.
Summary: This review is written after several months and thousands of photos with the Sigma DP2s in a wide variety of scenes. Images created by this camera, when the focus is correct and light is sufficient, are very hard to find flaws in. Every hair or grass blade can be sharp and distinct. The separated red, green, and blue channels are equally sharp, unlike any other single-chip camera. It's a revelation, and it simply ruins all other compact digital cameras in comparison.
Summary: This camera is difficult, temperamental, terse, frustrating at times, but rewarding once you master it. Seriously this camera is not for candid shots and not for low light (think 5/sec exposures). BUT, you can take some incredible pictures with a steady hand and a subject which is sitting still. If they could add an IS system and zoom this would be the perfect camera.