Sigma DP1x overview
Sigma DP1x is Sigma's Large Sensor Compact camera initially revealed on February of 2010. The camera has a 5MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 2640 x 1760.
The DP1x stands at #63 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all around #865 out of 1453 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Sigma DP1x family
The Sigma DP1x is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.
Sigma DP1x Gallery
You can see the DP1x from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sigma DP1x Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sigma DP1x based on aspects which are generally seen as important in a camera.
Sigma DP1x Sensor info
The Sigma DP1x houses the True II processor. The sensor spec in the Sigma DP1x is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 2640 x 1760 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor boasts 5MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the DP1x's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The DP1x sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.7 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sigma DP1x dimensions
Sigma DP1x is 0.55 lbs (250g / 8.82 oz) and features external dimensions of 113mm x 60mm x 50mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.0"). The weight of general Large Sensor Compact camera is 392g so the Sigma DP1x is lighter compared with various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Down below is a picture of the Sigma DP1x next to a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the DP1x.
Sigma DP1x Lens info
The DP1x provides a built in lens and a constant focal length of 28mm which means you have no luxury to zoom.
At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f4.0 and that is really slow and not very good in low light conditions and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up the ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs.
Sigma DP1x Connectivity
The DP1x has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy photos and usually change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Sigma DP1x Video info
The highest video quality in the Sigma DP1x is 320 x 240 and it can capture in format. 240p is low by today's requirements. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have got no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to take a look at another model should you want better audio in your video clips.
Sigma DP1x Weather Sealing
Sigma DP1x doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions might damage the camera.
Sigma DP1x Display and Viewfinder
The Sigma DP1x has a 2.5 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details regarding Sigma DP1x are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very useful in sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Sigma DP1x Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Sigma DP1x Flash and Hot shoe info
Sigma DP1x includes both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability.
Sigma DP1x Autofocus info
Sigma DP1x includes just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Sigma DP1x includes manual focus in case it is required in low light scenarios or you need more precise focus control.
Sigma DP1x Battery life
The typical Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the highest (450) battery life in this class of cameras.
Below is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Sigma DP1x for specific kinds of photography
The following graph gives a analysis of the Sigma DP1x for specific kinds of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Sigma DP1x
The Sigma DP1x gets a score of 57 which is modest, and means the camera is fairly acceptable for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & potential to use external flash.
Sigma DP1x Street photography features
With a above average rating of 69, the Sigma DP1x is a very decent fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sigma DP1x as a Sports photography camera
A horrible sports photography points total of 32 indicates the Sigma DP1x is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sigma DP1x Travel photography highlights
Portability is really critical when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Sigma DP1x gets a modest 57 as a travel camera which is reasonably suited to purchase for your holidays.
Sigma DP1x as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sigma DP1x with it's horrible score of 41 as a landscape camera is not acceptable within the current market.
Vlogging with Sigma DP1x
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sigma DP1x is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible score of 25.
Sigma DP1x Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the DP1x, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the DP1x vs it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.