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Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro

Portability
86
Imaging
45
Features
28
Overall
38
Sigma DP2 front
 
Sigma DP2 Quattro front
Portability
70
Imaging
65
Features
38
Overall
54

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Key Specs

Sigma DP2
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Released September 2009
  • Renewed by Sigma DP2s
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
  • Announced February 2014
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Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Sigma DP2 and Sigma DP2 Quattro, both Large Sensor Compact cameras and they are both offered by Sigma. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the DP2 (5MP) and DP2 Quattro (20MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The DP2 was launched 5 years before the DP2 Quattro and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before getting straight to a in depth comparison, here is a concise overview of how the DP2 scores vs the DP2 Quattro in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 over the Sigma DP2 Quattro

 DP2 DP2 Quattro 

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 Quattro over the Sigma DP2

 DP2 Quattro DP2 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014September 2009More recent by 53 months
Screen size3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Sigma DP2 and Sigma DP2 Quattro

 DP2 DP2 Quattro 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Sigma DP2 has external measurements of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") with a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs) whilst the Sigma DP2 Quattro has specifications of 161mm x 67mm x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the DP2 compared to the DP2 Quattro.

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the DP2 and DP2 Quattro is 86 and 70 respectively.

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro top view buttons comparison

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to imagine the difference in sensor measurements just by checking out specifications. The visual here might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the DP2 and DP2 Quattro.

To sum up, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Sigma DP2 Quattro to produce extra detail utilizing its extra 15 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots way more aggressively. The older DP2 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro sensor size comparison

Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Sigma DP2 Portrait photography information
Sigma DP2 Quattro Portrait photography information
57
manual focus
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
low MP (5MP)
79
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sigma DP2 Street photography features
Sigma DP2 Quattro Street photography features
68
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (280 grams)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
61
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sigma DP2 as a Sports photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Sports photography camera
30
decent sensor size (APS-C)
can't change focal length (41mm)
low frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (5MP)
doesn't have phase detect AF
49
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (45mm)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sigma DP2 as a Travel photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Travel photography camera
67
lighter than competition in class (280g)
flash built-in
good max aperture (f)
low MP (5MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
54
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma DP2 as a Landscape photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Landscape photography camera
48
manual focus
good max aperture (f)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (41mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (5MP)
60
manual focus
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (45mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma DP2 Vlogging factors
Sigma DP2 Quattro Vlogging factors
28
good max aperture (f)
lighter than competition in class (280 grams)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (320 x 240 pxls)
no external mic jack
9
no video recording
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Sigma DP2 vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP2 and Sigma DP2 Quattro
 Sigma DP2Sigma DP2 Quattro
General Information
Make Sigma Sigma
Model Sigma DP2 Sigma DP2 Quattro
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2009-09-21 2014-02-13
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TRUE III engine
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 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 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 2640 x 1760 5424 x 3616
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 41mm (1x) 45mm (1x)
Max aperture - f/2.8
Crop factor 1.7 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.30 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
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 (30 fps) -
Highest video resolution 320x240 None
Video file format Motion JPEG -
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 280 gr (0.62 pounds) 395 gr (0.87 pounds)
Physical dimensions 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") 161 x 67 x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2")
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
Battery model - BP-51
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/MMC card -
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $649 $931