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The Sigma DP-2 is a unique offering in the prosumer point-and-shoot market with its fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, roughly equivalent to a 42mm lens on a DSLR. See the dedicated DP-2 web page for detailed specifications.
Please note that MAJOR improvements were made with the Sigma DP Merrill line: APS-C sensor with far higher resolution and much superior noise behavior.
Sigma supplied the DP-2, an extra battery, the optional HA-21 lens hood and the VF-21 optical viewfinder, for testing.
I shot the Sigma DP-2 over the course of about two weeks, almost entirely handheld. I found its operation relatively straightforward. Though it dials and buttons take a somewhat different approach than most point-and-shoot cameras, I found working with them to be relatively quick and convenient after a short while— see Operation.
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