Sigma DP1 Merril

Last Updated (14 February’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Sigma DP1 Merril is a 46Mp Foveon X3 Direct Image CMOS Sensor Compact Digital Camera with 28mm f/2.8 (35mm Equivalent) FLD Lens. It features 3x Color Data in Each Pixel Layer, True II Image Processor, 3.0-inch Rear LCD Monitor, QVGA Video Recording at 30fps, Records JPEG & RAW Files, Built-In Accessory Hot Shoe. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5″ / 12.19 x 6.60 x 6.4 cm and weight 11.99 oz / 340 g Without battery.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Sigma DP1 Merril Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“The Sigma DP1 Merrill is not a very good camera, but it is an excellent image-making device, so if you can put up with its many foibles and it suits your main subject matter, then we can certainly recommend the Sigma DP1 Merrill and its fantastic image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Luminous-landscape reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“After a week or shooting with the DP1M here is what I see. Basically, the lens is the only difference between the models 1 and 2. It’s very sharp in the center 2/3 rds of the frame, but less so at the wide edges, and somewhat soft wide-open in the corners.”
rating: N/A

Techradar reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“The image quality at low ISO settings, particularly from raw files, is as good as many more expensive cameras, while the compact size, simple design and basic control layout are all impressive.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“The Sigma DP1 Merrill has an excellent lens and sensor and is capable of producing stunning images with excellent colour and outstanding levels of detail.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Theabsolutesound reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“In sum, the Sigma DP1 Merrill is a worthy companion to the DP2 Merrill. As I’ve already noted, it isn’t quite as sharp at the edges as the DP2M at wider apertures, but it’s no slouch. At center frame it’s phenomenal at all apertures and, stopped-down, it’s phenomenal everywhere in the frame.”
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Petapixel reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“it offers extremely high-quality images at low ISOs should be very attractive to a certain (albeit small) group of photographers. If you regularly shoot slow or static subjects in good lighting and need a semi-compact camera, this might be one you should seriously consider. If you shoot landscapes, or architecture, or fine-art still-life photos, you may be perfectly happy with the DP1 Merrill.”
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PCMAG reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“I used Imatest to check the sharpness of the camera’s JPG output at its base ISO setting of 100. Images were incredibly sharp, registering 2,162 lines per picture height at f/2.8; 1,800 lines is our cutoff for an acceptably sharp photo.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Sigma DP1 Merril and writes;
“Autofocus speeds are acceptable for contrast-detect AF, though, and shutter lag in manual and prefocused modes are actually quite fast.”
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Sigma DP1 Merril Features

The Sigma DP1 Merril is equipped with a 46Mp Foveon X3 Direct Image CMOS Sensor that uses an innovative pixel structure that uniquely captures all red, green, and blue (RGB) color information in each pixel location, with 3 layers, rather than the typical single layer of alternating colors. It enables the camera to get accurate colored and incredibly detailed imagery, with greater three-dimensional depth.

In addition, the camera has a wider 19mm f/2.8 lens, which is the equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm camera. This lens includes “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass to correct aberrations and Super Multi Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Not only does it, Sigma DP1 Merril utilizing dual TRUE II (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) image processing engine to improve the processing speed and overall quality of your final image. It provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with rich tones and smooth gradients.

Moreover, Sigma DP1 Merril enables you to record QVGA quality video through the Movie mode at 320 x 240 resolution and 30 fps. It also has a 3.0-inch Rear LCD Monitor to quickly change menu options, or review photos and videos.

Sigma DP1 Merril Features:

+ 46Mp Foveon X3 Direct Image CMOS Sensor

+ 3x Color Data in Each Pixel Layer

+ 28mm f/2.8 (35mm Equivalent) FLD Lens

+ True II Image Processor

+ 3.0-inch Rear LCD Monitor

+ QVGA Video Recording at 30fps

+ Records JPEG & RAW Files

+ Built-In Accessory Hot Shoe

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