See Pixel for Pixel, *Nothing* Beats a Sigma DP Merrill for an overview as well as all the stuff in this blog on Sigma DP Merrill. The in-depth review of the three Sigma DP Merrill cameras is in Guide to Mirrorless.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for stunning sharpness and artifact-free images. But do read my review first to understand some caveats on operational characteristics.
Sigma DP merrill cameras now have $200 instant rebates at B&H Photo, bringing the price down to $699 for DP1M, $699 for DP2M, and $650 for DP3M. I don’t expect to see the new dp2 Quattro until July, or perhaps June at the earliest.
Other items that should be purchased appropriately:
- Sigma BP-41 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (buy 5 to 8 batteries, and that is not a misprint).
- Sigma LH1-01 Lens Hood for DP1 Merrill
- Sigma LH2-01 Lens Hood for DP2 Merrill
- Sigma LH3-01 Lens Hood for DP3 Merrill
Note that the Ricoh GR battery is 100% compatible with the DP Merrill battery (same).