Sigma DP1x Review

Overall 40
Imaging 8
Features 16
Size 81
Price 0

Main Features

  • 5.0 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 320 x 240
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 113 x 60 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 250 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Sigma DP1s. Compare

Sigma DP1x Summary

This review is devoted to DP1x that Sigma has first introduced to the public in Feb 20, 2010. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 5.0 MP and a APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Sigma released to replace their older product DP1s. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Sigma DP1x vs. DP1s

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #432 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 40/100 and it takes a rank of #924 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Sigma DP1x Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Sigma DP1x review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 250 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 5.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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Complete Comparison of Sigma DP1x With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Sigma DP1x. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Sigma DP1x

Sigma DP1x has the following external dimensions 113 x 113 x 50 mm (44.49 x 23.62 x 19.69″) with the weight of 250 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Sigma DP1x, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Sigma DP1x is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 50mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Sigma DP1x with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Sigma DP1x is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Sigma DP1x compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Sigma DP1x — 50 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Sigma DP1x — 250 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Sigma DP1x comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Sigma DP1x comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Sigma DP1x Photo and Sensor Features

Sigma DP1x comes with True II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 5.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

The base of Sigma DP1x has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Sigma DP1x features a 5.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Sigma DP1x is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Sigma DP1x with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Sigma DP1x

LCD and ViewFinder

Sigma DP1x is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Sigma DP1x are its fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

DP1x features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Sigma DP1x, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 320 x 240 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.

Sigma DP1x is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect DP1x to compatible devices via USB 1.0 port.

How Good is Sigma DP1x for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Sigma DP1x’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Sigma DP1x’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the DP1x to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Sigma DP1x for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP1x performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 67. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP1x can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Sigma DP1x for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP1x performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP1x can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(20.7 x 13.8 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (113 x 60 x 50 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization

Sigma DP1x for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP1x performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP1x can be called a 37 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Sigma DP1x for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP1x performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 25. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP1x can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sensor
  • Small weight (250 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder

Sigma DP1x for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP1x performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP1x can be called a 71 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (5 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Sigma DP1x Detailed Specs

General
Brand Sigma
Model DP1x
Announced Feb 20, 2010
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.5″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 20.7 x 13.8 mm
Sensor Area 285.66 mm2
Sensor Resolution 5.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 2640 x 1760
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 320 x 240
Max Video Resolution 320 x 240
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 1.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 250 g
Physical Dimensions 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 1

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