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Ergonomics

In general I found the controls straightforward, but with some initially confusing aspects, mainly due to being accustomed to other brands, not necessarily indicating an issue with the DP-2 design.

The aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation controls are readily accessed, and these are the critical controls, so I found that using the camera was fast and easy with a few hours use.

Ergonomics

The DP-2 is very light and comfortable to carry, much more so than the Olympus E-P1, which feels positively chunky and heavy by comparison.

While the DP-2 looks and feels like a plastic camera, it actually is quite sturdy, and I grew to like its plain-black exterior—all business and not attention-getting in any way— great for not being noticed. However, Sigma would probably sell more cameras prettifying the exterior somehow. The DP-2 isn’t going to win any beauty contests compared to the pretty Olympus E-P1.

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