Sigma DP2s summary
Sigma DP2s is Sigma's Large Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on February of 2010. The camera comes with a 5MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 2640 x 1760.
The DP2s comes in at #58 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & overall #704 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Sigma DP2s history
The Sigma DP2s has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can identify all earlier and most recent models alongside main specifications.
Sigma DP2s Gallery
You can look at the DP2s from various angles in the gallery here.
Sigma DP2s Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Sigma DP2s based on things which are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Sigma DP2s Sensor information
The Sigma DP2s houses the True II chip. The sensor size on the Sigma DP2s is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 2640 x 1760 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor has 5MP and gives a standard ISO range of 50 to 3200. RAW format is saved therefore you have more margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the DP2s's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The DP2s sensor has a crop factor of 1.7 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sigma DP2s dimensions
Sigma DP2s weighs 0.62 lbs (280g / 9.88 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394g and the Sigma DP2s is less heavy as compared to its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a picture of the Sigma DP2s alongside a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the DP2s.
Sigma DP2s Lens information
The DP2s is equipped with a built in lens offering a constant focal length of 41mm which means you have no ability to zoom.
At it's widest 41mm, it features an aperture of f and that's useful for low light occasions and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to set a lower ISO to get cleaner shots.
Sigma DP2s Connectivity
The DP2s has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy images and usually change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Sigma DP2s Video information
The max video quality on the Sigma DP2s is 320 x 240 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 240p is low for today's requirements. You should really aim for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not have a microphone and headphone port which means that you have got absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to get an alternative model if you need decent audio for your videos.
Sigma DP2s Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Sigma DP2s so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Sigma DP2s Screen and Viewfinder
The Sigma DP2s comes with a 2.5 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Sigma DP2s are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be particularly useful.
Sigma DP2s Shutter information
Sigma DP2s continuous shooting rate is 3.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Sigma DP2s Flash and Hot shoe information
Sigma DP2s features both inbuilt flash together with external flash support.
Sigma DP2s Autofocus information
Sigma DP2s features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Sigma DP2s has the ability to use manual focus if needed in low light or you need to have more exact focus control.
Sigma DP2s Battery life
The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has got the maximum (450) battery life in this class of cameras.
Following is a list of Large Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
Sigma DP2s for different styles of photography
The following chart presents a summary of the Sigma DP2s for different styles of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sigma DP2s Portrait photography details
The Sigma DP2s has a score of 57 which is decent, and means the camera is somewhat adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support and capability to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Sigma DP2s
Coming in at a nice points total of 68, the Sigma DP2s is a respectable pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sigma DP2s
A terrible sports photography score of 31 suggests the Sigma DP2s is simply not suitable for shooting sports. A camera should have very good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sigma DP2s as a Travel photography camera
Size is very important when picking a camera for travel. All round, the Sigma DP2s gets a nice 67 as a travel camera which is a good option to take on your vacations.
Sigma DP2s as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sigma DP2s and it's average rating of 49 for a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable amongst it's competition.
Sigma DP2s Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should really have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sigma DP2s is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 28.
Sigma DP2s Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the DP2s, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Large Sensor Compact.
The chart listed below offers you a summary of the DP2s versus it's top ranking competitors suggested previously.
There are more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.