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.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: Having owned and used the Ricoh GRD 3 and the Leica D-Lux 4, I must say that the Sigma DP2s just shatters what I held high of those two cameras. They are both sensational cameras that are a joy to use and to bring along during your travels.
Summary: The Sigma DP2s is unique. I cannot say it is a point & shoot, but it is not a DSLR either. It is somewhere in the middle. Do not buy this camera if you want a convenient camera to pop a few quick shots of anything. It is better for a photo that takes time.
Summary: I read so many reviews complaining about this camera that I almost didn't purchase it. I had traded in my entry level DSLR in search of a compact that could give decent image quality and bought one of the more expensive point and shoots.
Summary: I was previously a user of the Sigma DP1, and sold it a few months back. Since then, I have tried a Rivoh GRD III, Olympus E-P2, and Panasonic TS2. None of them came close to the image quality of the Foveon sensor in the DP2s.
Summary: *August 2010: (from time i purchased)I am not going to explain the details as above users have explained more than enough. i tested out indoors and outdoor shots, and despite all of what it can not dos, the image quality is amazing, and this little thing will embarrass some of big bulky and more...
Summary: Others have given very good reviews of this camera, both positive and negative. What hasn't been said is that with this camera you'll feel like a fool. Although it looks very neat, to the uninformed it will look like some $50 P&S.