Merrill v MILC and mft cameras. A new choice dilemna

Started Sep 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
papillon_65 Forum Pro • Posts: 27,030
No dilemma for me....

I got a cheap DP2x to use for when I want the best quality possible in my pocket. It's smaller than the DP2m (quite a bit actually), has a small 230K lcd, starts up slowly and has few bells and whistles. It's a pure photographic tool. The autofocus it not too bad, not quick but quick enough in good light. It's a low ISO camera unless you shoot mono above ISO 400 (it has ISO 50). Despite these drawback it has two things in it's favour. The lens and the sensor. The lens is pin sharp across the frame right the way through, really excellent. As for the sensor, well it's the only camera I've ever owned where you can look at the files at 100% magnification and be mightily impressed. It bests pretty much most cameras up to full frame and the dynamic range in the highlights is very good as well.

The DP2m looks to be superb and I'll probably get one eventually but for now I'm very happy with the DP2x. When I get back to my computer and process the raw files they amaze me every time. A lot of people are missing out on some real quality little cameras with these Sigma's IMHO, especially those that want a low ISO landscape camera. I blogged about it here, with examples:
Any problem on earth can be solved by a well aimed Pomegranate...

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