Sigma DP1 Review
Shooting display modes
There are three display modes available in shooting mode. You can also switch the screen off to save battery life or when using the optional viewfinder instead.
|1: Full shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, metering mode, image quality etc.) There is no live histogram available though.||2: Grid view. Unfortunately it is not possible to see the grid and shooting information at the same time.|
|3: Clear screen. In this view you only see the AF indicator||If you half-press the shutter button in any mode the exposure is locked. When the AF has locked onto a subject the indicator turns green.|
When you switch the focus into manual mode a focus distance scale appears on the screen. By pressing the Display button you can magnify the area around your chosen AF area. Focus itself is adjusted via the little focus wheel at the back of the camera. This allows for actually quite reliable manual focusing although the system cannot rival the comfort of a Liveview-DSLR's MF.
Quick review & review display modes
By default the DP1 provides a two second quick review display immediately after the shot is taken, this can be disabled or extended to 5 or 10 seconds. If you think the preview takes too long you can manually cut it short by half-pressing the shutter button. You cannot zoom or switch between pictures during quick review.
Press the view button to switch to image review. This mode offers three levels of information (see below). You can switch between them by pressing the display button.
There are three display modes available in record review / play.
|1: Large image, no image information||2: Large image + image quality & size + image number + date & time|
|3: Small image + histogram + image quality & size + image number + ISO + shooting mode + shutter speed + aperture + metering mode + date & time. Depending on your shooting settings more information might be displayed.|
The DP1 has dedicated magnify buttons and provides ten zoom steps up to a maximum of 10x magnification.
Other Play displays
|The DP1 provides a 3 x 3 thumbnail index. You can use the four-way-controller to move around images and scroll from page to page.||When pressing the delete button in review mode you can delete a single image, all marked images or all images on the card.|
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