A number of Sigma DP3 Merrill owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Barclay mentioned on Amazon “Absolutely stunning images even close in”. Barclay also said “Ignore the critics who are used to Lightroom this software is just as good and images exported as 16bit tiffs can then be worked on in Photoshop”. Jacquim9990 mentioned in their review in the same month “Gee whiz! Mind blowing images!”.
A number of Sigma DP3 Merrill reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Sid gave the Sigma DP3 Merrill an excellent rating and he wrote in his review of the Sigma DP3 Merrill “What you get in return is IQ to die for! The combination of superb lens and foveon sensor result in the sort of images I have always dreamed of”. Expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com mentioned “A mix between view cameras, great sensor and great lenses”.
One Sigma DP3 Merrill reviewer who purchased the Sigma DP3 Merrill mentioned that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Trev-R wrote on Amazon “No matter what I tried I could not get a red flower with water drops to expose correctly for shadows and highlights” in their review but they gave the Sigma DP3 Merrill a rating of 3 stars.
One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned “The sensor has a resolution of 46 megapixels, pushing it way beyond DSLR ambitions” in their review.