Sigma DP1 Review

Overall Score

40

Main Features

  • 5 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) Sensor
  • 28 mm (1x) Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 800 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 113 x 60 x 50 mm, 270g.
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  • Replaced by: DP1s

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Sigma DP1 Overview


First introduced in May, 2008, Sigma DP1 is a 5 MP Compact with a APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

Sigma replaced DP1 with Sigma DP1s. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma DP1 with Sigma DP1s


Sigma DP1 comes with a 20.7 x 13.8 mm CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor, which has a diagonal of 24.88 mm (0.97").

- Full Frame
- Sigma DP1

Sensor resolution of Sigma DP1 ~ 2738 x 1825 pixels.

Sigma DP1 has Crop Factor: 1.74

The sensor has a surface area of 285.7 mm².

There are approximate 4,996,850 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sigma DP1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sigma DP1 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
Manual Focus
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No Built-in Viewfinder
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 5 MP
Low Max Native ISO: 800
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Sigma DP1 has an Overall Score of 40/100 and ranked #385 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #779 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sigma DP1 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
33
Value for money score
57
Portability score
93
Overall score
40
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Sigma DP1


Sigma DP1 weighs 270g and has external dimensions of 113 x 60 x 50mm (4.45 x 2.36 x 1.97"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Sigma DP1 is 119 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sigma DP1 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sigma DP1
270g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sigma DP1
50mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sigma DP1 with the dimensions:

Sigma DP1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight DP1 Dimensions DP1
Sigma DP1s Sigma DP1s 270 g 270 g 109 x 60 x 31 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Sigma DP1 Merrill Sigma DP1 Merrill 330 g 270 g 122 x 67 x 64 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Sigma DP2 Merrill Sigma DP2 Merrill 330 g 270 g 122 x 67 x 59 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Sigma DP1x Sigma DP1x 250 g 270 g 113 x 60 x 50 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Ricoh GR II Ricoh GR II 251 g 270 g 117 x 63 x 35 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Ricoh GR Ricoh GR 245 g 270 g 117 x 61 x 35 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Sigma DP2 Quattro Sigma DP2 Quattro 395 g 270 g 161 x 67 x 82 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Sigma DP3 Merrill Sigma DP3 Merrill 330 g 270 g 122 x 67 x 59 mm 113 x 60 x 50 mm

Specifications of Sigma DP1


General
Brand Sigma
Model DP1
Announced May, 2008
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Unknown
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Dimensions 20.7 x 13.8 mm
Sensor Area 285.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 5 MP
Max Image Resolution 2640 x 1760
Max Native ISO 800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 270 g
Physical Dimensions 113 x 60 x 50 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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