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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2

Portability
88
Imaging
44
Features
27
Overall
37
Sigma DP1x front
 
Sigma DP2 front
Portability
86
Imaging
44
Features
28
Overall
37

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Key Specs

Sigma DP1x
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 28mm (F4.0) lens
  • 250g - 113 x 60 x 50mm
  • Introduced February 2010
  • Old Model is Sigma DP1s
Sigma DP2
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Revealed September 2009
  • Newer Model is Sigma DP2s
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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2, both Large Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Sigma. The sensor resolution of the DP1x (5MP) and the DP2 (5MP) is very close and both cameras have the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The DP1x was manufactured 6 months later than the DP2 and they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving into a complete comparison, here is a concise view of how the DP1x matches up vs the DP2 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP1x over the Sigma DP2

 DP1x DP2 

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 over the Sigma DP1x

 DP2 DP1x 

Common features in the Sigma DP1x and Sigma DP2

 DP1x DP2 
RevealedFebruary 2010September 2009Same age
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.5"2.5"Equal display measurement
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera often, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Sigma DP1x comes with exterior dimensions of 113mm x 60mm x 50mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.0") having a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) whilst the Sigma DP2 has measurements of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs).

Examine the Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at that time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the DP1x versus the DP2.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the DP1x and DP2 is 88 and 86 respectively.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 top view buttons comparison

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to see the gap in sensor measurements merely by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph below should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the DP1x and DP2.

As you can see, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of photographs however you have to take the launch date of the cameras into account.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 sensor size comparison

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma DP1x Portrait photography information
Sigma DP2 Portrait photography information
56
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (5MP)
56
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (5MP)
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Street Comparison

Sigma DP1x Street photography information
Sigma DP2 Street photography information
68
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average in class (250g)
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
67
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lighter than average (280g)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sigma DP1x Sports photography information
Sigma DP2 Sports photography information
32
sensor size is good (APS-C)
fixed focal length (28mm)
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (5MP)
has no phase detect autofocus
30
good sensor size (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (41mm)
max fps low (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (5MP)
lacks phase detect autofocus
Photography Glossary

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sigma DP1x
Travel photography with Sigma DP2
57
lighter than average in class (250g)
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (5 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
67
lighter than average (280 grams)
built-in flash
fast maximum aperture (f)
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma DP1x as a Landscape photography camera
Sigma DP2 as a Landscape photography camera
41
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (5 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse mode
48
you can focus manually
fast maximum aperture (f)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (41mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sigma DP1x
Vlogging with Sigma DP2
25
lighter than average in class (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (320 x 240 resolution)
lack of mic port
28
fast maximum aperture (f)
lighter than average (280 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (320 x 240 pxls)
lack of mic socket
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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP1x and Sigma DP2
 Sigma DP1xSigma DP2
General Information
Make Sigma Sigma
Model Sigma DP1x Sigma DP2
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-02-20 2009-09-21
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip True II -
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 20.7 x 13.8mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor area 285.7mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 5 megapixel 5 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 2640 x 1760 2640 x 1760
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 41mm (1x)
Largest aperture f/4.0 -
Crop factor 1.7 1.7
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 4.30 m
Flash modes - Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 320 x 240 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 320x240 320x240
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 250 gr (0.55 lbs) 280 gr (0.62 lbs)
Physical dimensions 113 x 60 x 50mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.0") 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/MMC card SD/SDHC/MMC card
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $574 $649