- 5MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 800
- No Video
- 28mm (F) lens
- 270g - 109 x 60 x 31mm
- Revealed October 2009
- Replaced the Sigma DP1
- Refreshed by Sigma DP1x
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sigma DP1s overview
Sigma DP1s is Sigma's Large Sensor Compact camera originally launched on October of 2009. The camera features a 5MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 2640 x 1760.
Sigma brought out this camera as a way to improve the earlier Sigma DP1 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards released the fresher Sigma DP1x (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this camera.
The DP1s ranks at #60 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & all around #763 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom requirements.
The following is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Sigma DP1s family
The Sigma DP1s has a history of related cameras. Below, you can identify all older and latest models as well as key features.
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Sigma DP1s Gallery
You can view the DP1s from several angles in the gallery below.
Sigma DP1s Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Sigma DP1s based on criterias that are usually viewed as necessary in a camera.
Sigma DP1s Sensor information
The sensor size on the Sigma DP1s is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 2640 x 1760 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor has 5MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 800. RAW format is supported so the user has more margin for error.
The graphic below shows the DP1s's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The DP1s sensor has a crop factor of 1.7 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sigma DP1s dimensions
Sigma DP1s is 0.60 lbs (270 grams or 9.52 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 109mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams and the Sigma DP1s is lighter than various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a pic of the Sigma DP1s alongside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button design on the DP1s.
Sigma DP1s Lens information
The DP1s has got a built in lens with a fixed focal length of 28mm which means you don't have the flexibility to zoom.
At it's widest 28mm, it has an aperture of f which is fantastic for low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to set a lower ISO in order to get more clean photographs.
Sigma DP1s Connectivity
The DP1s has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Sigma DP1s Video information
Sigma DP1s does not take video. If you are wanting a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not an issue.
Sigma DP1s Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Sigma DP1s so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Sigma DP1s Display and Viewfinder
The Sigma DP1s features a 2.5" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details for Sigma DP1s are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Sigma DP1s Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sigma DP1s Flash and Hot shoe information
Sigma DP1s has both in-built flash as well as external flash ability.
Sigma DP1s Autofocusing information
Sigma DP1s has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact than Contrast Based focusing.
Sigma DP1s comes with manual focusing if required for low light scenarios or you require more exact focusing control.
Sigma DP1s Battery life
The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U features the highest possible (450) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
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Sigma DP1s for various styles of photography
The following diagram shows a summation of the Sigma DP1s for various styles of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Sigma DP1s Portrait photography features
The Sigma DP1s gets a points tally of 57 which is decent, and means the camera is somewhat suitable for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support and potential to utilize external lighting.
Sigma DP1s Street photography advice
With a very good rating of 66, the Sigma DP1s is a very decent pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sigma DP1s Sports photography details
A awful sports photography points tally of 32 means the Sigma DP1s is simply not suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have very good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sigma DP1s as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty critical in selecting a travel camera. In general, the Sigma DP1s gets a nice 65 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit to take on your holidays.
Sigma DP1s Landscape photography details
In case you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Sigma DP1s and it's awful grade of 45 for a landscape camera is simply not suitable in the current market.
Sigma DP1s Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sigma DP1s is simply not suitable for vlogging as it receives a awful score of 9.
Sigma DP1s Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the DP1s, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below gives you a summary of the DP1s vs it's highest rated competitors listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.