Sigma DP1 Merril review
Backlight

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Even shooting into the sun the metering gives good results, and the lens resists flare well.

 Sigma DP1 Merril review
Close-up

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Although the Sigma DP1 Merrill's fixed focal length lens isn't ideal for close-ups, the 20cm close focus is good enough to produce basic close-ups.

Sigma DP1 Merril review
Colours

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In good lighting, the Sigma SD1 Merrill produces bright, punchy colours such as the reds and greens in this shot.

Sigma DP1 Merril review
Contrast

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The evaluative metering generally does a good job when faced with high contrast subjects, maintaining a good balance of highlight and shadow detail.

 Sigma DP1 Merril review
Detail

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The Foveon sensor is capable of recording loads of fine detail, such as the veins of these autumn leaves.

 Sigma DP1 Merril review
Edge sharpness

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This raw image shot at f/11 (processed using Sigma Photo Pro) shows that the 19mm lens has good edge to edge sharpness.

 Sigma DP1 Merril review
Landscape

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Landscape picture mode

Sigma DP1 Merrill review
Standard

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The landscape picture mode boosts the colours, although there is a little more noise in the blue sky compared to the standard picture mode.