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Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s

Portability
70
Imaging
65
Features
38
Overall
54
Sigma DP2 Quattro front
 
Sigma DP2s front
Portability
86
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Key Specs

Sigma DP2 Quattro
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • No Video
  • 45mm (F2.8) lens
  • 395g - 161 x 67 x 82mm
  • Released February 2014
Sigma DP2s
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Replaced the Sigma DP2
  • Renewed by Sigma DP2x
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Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Overview

Below is a detailed analysis of the Sigma DP2 Quattro versus Sigma DP2s, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both offered by Sigma. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the DP2 Quattro (20MP) and DP2s (5MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The DP2 Quattro was brought out 4 years later than the DP2s and that is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the DP2 Quattro scores vs the DP2s for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 Quattro over the Sigma DP2s

 DP2 Quattro DP2s 
RevealedFebruary 2014February 2010More recent by 49 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2s over the Sigma DP2 Quattro

 DP2s DP2 Quattro 

Common features in the Sigma DP2 Quattro and Sigma DP2s

 DP2 Quattro DP2s 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and volume. The Sigma DP2 Quattro offers external measurements of 161mm x 67mm x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2") with a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs) whilst the Sigma DP2s has sizing of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") with a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at that moment. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the DP2 Quattro vs the DP2s.

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the DP2 Quattro and DP2s is 70 and 86 respectively.

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Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's hard to imagine the difference between sensor measurements just by going over a spec sheet. The graphic here might offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the DP2 Quattro and DP2s.

As you can see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can expect the Sigma DP2 Quattro to offer more detail having its extra 15 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The younger DP2 Quattro provides an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s sensor size comparison

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma DP2 Quattro Portrait photography factors
Sigma DP2s Portrait photography factors
79
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
57
manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
low MP (5 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
Street photography with Sigma DP2s
61
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
68
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than others (280g)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
Sports photography with Sigma DP2s
49
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
can't change focal length (45mm)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
lack of phase detect auto focus
30
sensor size is good (APS-C)
can't change focal length (41mm)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low MP (5MP)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sigma DP2 Quattro Travel photography advice
Sigma DP2s Travel photography advice
54
megapixel count decent (20MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
67
lighter than others (280g)
built-in flash
very good maximum aperture (f)
low MP (5MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
Landscape photography with Sigma DP2s
60
has manual focus
screen size is decent (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (45mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
48
manual focus
very good maximum aperture (f)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (41mm)
tiny screen (2.5")
lack of image stabilization
low MP (5 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sigma DP2 Quattro
Vlogging with Sigma DP2s
9
can't record video
28
very good maximum aperture (f)
lighter than others (280g)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (320 x 240 pixels)
no mic port
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Sigma DP2 Quattro vs Sigma DP2s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP2 Quattro and Sigma DP2s
 Sigma DP2 QuattroSigma DP2s
General Information
Company Sigma Sigma
Model type Sigma DP2 Quattro Sigma DP2s
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2014-02-13 2010-02-20
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TRUE III engine True II
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.7mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor surface area 369.0mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 5 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5424 x 3616 2640 x 1760
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 50
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 45mm (1x) 41mm (1x)
Highest aperture f/2.8 -
Crop factor 1.5 1.7
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.30 m
Flash modes no built-in flash Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 320 x 240
Highest video resolution None 320x240
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 395 grams (0.87 lbs) 280 grams (0.62 lbs)
Physical dimensions 161 x 67 x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2") 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID BP-51 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/MMC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $931 $940