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Sigma DP3 Merrill
8.3 out of 10

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Same Foveon X3 46megapixel Direct Image sensor as the SD1 DSLR Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

The DP3 is a good camera for portrait

Jose, Amazon
5 March 2015
  • Summary: The DP3 is a good camera for portrait. Owner should have a second camera to avoid frustration. Very bad at high ISO Have a small dynamic range (that's one reson for having a second camera). You should be prepare to light darker spots. Very easy to over saturate reds. Slow shutter.
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Overall 8
8.0

REALLY LIKE THE FANTASTIC IMAGE QUALITY

Thormann the Neolithic, B&H Photo
2 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Image quality is as good as expected. The biggest surprise was the very easy to use menu; the best I've found after trying a dozen or so in the past year. I also love the feel of the camera; the little raised spots in the grip area were a pleasant surprise as well.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely The Best Details In Files

Lainer, B&H Photo
29 December 2014
  • Excerpt: The Sigma DP Merrill series gets a bad rap. They have poor battery life, and can be dismal in low light situations in the wrong hands, (except on tripod and timed exposures to keep ISO low), and it doesn't have image stabilization. In fact, it's nothing resembling the D-SLR ease of use.
  • Pros: Best Details In Photos, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, No image stabilization, No Viewfinder, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life, Slow Write Times
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Toxar, DP Review
1 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I've never seen so ambigous reviews for a camera as for the dp Merrills. Therefore I was hesitating to get one. After using the dp3 for a few days I must say that I'm very happy with it. The key thing is that you use it for applications it fits.
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Overall 10
10

Astounding

frit, B&H Photo
28 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Almost all the negatives about this camera are more or less true. However, I've been shooting film for maybe three years, so I don't mind at all. With the appropriate shot discipline you get not just amazing images, but compelling and beautiful ones.
  • Pros: Superb Image Quality
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life
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Overall 10
10

something different

Jim, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: When you first sees the files from this small camera, your jaw might drop at the stunning detail. This sensor is something different and offers a beautiful 3-d and uber-sharp feeling to the photos.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 10
10

Great camera! It has it's quirks

Jake Childress, Amazon
23 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Awesome awesome awesome camera

adam cain "adam", Amazon
17 July 2014
  • Summary: Awesome awesome awesome camera! but this is more of an artists tool then a consumer camera. I must assume that if you're aware of the Sigma cameras and the Foven sensor, you know what you're getting into with slow processing and writing times, huge raw files, and horrible ISO performance past 400.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Rowland Scherman, DP Review
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It's a slow beast, but if you have the patience to use it right, the IQ is astonishing.  Not higher than 400 ISO, however.  I use it in the studio (because it SYNCs) and it because practically replaces a Hasselblad w/80mm.
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Overall 10
10

Stunning images, but not for casual users

D. Tyranowski, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: If you are willing to work at it, this camera will deliver phenomenal images. However, it will not deliver those images every time. You have to work at it. As far as "ease of use" goes, my cell phone tops this camera in the point and shoot category.
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