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Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro

Portability
86
Imaging
44
Features
31
Overall
38
Sigma DP2s front
 
Sigma sd Quattro front
Portability
63
Imaging
69
Features
56
Overall
63

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Key Specs

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
  • Released February 2010
  • Succeeded the Sigma DP2
  • Successor is Sigma DP2x
Sigma Quattro
(Full Review)
  • 29MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sigma SA Mount
  • 625g - 147 x 95 x 91mm
  • Revealed February 2016
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Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Sigma DP2s and Sigma Quattro, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless and they are both produced by Sigma. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the DP2s (5MP) and Quattro (29MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The DP2s was unveiled 7 years earlier than the Quattro and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Sigma DP2s being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Sigma Quattro being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise summation of how the DP2s scores versus the Quattro in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP2s over the Sigma Quattro

 DP2s Quattro 

Reasons to pick Sigma Quattro over the Sigma DP2s

 Quattro DP2s 
RevealedFebruary 2016February 2010Fresher by 73 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1620k230kCrisper screen (+1390k dot)

Common features in the Sigma DP2s and Sigma Quattro

 DP2s Quattro 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Sigma DP2s offers physical 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 Quattro has specifications of 147mm x 95mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6") with a weight of 625 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the DP2s compared to the Quattro.

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the DP2s and Quattro is 86 and 63 respectively.

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro top view buttons comparison

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizing simply by checking specs. The graphic below may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the DP2s and Quattro.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Sigma Quattro to resolve extra detail having an extra 24 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The older DP2s is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro sensor size comparison

Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Sigma DP2s as a Portrait photography camera
Sigma Quattro as a Portrait photography camera
56
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
81
has manual focus
MP count great (29 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sigma DP2s
Street photography with Sigma Quattro
67
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lighter than others (280 grams)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
59
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
heavier than others in class (625 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sigma DP2s Sports photography factors
Sigma Quattro Sports photography factors
30
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (41mm)
slow frames per second (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (5MP)
no phase detect autofocus
70
MP count great (29MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment sealing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
very slow continuous shooting (3.8 frames/s)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sigma DP2s Travel photography advice
Sigma Quattro Travel photography advice
67
lighter than others (280g)
flash built-in
great max aperture (f)
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
55
environment sealing
MP count great (29 megapixels)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (625g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma DP2s Landscape photography highlights
Sigma Quattro Landscape photography highlights
48
manual focus
great max aperture (f)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (41mm)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
72
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sigma SA mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
MP count great (29MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma DP2s Vlogging information
Sigma Quattro Vlogging information
28
great max aperture (f)
lighter than others (280 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (320 x 240 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support
22
offers face detect focus
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low ( pixels)
no mic jack
heavier than others in class (625g)
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Sigma DP2s vs Sigma Quattro Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP2s and Sigma Quattro
 Sigma DP2sSigma sd Quattro
General Information
Company Sigma Sigma
Model Sigma DP2s Sigma sd Quattro
Class Large Sensor Compact Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2010-02-20 2016-02-23
Body design Large Sensor Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor True II Dual TRUE III
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 20.7 x 13.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 285.7mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 5 megapixels 29 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 2640 x 1760 5424 x 3616
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 50 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Sigma SA
Lens focal range 41mm (1x) -
Available lenses - 76
Focal length multiplier 1.7 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 1,620k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames/s 3.8 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.30 m no built-in flash
Flash options Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 320 x 240 -
Max video resolution 320x240 -
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 280g (0.62 pounds) 625g (1.38 pounds)
Physical dimensions 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") 147 x 95 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
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-61
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/MMC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $940 $738