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Sigma DP2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Sigma DP2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the color and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the exposure and energy efficiency get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the zoom and focus.

portability, usability, image quality, design, color

screen, battery, reliability, focus, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma DP2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma DP2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sigma DP2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and color. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the zoom and price.

portability, performance, usability, color, image quality

price, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma DP2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sigma DP2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the lens and price are generally positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the image stabilizer and low light performance get negative opinions. There are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency and battery.

image quality, portability, design, price, lens

screen, focus, reliability, low-light, stabilizer

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sigma DP2

 

After the mixed views of the unique DP1, Sigma has introduced the DP2, but is it any better? Joanne Carter finds out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Sigma DP2 digital camera

 

Best known for its excellent lenses, Sigma continues to plough a unique furrow when it comes to the sensors placed in its DSLRs and compacts; in the case of the DP2, which logically follows the DP1, a triple layered Foveon X3 chip. The different layers...

Excellent lens, wealth of hands-on control, works best when attempting images with a shallow depth of field

Expensive, variable white balance if left in auto mode, washed out de-saturated colours, plasticky feel to build, occasional operational freezes

Because of the limitations of a fixed lens (as opposed to a zoom), using the DP2 over a period of time begins to change the way that you shoot. The only "zoom" option you have is simply to take a few steps forward, so framing is more considered, you...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Sigma DP2 review - digital camera reviews and video

 

This old school shooter claims to deliver DSLR-quality performance in a compact body. But is it all talk and no lens?

Compact and lightweight. Classy lens and sensor. Charming retro simplicity

Poor quality screen. No zoom. Uninterested autofocus

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Sigma DP2 review

 

The DP2 is an old-school compact with a fixed focal length lens and the unique Foveon X3 sensor

Excellent construction ; Great design and layout ; Image fine detail

Limiting lens ; Not great value for money ; Some sluggish performance issues

The Foveon sensor's design means that although the DP2's images have only 4.7 million pixels, the detail is fantastically sharp. Old-schoolers won't mind the fixed focal length lens and hands-on control, but the autofocus and image processing need to...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sigma DP2 review

 

An impressive sensor in a compact body, but some of the DP2's other quirks aren't as appealing.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sigma DP2 review

 

Sigma is perhaps best known to photographers as a supplier of affordable third-party lenses that are compatible with big-brand cameras. However, it's been gradually developing its own line-up of digital compacts that make the most of its heritage in...

The Sigma DP2 is one of a kind and produces strong at images with shallow depth of field. Is it for you? Well, consider this: the Sigma DP2 is pricey, has a confusing menu system, freezes up on occasion, has an unresponsive autofocus and a stiff...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sigma DP2 Merrill review

 

It is clear that Sigma has created a niche camera in the DP2 Merrill. For its intended audience, thecamera works very well indeed. In good-contrast light, I have not seen such a high standard of performance from a camera at this level, and the DP2...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sigma dp2 Quattro Review

 

There's not denying that the dp2 Quattro is a camera which can excel in the right conditions. In good light and at lower ISO settings the level of detail and general image quality is outstanding

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Sigma DP2 review

 

Too limiting for most snappers, but definitely capable of achieving top class results in the right conditions

Lots of old school charm, compact size, high quality lens and sensor, great colour reproduction

Small, low-res screen, sloth-like autofocus, lacks the flexibility of a zoom lens

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sigma DP2

 

The latest compact to feature a DSLR-sized sensor. Can the DP2 deliver comparable results?

Not the fastest dog on the track, but ahead of the pack when it comes to image quality

Dec, 2009

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