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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro

Portability
88
Imaging
45
Features
27
Overall
37
Sigma DP1x front
 
Sigma DP2 Quattro front
Portability
70
Imaging
65
Features
38
Overall
54

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Key Specs

Sigma DP1x
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 28mm (F4.0) lens
  • 250g - 113 x 60 x 50mm
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Succeeded the Sigma DP1s
Sigma DP2 Quattro
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • No Video
  • 45mm (F2.8) lens
  • 395g - 161 x 67 x 82mm
  • Released February 2014
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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro, both Large Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Sigma. There is a huge difference among the resolutions of the DP1x (5MP) and DP2 Quattro (20MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The DP1x was brought out 5 years earlier than the DP2 Quattro which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going into a full comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the DP1x grades vs the DP2 Quattro with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP1x over the Sigma DP2 Quattro

 DP1x DP2 Quattro 

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 Quattro over the Sigma DP1x

 DP2 Quattro DP1x 
ReleasedFebruary 2014February 2010More modern by 48 months
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Sigma DP1x and Sigma DP2 Quattro

 DP1x DP2 Quattro 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Sigma DP1x has got outer measurements of 113mm x 60mm x 50mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.0") accompanied by a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) whilst the Sigma DP2 Quattro has sizing of 161mm x 67mm x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2") along with a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the DP1x vs the DP2 Quattro.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the DP1x and DP2 Quattro is 88 and 70 respectively.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro top view buttons comparison

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizes purely by viewing specifications. The picture below might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the DP1x and DP2 Quattro.

To sum up, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Sigma DP2 Quattro to render greater detail having its extra 15 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images way more aggressively. The more aged DP1x will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro sensor size comparison

Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sigma DP1x
Portrait photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
57
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
low megapixels (5MP)
79
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sigma DP1x
Street photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
69
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than competition (250 grams)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
61
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sigma DP1x
Sports photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
32
good sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (28mm)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (5 megapixels)
doesn't have phase detect AF
49
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
can't change focal length (45mm)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sigma DP1x as a Travel photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Travel photography camera
57
lighter than competition (250g)
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (5 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
54
good megapixels (20MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sigma DP1x
Landscape photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
41
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (5MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
60
you can focus manually
good sized screen (3 inches)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (45mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma DP1x Vlogging information
Sigma DP2 Quattro Vlogging information
25
lighter than competition (250g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (320 x 240 resolution)
doesn't have mic jack
9
lack of video recording
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Sigma DP1x vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP1x and Sigma DP2 Quattro
 Sigma DP1xSigma DP2 Quattro
General Information
Brand Sigma Sigma
Model Sigma DP1x Sigma DP2 Quattro
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-02-20 2014-02-13
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 20.7 x 13.8mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 285.7mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 5MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 2640 x 1760 5424 x 3616
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 45mm (1x)
Highest aperture f/4.0 f/2.8
Crop factor 1.7 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - no built-in flash
Flash modes - no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 320 x 240 -
Maximum video resolution 320x240 None
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 250g (0.55 pounds) 395g (0.87 pounds)
Physical dimensions 113 x 60 x 50mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.0") 161 x 67 x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2")
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 model - BP-51
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/MMC card -
Card slots One One
Cost at release $574 $931