Sigma DP3 Merrill
July 15, 2014
I received my new toy ordered from Japan today, Sigma DP3 Merrill. Did I just call it a toy? No way, this thing is a BEAST. This camera excels every single camera I used in the past in terms of image quality, and I have no doubt triumph over my full frame Sony A850, if used under the right condition. I mean, just look at the above image, camera JPEG with no post editing, that basket is jumping out of the frame with all those insane micro-contrast.
However, it is a very difficult camera to work with. Auto focus is frustrating. LCD/EVF is pathetic, which also makes manual focus a pain. It takes several seconds for a picture to write into the memory card after pressing the button, which feels like forever. I am probably not going to use it unless with a tripod. But hey, for 700 bucks with that image quality, it's a bargain already. Can't ask for more.