- 5MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- 320 x 240 video
- 41mm (F) lens
- 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
- Released February 2011
- Earlier Model is Sigma DP2s
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sigma DP2x summary
Sigma DP2x is Sigma's Large Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on February of 2011. The camera houses a 5MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 2640 x 1760.
Sigma introduced this model in order to replace the previous Sigma DP2s (Read Full Comparison)
The DP2x is rated #58 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #754 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your custom factors.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Sigma DP2x history
The Sigma DP2x comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all previous and brand new models as well as main specifications.
DP2x vs DP2 Quattro45mm
DP2x vs DP3 Merrill75mm
DP2x vs DP2 Merrill50mm
DP2x vs DP1 Merrill()mm
DP2x vs DP2s41mm
DP2x vs DP1x28mm
DP2x vs DP1s28mm
DP2x vs DP241mm
DP2x vs DP128mm
Sigma DP2x Gallery
You can check the DP2x from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Sigma DP2x Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Sigma DP2x based on features that are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Sigma DP2x Sensor info
The Sigma DP2x features the True II processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Sigma DP2x is 20.7mm x 13.8mm (APS-C). The 286 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 2640 x 1760 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor boasts 5MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic below displays the DP2x's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The DP2x sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.7 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sigma DP2x dimensions
Sigma DP2x weighs in at 0.62 pounds (280 grams or 9.88 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams so the Sigma DP2x is less heavy in comparison with various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The following is a pic of the Sigma DP2x with a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button layout on the DP2x.
Sigma DP2x Lens info
The DP2x features a built in lens and it has a fixed focal length of 41mm which means you don't have the option to zoom.
At the widest 41mm, the lens offers an aperture of f and that's wonderful in low light events and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to capture cleaner images.
Sigma DP2x Connectivity
The DP2x has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Sigma DP2x Video info
The highest possible video quality in the Sigma DP2x is 320 x 240 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 240p is awful by today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider another camera if you need decent sound in your videos.
Sigma DP2x Weather Sealing
Sigma DP2x does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions could affect the camera.
Sigma DP2x Screen and Viewfinder
The Sigma DP2x is equipped with a 2.5" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sigma DP2x are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be particularly valuable.
Sigma DP2x Shutter info
Sigma DP2x continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Sigma DP2x Flash and Hot shoe info
Sigma DP2x includes both built in flash plus external flash support.
Sigma DP2x Autofocusing info
Sigma DP2x includes just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.
Sigma DP2x has manual focusing if needed for low light conditions or you need more exact control on focusing.
Sigma DP2x Battery life
The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the best (450) battery life for this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Large Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
DP2x vs X-U450 yesnono
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DP2x vs Fujifilm X100V420 yesnoyes
DP2x vs Fujifilm X100F390 yesnono
Sigma DP2x for varying styles of photography
The following illustration provides a summary of the Sigma DP2x for varying styles of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Sigma DP2x Portrait photography information
The Sigma DP2x receives a points tally of 57 which is moderate, and means the camera is fairly acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the ability to use off-camera flash.
Sigma DP2x Street photography factors
Coming in at a above average points total of 68, the Sigma DP2x is a respectable fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sigma DP2x
A awful sports photography rating of 30 indicates the Sigma DP2x is not suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sigma DP2x
Weight is very important in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Sigma DP2x gets a nice 67 for a travel camera which makes it a fine option to buy for your trips.
Sigma DP2x as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Sigma DP2x at it's moderate grade of 48 as a landscape camera is somewhat suitable in the current marketplace.
Sigma DP2x as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Sigma DP2x is not suitable for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 28.
Sigma DP2x Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the DP2x, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the family of Large Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the DP2x versus it's highest scored competitors mentioned previously.
These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To look at a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.