Sigma DP1x 14MP FOVEON CMOS Sensor Digital Camera and 2.5 Inch LCD
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- The DP1x has a 14-megapixel image sensor, every bit as big as the sensors in Sigma's DSLRs. This generous swathe of photosensitive area takes image quality to a whole new level in terms of high resolution and rich tone.
- Sigma's three-layered Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures all the color, and doesn't miss a thing, The data it produces is unbeatable in its purity, richness and exquisitely fine detail. This kind of data translates into fantastic image quality.
- Lens expert Sigma has poured its best technology into an integral wide-angle lens just for the DP1x, with a focal length equivalent to 28mm in a 35mm camera. The wide field angle brings perspective into play, offering scope for dramatic framing and dynamic expression.
- The Foveon X3 direct image sensor delivers images of startling immediacy and richness of texture. Using the X3F file format, you can experience the DP1x's renowned emotional image quality in its full glory.
- Like the DP2, the DP1x features the special TRUE II image-processing engine. By optimizing the proprietary image-processing algorithm required by the Foveon X3 direct image sensor, we've managed to make the processing much speedier.
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||14|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/MMC card|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|Form Factor||Large sensor compact|
|ISO Range||100, 200, 400, 800, (1600 & 3200 in RAW)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||2.36 x 1.97 x 4.45 inches|
|Item Weight||0.55 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.9 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||1 Volt|
|Lithium Battery Weight||10 ounces|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||2,640|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Average|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS (Foveon X3)|
|Processor Description||True II|
|Remote Control Description||Wired (Optional)|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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The answer, amazingly, is that the DP1x its dramatically better in most ways but in at least one, its worse. The good news: Blue skies, which were cyan with the DP1 are now a beautiful "polarizer" blue. Neutral grays, which were a sort of green/cyan on the DP1 are now almost neutral. Reddish blotches of color noise (the hardest thing to correct with the DP1) are only visible upon careful inspection of even-toned areas. Green corners are almost gone (yea!). Startup is a little faster, the LCD is brighter (although still low res), the quick access menu is great and in general, things are a little snappier (firmware 1.1). This increase in speed is nice because its now feasible to shoot everything in brackets of three, to make sure the highlights are under control.
So what's not to like? Well, the buttons are a little cheesier and wigglier than on the DP1, and for some reason the DP1x simply won't focus in low light or if the subject isn't contrasty. When I say "won't focus" I mean its not as good as the DP1 and that's saying something. In good light, the DP1x AF is fine and its a little faster than the DP1.Read more ›
I currently own an Olympus E30, EP-2 and Panasonic L1 as well as LX3, plus a bunch of lenses.
I was looking for something different and I did find it. I really wanted to like this camera, but the previously documented cons outweigh the pros. In all fairness, I only had the camera for three days and I mostly shot indoors and I took some night shots as well. In other words, I did what the DP1x is not really strong at. I used a variety of settings and ISO speeds. I did get some beautiful colors and detail but a lot of photos had also strange artifacts and some green and purple banding. The colors are there but I believe they can be replicated in other cameras if you jack up the saturation and vibrancy. I may be wrong about that, but at times the colors just seemed a little out of control, as much as I like saturated colors...
I tried AP, SP and P modes. The best mode in low light is P mode. The lens is too slow for AP and the camera ends up choosing really slow speeds and with no IBIS, there were a lot of blurry pics.
I understand that if you want maximum performance, you need to use ISO 50 or 100 and focus manually. I did focus manually, shot raw and used the Sigma PP software. To be honest, I am not gifted either at capturing or developing. Whenever I enter those photo challenges, I usually end up somewhere in the middle, so take my review with a grain of salt. I want my cameras to be responsive and user friendly.Read more ›
If you see this camera at a bargain price again don't hesitate!
I love this camera and it will be traveling with me a lot. It's the "Leica" I could afford.
Don't blame the camera if you take bad pictures, go take a class and keep trying. :)
The price popped back up by 400 dollars today so I can't believe I got one for 249. Should have bought 2.
Amazon please offer a sale for D2x too because I want one too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay, kids. Here's a camera all you 'aficionados' will absolutely love if you're into composing a shot, once you know what you're looking for. Read morePublished 5 months ago by roboscratch
The Sigma dp is a specialty camera that shines in outdoor use and at ISO 100. Indoor use with the camera is very challenging since the autofocus of the camera is terrible in low... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Emoya
It is great camera, but it might not be suitable to everyone or every situation.
Focus is slow, and you need a steady hand to take photo, but if you are a person who... Read more
For a start-off, the 14MP sensor is what normal people think as being a 14MP sensor and not the 4.65MP sensor it really is. This make it too small an image for publishing. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by Roland Rashleigh-Berry
I am thoroughly enjoying my Sigma Dp1x. After all the reviews, I wasn't sure but that Faveron chip seemed to be calling to me; its website is a killer. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by kktim
The title may be confusing for some - let me explain. I previously owned a DP-1s. I was very happy with this little camera, both in image quality and build. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by J. Glass
the focussing on this camera was far too slow to take photos.
the quality of the photos was good .
a very good camern.i buy it at 249.i think it is a food dig toy.help me make much good picturePublished on February 17, 2013 by aleck