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Sigma DP3 Merrill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Sigma DP3 Merrill. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and lens. The screen and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and storage.

performance, usability, screen, lens, image quality

battery, storage, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma DP3 Merrill 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 DP3 Merrill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sigma DP3 Merrill from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the sensor and exposure are generally positive. The lens and image quality are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and performance. Opinions about the price and size are mixed.

usability, image quality, lens, exposure, sensor

performance, battery

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill First Look

 

New DP Merrill model follows DP1 and DP2

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sigma DP3 review

 

The Sigma DP3 Merrill isn't for everyone, but for those willing to deal with its quirks and older tech, they're rewarded with sharp photos that are like full-frame quality.

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is totally schizoid. On one hand you have exceptional still photo quality that comes close to full-frame editions. On the other you have a frustratingly slow, poorly featured camera that only a select group of photographers could...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill

 

The Sigma DP3 Merrill packs a 46-megapixel Foveon image sensor and a fixed 75mm macro lens. It can capture amazing photos, but it's not a camera that will appeal to the masses.

Sharp 1:3 macro lens. APS-C Foveon image sensor. Sharp rear LCD. Improved JPG engine.

Cumbersome Raw workflow. No HD video support. No EVF option. Slow autofocus.

The 3-inch rear display packs a 920k-dot resolution. It's sharp and gives you a good idea about the quality of the images you are capturing. The display is just as sharp as the 1.2-million-dot display on the Ricoh GR, but it's not as bright; that...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sigma DP series dons a new lens for CES

 

The DP3 Merrill camera narrows its angle of view, and that's about it.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill Preview

 

Sigma, mostly known for their universal lenses, has released a new fixed lens camera, the DP3 Merrill. You might want to sit down for this, but the DP3 features a colossal 46-megapixel Foveon X3 image sensor. Yeah, that's not a typo. 46 megapixels,...

Jan, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill Review

 

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is a compact camera with a large APS-C sized sensor, as used in larger and heavier compact system camera and DSLR models and therefore promising better image quality than other compacts. The DP3 Merrill has the same 46 megapixel...

The new DP3 Merrill completes Sigma's compact camera range by incorporating a 75mm equivalent lens and useful macro capabilities, with the DP Merrill family now offering 28mm, 45mm and 75mm lens options. As with its siblings, the DP3 Merrill is an...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill Review

 

For several generations now, there's been a clear pattern to Sigma's DP-series of fixed-lens, large-sensor cameras. Each generation has had just two models, closely related and differing mostly in their choice of lens.

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill Review: Bigger Lens, Same Body

 

Sigma has long been known for the quality of their lenses, but their cameras have always taken a backseat. Although they should easily stand out of the crowd with their unique Foveon sensor and amazing image quality, Sigma cameras lack a few key...

Outstanding image quality at low ISOs, Great color quality from Foveon sensor, Optically superior 50mm lens

High ISO images are inadequate, Slow autofocus, Poor battery life, Expensive

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Sigma DP3 Merrill Review

 

Some see the arrival of cameras such as these as indicative of camera companies responding to the market by taking on smart phones as a camera to take everywhere.

Expert review by : Darren Rowse (digital-photography-school.com)

Sigma’s DP Merrill Cameras Compared – World-Beating Image Quality In Compact Bodies

 

Sigma, known mainly to photographers for their affordable lenses, recently caused quite a stir among discerning photographers. How? By building three compact cameras around the incredible sensor taken from the SD1, which initially cost $10,000. The...

But there are lots of compromises. Foremost among them is battery life. The small batteries don’t last long so you’ll need to buy spares. Fortunately, they’re cheap. Second compromise; usability. It’s pretty good for a compact camera, and the controls...

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