Sigma DP3 Merrill

Announced Jan 8, 2013 •
15 megapixels | 75 mm

I knew from the reviews even before I ordered one that this was the camera I was waiting for. No, it doesn't have a lot of fancy automatic stuff to clutter it up, but it makes up for that in the incredibly detailed images that it can record. I also mounted it on my GigaPan Epic to record very high resolution panoramas up to 325 MegaPixels. The only limiting factor is the battery charge life of about 130 exposures in RAW +jpg, but that's a considerable amount of data, averaging about 45-65mb ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
rurikw
 

I have all three Merrill compacts. They have been around for a while so there is hardly anything new here to most on this forum. Because of all the warnings by conscientious reviewers, I did a fair amount of homework, reading lots of postings and trying out SPP with downloaded sample photos before deciding to buy. Though I was probably hooked early on, the files, you know…perfection incarnated. SPP wasn’t that bad, slow yes but otherwise quite nice and you don’t have to do an awful lot with ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review

I've never seen so ambigous reviews for a camera as for the dp Merrills. Therefore I was hesitating to get one. After using the dp3 for a few days I must say that I'm very happy with it. The key thing is that you use it for applications it fits. I's great for still live, plants, portraits (but not children, they move too much) and slow, more artistic photography. For these applications, the slow speed, the small battery and other niggles are no big issue. The camera is ergonomically very ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Rowland Scherman

It's a slow beast, but if you have the patience to use it right, the IQ is astonishing.  Not higher than 400 ISO, however.  I use it in the studio (because it SYNCs) and it because practically replaces a Hasselblad w/80mm.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review

I got the Sigma "dp3m" after reading about its extremely good image quality. From the reviews I gathered that the camera was not very good otherwise, and this is in a sense true, but my experience has been all-round positive. Using the camera is oddly a little bit like shooting on film, you don't really know what you got until you develop the images in Sigma's own software (Lightroom and ACR do not support the Sigma file format). The controls of the camera are intuitive and quick to access. ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review