Great Sigma DP2 Merrill review by Jeff Damron

You can find Jeff’s fantastic review plus stunning shots here.

The conclusive remarks by Jeff:

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a wonderful camera.  Not a perfect camera.  But when used within its limitations by a photographer with reasonable care and patience, it is capable of outstanding results that will hold up not just when posting to the web, but when making enormous prints.  At low ISOs the color accuracy and detail and acutance/micro-contrast is mind blowing, especially in light of the size of the camera.
Yes, its pictures are grand – but is it worth a grand (as it is presently retailing just below the $1000 mark here in the U.S.)?  Yes!  And no.  If you are going to use it regularly it is easily worth that.   And if you take the kinds of pictures I have posted with this review, then I think you will use this camera regularly.  It is capable of world class photos and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.  On the other hand, if you need (or want) a versatile camera, good ISO performance, excellent auto focusing, a zoom lens, or fast and easy processing of images, then you should keep moving because this camera is not for you and you will never use or appreciate its full potential.
It certainly is a very interesting camera which many people (including yours truly) have overlooked because of its many quirks. But the image quality is absolutely a stunning one.

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