Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x

Portability
55
Imaging
79
Features
73
Overall
76
Canon EOS 5DS R front
 
Sigma DP2x front
Portability
86
Imaging
46
Features
31
Overall
40

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Key Specs

Canon 5DS R
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 12800)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 930g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released February 2015
Sigma DP2x
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Launched February 2011
  • Previous Model is Sigma DP2s
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Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x, one is a Advanced DSLR and the latter is a Large Sensor Compact by manufacturers Canon and Sigma. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the 5DS R (51MP) and DP2x (5MP) and the 5DS R (Full frame) and DP2x (APS-C) provide different sensor sizing.

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The 5DS R was announced 4 years after the DP2x which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Canon 5DS R being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Sigma DP2x being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before diving right into a full comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the 5DS R matches up vs the DP2x in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5DS R over the Sigma DP2x

 5DS R DP2x 
LaunchedFebruary 2015February 2011Newer by 49 months
Screen dimensions3.2"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.7")
Screen resolution1040k230kSharper screen (+810k dot)

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2x over the Canon 5DS R

 DP2x 5DS R 

Common features in the Canon 5DS R and Sigma DP2x

 5DS R DP2x 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to consider its weight and size. The Canon 5DS R offers outside measurements of 152mm x 116mm x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 930 grams (2.05 lbs) and the Sigma DP2x has specifications of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the 5DS R versus the DP2x.

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the 5DS R and DP2x is 55 and 86 respectively.

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x top view buttons comparison

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by going over technical specs. The pic below may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the 5DS R and DP2x.

As you can tell, both of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The 5DS R using its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field simpler and the Canon 5DS R will offer you more detail with its extra 46MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots more aggressively. The more recent 5DS R should have an edge in sensor technology.

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x sensor size comparison

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 5DS R as a Portrait photography camera
Sigma DP2x as a Portrait photography camera
87
has manual focus
MP count amazing (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides face detect focus
saves RAW formats
57
you can focus manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
megapixel count low (5MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon 5DS R Street photography information
Sigma DP2x Street photography information
61
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
68
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competitors in class (280 grams)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5DS R Sports photography advice
Sigma DP2x Sports photography advice
72
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
MP count amazing (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (700 shots)
31
decent sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (41mm)
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (5MP)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 5DS R
Travel photography with Sigma DP2x
57
environment proof
MP count amazing (51 megapixels)
not so great battery (700 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
67
lighter than competitors in class (280g)
built-in flash
fast max aperture (f)
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 5DS R
Landscape photography with Sigma DP2x
78
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
MP count amazing (51MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
no low pass filter
saves RAW formats
environment proof
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (700 shots)
49
you can focus manually
fast max aperture (f)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (41mm)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5DS R as a Vlogging camera
Sigma DP2x as a Vlogging camera
30
provides face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes microphone socket
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
28
fast max aperture (f)
lighter than competitors in class (280g)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (320 x 240 resolution)
does not have mic socket
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Canon 5DS R vs Sigma DP2x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5DS R and Sigma DP2x
 Canon EOS 5DS RSigma DP2x
General Information
Brand Canon Sigma
Model type Canon EOS 5DS R Sigma DP2x
Type Advanced DSLR Large Sensor Compact
Released 2015-02-06 2011-02-08
Physical type Mid-size SLR Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Dual DIGIC 6 True II
Sensor type CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 51 megapixel 5 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 8688 x 5792 2640 x 1760
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 61 -
Cross type focus points 41 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 41mm (1x)
Total lenses 250 -
Crop factor 1 1.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2 inch 2.5 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) None
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.30 m
Flash settings no built-in flash Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 320 x 240
Max video resolution 1920x1080 320x240
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 930 grams (2.05 lb) 280 grams (0.62 lb)
Physical dimensions 152 x 116 x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 86 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2308 not tested
Other
Battery life 700 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID LP-E6 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash SD/SDHC/MMC
Card slots Dual One
Price at release $3,699 $699