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Aug 31, 2012 21:27 |  #1

http://www.sigma-dp.com …rrill/jp/sample​photo.html (external link)

This is one of their fixed-lens (wide angle) cameras with the new high resolution (15 mp/45 mp, depending on how you do the math) Foveon sensor. The detail in some of these is remarkable.


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Sep 03, 2012 10:02 |  #2

If they released this camera in EF mount, more people (moslty landscapists) would be interested... Presently, it looks like Sigma is fighting a losing battle which is a shame.
FOVEON is an interesting technology.


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Sep 03, 2012 10:24 |  #3

Yes, for a compact fixed lens camera it's impressive. But for the price? Unsure.. I personally wouldn't pay for it. That sensor and detail def. wow'ed my eyes.


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Sep 03, 2012 22:01 |  #4

I'd buy it if it was similar to the powershot s series from Canon, because I want to try the foveon sensor, but a fixed lens compact is just not very interesting to me.


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Sep 04, 2012 16:10 |  #5

The photo of the cowboy on the fence.... whats up with all the dust in the blue sky?


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Sep 07, 2012 18:22 |  #6

A review from Luminous Landscape on the DP2M, the same camera but with a 30mm f/2.8 lens. The camera is capable of truly outstanding images.

Definately Not for Camera Pussys

http://www.luminous-landscape.com …s/sigma_dp2m_re​view.shtml (external link)


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Sep 07, 2012 23:50 |  #7

Talley wrote in post #14947607 (external link)
The photo of the cowboy on the fence.... whats up with all the dust in the blue sky?

Dust on the sensor and not in the sky? Sure hope not. But look at the detail of those nuts and bolts in the far right side of the same pic. Holy cats! When I look at the details at 200%, they look like some of mine with the 5D3 and one of my sharper lenses at 100%. Well, almost. This is impressive when you consider it isn't even a FF sensor and in a point and shoot size. Dang good lens to get resolution like that.


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Sep 11, 2012 07:18 |  #8

I am impressed... the quality from a compact is stunning. Keep at it Sigma... keep pushing the big boys to produce better stuff.


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Sep 11, 2012 08:12 |  #9

The DPxM camera would be very attractive if it were an ILC with a few compact, fast primes with the same quality as these two fixed-lens cameras. Even if they came out with 35mm f/1.4 and 100mm f/2 (35mm AOV equivalents) fixed-lens cameras it might be worth buying both since I typically carry two cameras when using primes anyway.


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Nov 06, 2016 08:44 |  #10

You buy a DP Merrill and live with its quirks. Helps a lot if you like Tripod use for your images and can get into a 'View Camera' mentality.

Image quality is excellent, even now a few years down the road.

The cameras produce good images, are slow in use and you figure batteries as the equivalent of 36 exposure rolls of 35mm film. Short battey life - but the image quality!

On the used market they are not dirt cheap but they are worth it.


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Nov 07, 2016 20:37 as a reply to  @ Deardorff's post |  #11

Yes, I have the DP1M and DP3M now, plus an sdQ. Very happy with all three.


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