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Sigma DP2S 14MP X3 FOVEON CMOS Digital Camera with 24.2mm f-2.8 and 2.5 inch LCD by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Sigma DP2S 14MP X3 FOVEON CMOS Digital Camera with 24.2mm f/2.8 and 2.5 inch LCD
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 22 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 18.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.4   average
Image4.3   average
Focus2.1   below average


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Focus

Focus:
"Just like the DP2 and then some extras, like the missing focusing noise (more like grinding) from my old DP2.For people looking for neutral colors, DP2, DP2S and DP2X seem to be the best."
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"The auto focus system is not so good and gets confused from time to time."
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"Focus is SLOW and makes weird noise."
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"Images created by this camera, when the focus is correct and light is sufficient, are very hard to find flaws in."
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"Many reviewers complain that this camera is slow to focus."
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"When shooting close subjects, auto focus regularly won't work well."
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"Once you get the hang of the grid system for focusing it gets easier and easier."
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"This small package is an incredible piece of engineering...the color is amazing...the fact that it has a fixed focus lens is a plus, as it makes you 'think' the shot and the resolution from the lens is incredible...the colors are incredible...but again, this is NOT a point and shoot...this is an artist's camera, a piece of professional equipment which you will not regret buying...a caveat: shoot in RAW mode...once you load the files into a good software editing program you will know why...and the controls are convenient, the major functions are at your fingertips and the clutter common to other digitals has been simplified, and yet, you have total control over the creation of the photograph...do I have any complaints?"
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"The autofocus can be tricky, but it is accurate."
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"Yes, there are strange noises coming out of the DP2s as it tries to focus (whether in auto or manual focus, there is always a whine), but strangely, I love it."
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"I love the unusual manual focus option."
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Image

Image:
"I wanted to like the Meriill version but unfortunately the high contrast and over saturated images are not my style."
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"Even at ISO 100, there is quite a lot of weird colorations that seem to swirl through the image."
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"Underexposed images do not look good and often cannot be salvaged."
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"I am amazed by the image quality, I cannot recommend it more."
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"Yes, many flaws, but for my purposes, none that stop me from having a good time and getting some great images."
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"And the free Sigma software to process the RAW images is crazy easy to use."
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"Like film cameras, it can take some time to get the shot set up to take advantage of all the elements you want to see in the photo and so a tripod is very necessary."
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"With good lighting, or a good flash, the images out of this camera are like the best Leica 35mm film you've ever taken."
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"It feels very much like a toy camera and one that should cost about $150 instead of $600.Image Quality: The camera takes good images at ISO 100-200."
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Lens

Lens:
"The lens is not high-quality, and I was disappointed by the level of chromatic aberration."
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"It would have been nice to have a fixed length, non-retractible lens similar to the X100 or some of the primes on other brands like Olympus."
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"The lens is not high-quality, and I was disappointed by the level of chromatic aberration."
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"If you like using a normal lens, it will be perfect."
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"This small package is an incredible piece of engineering...the color is amazing...the fact that it has a fixed focus lens is a plus, as it makes you 'think' the shot and the resolution from the lens is incredible...the colors are incredible...but again, this is NOT a point and shoot...this is an artist's camera, a piece of professional equipment which you will not regret buying...a caveat: shoot in RAW mode...once you load the files into a good software editing program you will know why...and the controls are convenient, the major functions are at your fingertips and the clutter common to other digitals has been simplified, and yet, you have total control over the creation of the photograph...do I have any complaints?"
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"However, I only wanted to shoot with a fixed lens & this camera is only a few $100 more than a decent 50mm lens for a DSLR."
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Quality

Quality:
"You can't help but be amazed by the film-esque quality to the colors."
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"I am amazed by the image quality, I cannot recommend it more."
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"Every owner of these cameras, who strives for the best quality photos they can take, knows."
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"It feels very much like a toy camera and one that should cost about $150 instead of $600.Image Quality: The camera takes good images at ISO 100-200."
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"- they are easily outweighed by the stunning image quality on the kinds of scenes it's good at."
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"However, where the DP2s wins, is in image quality and truly the FOVEON sensor is something to admire about SIGMA."
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"Yes, it is bulkier than the other two, but the build quality is beautiful."
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