according to other resources the camera has a max shutter speed of 1/8000 instead of 1/2000!!
E_Nielsen: Ahem... You guys forgot the Sigma DP2 Merrill. Can any of the top 5 cameras in this article produce photos comparable to the DP2 Merrill? I dare you to do an objective comparison.I've owned the DP2 Merrill for a few months now and remain astonished that a camera of its compact size can produce photos comparable to top DSLR or even medium-format cameras. Why isn't this camera all over your Web site??
Because these are mainstream cameras for the average user. The Sigma DP2 Merrill is for enthusiasts who are more experienced and do not need only one smart camera for every situation. I wouldn't recommend the Merrill for a beginner as it would lead only to anger because of it's quirks and realtively low feature list. But for someone who knows more about photography and appreciates great image quality and does not miss some of todays fashionable features and does not want to shoot with it in dynamic situations, it's an amazing value.