Excerpt: figured with the layer three colored system I could hopefully convert to black and white with better contrast and quality over the bayer system;shutter hesitation, even with 3 batteries I could not get more than 60 shots on each battery.Sigma service was no help. Said camera and battery was o'k.
Cons: Complicated Controls, Lag / Shutter Delay, Short Battery Life
Excerpt: SD 1 Merrill is difficult to use. There are no words on the body to tell you what to do. The worst thing is, the color it produces. The color of images is horrible. Green is recorded as grey. Pastel pink records as white.
Pros: Small / Compact
Cons: Complicated Controls, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life, Un-real Colors
Half Frame for this price ? try dp1 merrill instead...
kay bhee, Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: good stuff maybe but no Raison d' etre...bec of dp1 merrill which is ALSO half size foveon sensor... ( or did i get the spec wrong !?!?! ) if sigma was going for spacious SLR body like this sd1 merrill, would have been MUCH BETTER engineering and common sense MARKETING to make it FULL SENSOR or even...
Excerpt: I have owned two of these cameras. The irst bought immediately they were released and the second only a week ago. The first camera was a shocker. Purple and green blotches in shadow, very poor exposure, uncertain focusing and unrealistic colors.
Cons: Greenpurple Blotches, Iffy Exposure, Iffy Focus, Innacuarate Color, S L O W
Summary: I am a professional photographer and i got the chance to use this kit with a 85mm lens. If you notice i didn't say pleasure of using this kit. It feels horrible, has ridiculous lag, heavy and just horrible to work with!
Summary: Meiner Meinung nach, kann es nicht sein, dass innerhalb eines Jahres eine scheinbar hochwertige Kamera, an über 5000€ an Wert verliert. Und aller Voraussicht nach bekommt man diese Kamera in ca 1 1/2 Jahren nur noch für unter 1000€.