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Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II

Portability
86
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39
Sigma DP2s front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II front
Portability
89
Imaging
52
Features
74
Overall
60

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Key Specs

Sigma DP2s
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Superseded the Sigma DP2
  • Successor is Sigma DP2x
Sony RX100 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 281g - 102 x 58 x 38mm
  • Released June 2013
  • Succeeded the Sony RX100
  • Newer Model is Sony RX100 III
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Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Overview

Here, we are reviewing the Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by companies Sigma and Sony. There exists a large gap among the image resolutions of the DP2s (5MP) and RX100 II (20MP) and the DP2s (APS-C) and RX100 II (1") provide totally different sensor dimensions.

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The DP2s was brought out 4 years prior to the RX100 II and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going right into a detailed comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the DP2s grades against the RX100 II in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sigma DP2s over the Sony RX100 II

 DP2s RX100 II 

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 II over the Sigma DP2s

 RX100 II DP2s 
ReleasedJune 2013February 2010More recent by 40 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1229k230kClearer display (+999k dot)

Common features in the Sigma DP2s and Sony RX100 II

 DP2s RX100 II 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Sigma DP2s has outside measurements of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") having a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs) whilst the Sony RX100 II has dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 38mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.5") and a weight of 281 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the DP2s versus the RX100 II.

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the DP2s and RX100 II is 86 and 89 respectively.

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II top view buttons comparison

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to visualise the gap in sensor measurements just by going through a spec sheet. The photograph below will offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the DP2s and RX100 II.

As you can see, the two cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The DP2s because of its larger sensor will make getting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Sony RX100 II will provide greater detail having its extra 15MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images way more aggressively. The older DP2s will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II sensor size comparison

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma DP2s Portrait photography details
Sony RX100 II Portrait photography details
57
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
low MP (5 megapixels)
71
has manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000 seconds)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sigma DP2s Street photography information
Sony RX100 II Street photography information
68
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lighter than competition (280 grams)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
85
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW files
lighter than average (281g)
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Sports Comparison

Sigma DP2s Sports photography highlights
Sony RX100 II Sports photography highlights
30
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
can't change focal length (41mm)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low MP (5 megapixels)
lack of phase detect autofocus
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
offers tracking focus
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sigma DP2s Travel photography info
Sony RX100 II Travel photography info
67
lighter than competition (280 grams)
built-in flash
very good maximum aperture (f)
low MP (5MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
80
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
lighter than average (281g)
megapixel count good (20MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma DP2s as a Landscape photography camera
Sony RX100 II as a Landscape photography camera
48
manual focus
very good maximum aperture (f)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (41mm)
screen is small (2.5")
lack of image stabilization
low MP (5 megapixels)
74
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma DP2s as a Vlogging camera
Sony RX100 II as a Vlogging camera
28
very good maximum aperture (f)
lighter than competition (280g)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (320 x 240 pixels)
doesn't have mic port
38
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (281g)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
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Sigma DP2s vs Sony RX100 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma DP2s and Sony RX100 II
 Sigma DP2sSony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
General Information
Company Sigma Sony
Model Sigma DP2s Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2010-02-20 2013-06-27
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor True II -
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor dimensions 20.7 x 13.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 285.7mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 5 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 2640 x 1760 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Lowest native ISO 50 160
RAW format
Lowest boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 25
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 41mm (1x) 28-100mm (3.6x)
Highest aperture - f/1.8-4.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 1.7 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 2.5" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - Xtra Fine WhiteMagic TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.30 m 15.00 m (ISO Auto (W))
Flash modes Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 320 x 240 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 320x240 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 grams (0.62 pounds) 281 grams (0.62 pounds)
Physical dimensions 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") 102 x 58 x 38mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 67
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.5
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.4
DXO Low light score not tested 483
Other
Battery life - 350 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots))
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/MMC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $940 $598