aperture only goes to 4.0
not so great in the dark (despite advertisements, but read full review below)
despite having the flash, its pretty weak
shooting in RAW takes along time to save to memory card
the camera looks sleek, simple and stylish. and takes amazing pictures. i have had it for two days and so fr have not had any major issues. at first, it seemed like all my pictures had alot of noise, but once you learn how to synchronize the f-stop and the ... Read full review
the camera looks sleek, simple and stylish. and takes amazing pictures. i have had it for two days and so fr have not had any major issues. at first, it seemed like all my pictures had alot of noise, but once you learn how to synchronize the f-stop and the shutter speed they come out way better. i thought that the lack of zoom would be an issue, but the images have very have quality so zooming on the computer afterwards is pretty alright. this goes for macro as well. the range is 30 cm, and thats pretty far away, so no super close ups without buying the lens adapter for another 120$. but again, zooming in post processing can help with it.
the software the comes with the camera is very nice as well. it has contrast, shadow, high light, and exposure adjustments. the only downside is that you can only edit pictures with it if they were taken in RAW format. these pictures take up a TON of room and can only be viewed in the sigma photo editor.
i heard before buying that the dp1 is great in low light. however the auto settings, at least as much as ive used them, and the trying various program ones, only result in good pictures at a shutter speed too long for hand use alone. but its no worse than most any other point and shoot. with the flash though, they turn out alright.
the weight issue. its light which is nice for portability. However it may feel too light, like your getting ripped off a little. the same goes for the buttons. they feel very toy like. However, the buttons have been assigned very well, and each has multiple functions, so alot of features are packed into a very simple camera. they also allow for slight customization with the zoom buttons (since you cant zoom unless in picture playback mode). you can set them to ISO settings, focus spots, white balance, color mode, delay timers, contrast and sharpness for quick easy access to a function you use alot.
it takes between 3 and 4 secs to go from being completely off to taking a picture. and if shooting in raw, it takes about 5 secs before you can take another picture because it has to save the one you just took.