Category: Compact Camera


Kind Regards from the Adriatic Sea :-)

The time has finally come! I have been waiting forever for summer doldrums, a full account of money and the right stellar constellation to go to the Adriatic Sea. After my move to Serbia, the changeover and the whole lot of excitement that went along with it, I was in dire need of some downtime ...


Review: Sigma DP3 Merrill

I have been using the Sigma DP3 Merrill for a month now, enough time to conceive an opinion on the camera. Admittedly, I didn’t use it as an all-purpose camera as I did with the DP2M (1, 2), but primarily for macro shots, which is why I cannot tell exactly how well it does as ...


Image Quality Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs DP3 Merrill (15 Megapixel Pictures)

A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked me to upload some DP3M-photos in full size (15MP). Instead of just following this one request, I took some brick wall photos with the DP3M as well as with the DP2M, and additionally uploaded the most interesting photos I took so far with both cameras in ...


Refreshment after the macro-session

In Serbia, there is currently an implacable wave of heat, the forecast for Belgrade announces 38 degrees for today. What else can be done from a photographic point of view than capturing all the relentless insects that seem to enjoy the weather so much? You need to be careful, however, not to get a too ...


Insects and Green Stuff with the DP3M

A few days ago, I got the request to upload some of the pictures I took with the Sigma DP3M in original size. As I recently only just photographed bugs and flowers, I don’t have any photos readily available to demonstrate the camera’s sharpness and the lens (middle and edge sharpness…) performance. As soon as ...


Macro, green and cars with the DP3M

Previous Saturday, the sun dared to come out for a few hours. I used the time for taking some macro shots with the DP3m. Sometimes it rained more, sometimes less. When at my wits’ end, people tend to come up with unusual ideas, at least that’s the case with me. Since I already liked the ...


Despite the rain I dared to venture out with the DP3m

Our dear sun took some time off, but the urge to go outside for a photo bout with my new toy was too strong. 🙂 As expected, no photogenic motives whatsoever came my way in such weather. Never mind, it was still fun. 🙂 You can view additional DP3m photos on my Pinterest account or Flickr set.


DP3 Merrill: I had to strike again! :-)

Waiting for the cash-back bank transfer, I am holding the DP3M in my hands and cheerfully taking photos. Only the weather, which currently goes haywire, spoils the party. After the hot spell of past weeks, it’s raining cats and dogs at the moment. This is why I could only take some sample pictures inside my ...



The nice thing about compact cameras is the easy way of taking them anywhere you want. If I only had the SD1, I would take far less pictures. I only take the “big” one with me when I am really planning on taking some pictures. With the DP2M that’s different, it practically accompanies me wherever ...


Sigma DP3 Merrill Link collection: Reviews User Reports Sample Videos

Just like back then, when the 35mm f1.4 was introduced, I am grappling with my “addiction” again. The 35mm didn’t work out, I could only just resist. Currently, I am thinking of selling the 24-70 f2.8, which I hardly use anyway, and get a new Sigma DP3M. Thanks to the cashback on Merrills, my piggy ...