It is clear that Sigma has created a niche camera in the DP2 Merrill. For its intended audience, the
camera works very well indeed. In good-contrast light, I have not seen such a high standard of performance from a camera at this level, and the DP2 outperforms many cameras above it, too. Furthermore, its handling when using the command dial is intuitive. However, this is not a camera for those wanting responsive autofocus, fast processing, good low-light performance or a vast feature set. It is simply a photographer’s tool, and for that Sigma is to be commended.