The Sigma DP2 Merrill uses the same 44.3-million-pixel APS-C sensor as its DSLR counterpart, yet it’s a compact camera with a fixed 30mm f/2.8 lens. Read the Sigma DP2 Merrill review...

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Sigma DP2 Merrill at a glance:

  • Foveon X3 CMOS APS-C sensor with 44.3 million effective pixels (4704×3136 pixels x3)
  • 30mm (45mm effective) f/2.8-16 Sigma lens
  • 3in, 920,000-dot LCD screen
  • Street price around £799

Sigma DP2 Merrill review – Introduction

We see a lot of new camera kit at the AP office. New features, picture effects and claims of improved performance are the norm. In the Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma has created a camera not intended to compete on such terms. Forget features like a touchscreen, fast frame rates or curvy body – it does not offer every feature possible, although many of these do not interest a number of photographers anyway. This is a camera that will, I suspect, often be labelled a ‘purist’s’ digital camera. The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a fixed-focal-length lens, large imaging sensor and simple build. It is designed as a niche photographer’s tool, with the company claiming the ‘best’ image quality on offer.

  1. 1. Sigma DP2 Merrill at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. LCD, viewfinder and video
  8. 8. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Dynamic range
  10. 10. Our verdict
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