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Sigma DP2 Merrill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of Sigma DP2 Merrill. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The image quality and size also get good feedback, but the viewfinder and battery get critical views.

usability, size, image quality, portability, design

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sigma DP2 Merrill is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma DP2 Merrill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sigma DP2 Merrill from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera - Black (46MP)Sigma DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera - Black (46MP)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma DP2 Merrill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sigma DP2 Merrill from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma C78900 DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera - BlackSigma C78900 DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill

 

The Sigma DP2 Merrill features a fixed standard-angle lens and is capable of producing some amazing photos—but you'll have to work with Raw files to get the most out of it.

Very sharp lens. APS-C Foveon image sensor. 45mm field of view. Sharp rear LCD. Improved JPG engine.

Cumbersome Raw workflow. No HD video support. No EVF option. Lens is a little slow for a 45mm design.

May, 2013

Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill Review

 

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a compact camera with a large APS-C sized sensor, as used in larger and heavier compact system camera and DSLR models and therefore promising better image quality than other compacts. The DP2 Merrill has the same 46 megapixel...

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a slow, cumbersome, rather unrefined and expensive compact camera that's really only suited to static or slow-moving subjects. Despite all those major misgivings, the images that it produces thanks to the combination of the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is dedicated to Dick Merrill (1949-2008), a photographer and engineer who developed/invented the Foveon sensor technology. The camera is based on former DP compact Sigma cameras, but uses the newest generation of the Foveon X3...

Excellent reproduction of detailed structures ; Classic camera design, stylish and robust finish ; Easy handling with the sophisticated user interface

Missing optical or electronic viewfinder ; Missing built-in flash system ; Records video only with VGA resolution

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Sigma DP2 Merrill

 

Sigma's second fixed-lens compact camera features a 'standard' focal length and same three-layer Foveon sensor as Sigma's flagship SD1 DSLR camera.

Like its siblings, the DP2 Merrill is a highly specialised camera that will suit a limited audience. At ISO 100, the slowest shutter speed is 30 seconds, which makes this camera well suited to low-light photography and can yield some excellent sunset...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill Review

 

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a compact camera with a large APS-C size 48 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor.

Clear menu system; New high resolution screen; Excellent image quality when shooting RAW; Impressive levels of detail; Robust metal body; New lens

Poor battery life

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Mario Aguilar (gizmodo.com.au)

Sigma DP2 Merrill Review: Clumsy Body, Beautiful Sensor

 

Sigma is better known for its camera lenses than its cameras. But the company also makes a ridiculously strong imaging technology — the semi-legendary Foveon X3 image sensor. The Sigma DP2 Merrill is Sigma's latest attempt to mobilise this sensor in a...

Probably not. The DP2 and DP1 Merrill are Sigma’s second try at building a compact vehicle for a Foveon X3 sensor, and this camera still feels very much like a concept. The imaging technology is incredible, but the box it’s inside of isn’t quite there...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill Sample Photos

 

Sample photos from the new Sigma DP2 Merrill - with a 48 megapixel Foveon CMOS sensor, and 30mm f/2.8 lens.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Sigma DP2 Merrill, SD1 Merrill, 180mm Macro

 

We go hands on with the new Sigma DP2 Merrill, the Sigma SD1 Merrill, and the 180mm Macro f/2.8 Lens.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sigma DP2 Merrill

 

Instead of a regular APS-C sensor, the Sigma DP2 Merrill adopts a Foveon X3 CMOS chip, which consists of three layers of photodiodes, each responding to different wavelengths of light.

The Sigma DP2 is admirably priced and produces sharp images, but is let down by poor Noise performance, and slow autofocus and write speeds.

Consumer review by: coastwalker (warehouseexpress.com)

Spectacular Results if you can use film

 

I use it outdoors to take pictures that could be printed at A0 of cities and landscapes. It\'s also amazing fun photographing everything in sight just to see what the pictures look like. Simply amazing. Of course it only works well at ISO 200 and has a...

A0 Prints Sometimes","Easy To Use","F28","High Resolution","Nice Features and Settings","Sharp Into The Corners

Bad Battery Life","Jpgs Not As Good As Raw","Not Good In Low Light

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Picture Quality

Supported aspect ratios:3:2

Video

HD type: No