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Image quality is the reason this camera exists
on September 22, 2010
When I first started in photography, I used a Pentax K1000, which is an incredibly basic, no frills film camera. I loved it. The Sigma DP1s is the digital equivalent of that camera - zero bells and whistles, only the absolute minimum necessary to make an image, and the case of this camera, the image is outstanding. Sure, you have to learn to use it, work around its quirks, and it's only good in a very narrow realm (landscapes, still lifes, etc. and only in good light). I'm enjoying mine tremendously. I have other, more fancy cameras but I truly enjoy the DP1s spareness - don't have a million menu items and 76 dials to play with. DO NOT buy this camera unless you're prepared to use it as intended - as a maximum image quality, but pain in the butt operationally - picture making device.
If you want to make snapshots go buy a Canon IS1100 or something; if you want maximum image quality and want to interact closely with a pocket sized camera, get this one.