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.
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.
Summary: Pros * with sufficient light, it takes outstanding photographs * the detail is incredible * light weight Cons * lousy battery life Note 1: It's not a consumer-friendly point-and-shoot, nor an action photographer's dream.
Summary: As someone who prefers film cameras, but is addicted to digital editing, this camera seemed like a good fit. It is, but you need patience, a lot of patience, and buy a couple of more batteries. I also recommend buying a protective camera case. This camera does not feel like it can take a beating.
Summary: The Sigma DP3 Merrill is something else entirely: an enthusiast-only camera. This is a machine that cannot conceivably be used as an all-around imaging device, a product that lacks many of the basic features we've come to expect from modern digital cameras. Need usable high-ISO images? Too bad..
Summary: I bought this camera for: Foveon Sensor, small size, quality lens, and as a cheap substitute to a Leica Rangefinder. It has excellent build quality and is made in Sigma's single factory in Japan. It has a real resolution of 15MP (45/3[RGB]).
masterpiece of camera engineering ''foveon sensor''
21 January 2014
Summary: first of all, i have to say, this is not a camera for everyday use or low light photography. This must be the second camera for proffessional photographers or enthusiasts. let me start from the things will shock you.