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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
 
Sigma DP2x front
Portability
86
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Sigma DP2x
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Revealed February 2011
  • Previous Model is Sigma DP2s
Photography Glossary

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Overview

The following is a in depth comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 versus Sigma DP2x, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Large Sensor Compact by manufacturers Samsung and Sigma. There exists a large gap among the resolutions of the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) and DP2x (5MP) and the Galaxy Camera 2 (1/2.3") and DP2x (APS-C) possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The Galaxy Camera 2 was launched 2 years after the DP2x which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 being a Compact camera and the Sigma DP2x being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a short introduction of how the Galaxy Camera 2 scores against the DP2x when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Sigma DP2x

 Galaxy Camera 2 DP2x 
RevealedJanuary 2014February 2011Newer by 36 months
Display dimension4.8"2.5"Larger display (+2.3")
Display resolution1037k230kCrisper display (+807k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2x over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 DP2x Galaxy Camera 2 

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sigma DP2x

 Galaxy Camera 2 DP2x 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has external dimensions of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") with a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs) whilst the Sigma DP2x has dimensions of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") along with a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs).

Check out the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 versus Sigma DP2x in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have at the time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the Galaxy Camera 2 and the DP2x.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Galaxy Camera 2 and DP2x is 90 and 86 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by going through technical specs. The image underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Galaxy Camera 2 and DP2x.

As you have seen, both the cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The Galaxy Camera 2 featuring a smaller sensor will make getting shallower depth of field trickier and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will produce greater detail utilizing its extra 11MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more modern Galaxy Camera 2 will have a benefit in sensor technology.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Portrait photography with Sigma DP2x
44
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (5 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography details
Sigma DP2x Street photography details
65
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
lighter than competition in class (283g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
68
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (280 grams)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sports photography highlights
Sigma DP2x Sports photography highlights
48
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
great battery (400 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
30
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
can't change focal length (41mm)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (5 megapixels)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Travel photography camera
Sigma DP2x as a Travel photography camera
73
great battery (400 shots)
lighter than competition in class (283g)
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (23mm)
very long reach (483mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
lighter than competitors in class (280g)
has built in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
sensor resolution low (5MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography advice
Sigma DP2x Landscape photography advice
52
you can focus manually
decently wide (23mm)
very good size screen (4.8 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
great battery (400 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
48
manual focus
great maximum aperture (f)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (41mm)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (5MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Vlogging information
Sigma DP2x Vlogging information
37
decently wide (23mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic support
lighter than competition in class (283g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
28
great maximum aperture (f)
lighter than competitors in class (280 grams)
does not offer selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low quality video (320 x 240 pixels)
missing external microphone support
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sigma DP2x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sigma DP2x
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2Sigma DP2x
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Sigma
Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sigma DP2x
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2014-01-02 2011-02-08
Physical type Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos True II
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 5 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 2640 x 1760
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-483mm (21.0x) 41mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.9 -
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.7
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 4.8 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of display 1,037 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 16 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.80 m 4.30 m
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 320 x 240
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 320x240
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 283g (0.62 lbs) 280g (0.62 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 400 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model Built-in -
Self timer Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC SD/SDHC/MMC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $400 $699