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Sigma DP1x

Sigma DP1x
alaScore 84

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and responsiveness. The sensor and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the value for money.

performance, portability, sensor, responsiveness, image quality

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma DP1x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sigma DP1x

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sigma DP1x from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, design, lens, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sigma DP1x digital camera

 

The Sigma DP1x is a compact camera promising professional digital SLR quality - at a DSLR price

Decent battery life

Expensive, sensor is not especially sensitive, slow auto-focus

We wish we could report that this Sigma DP1x camera is expensive, slow and awkward to operate; yet capable of taking stunning pictures to make it worth every penny of its asking price.

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Sigma DP1x

 

Sigma updates its Foveon-powered compact camera.

(£440), it looks rather primitive and massively over-priced. The DP1x is currently on sale at an almost unbelievable £600, give or take a penny. For the same money you could buy a good entry-level DSLR with a couple of lenses and still have enough left...

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Sigma DP1x review

 

Big-sensor compact cameras such as the Sony NEX-5 are all the rage these days, but it was Sigma that got there first with the DP1 in 2008. This third-generation model has a new image-processing engine and autofocus algorithm but is otherwise largely...

A quirky camera with plenty of charm, but it struggles to compete with big-sensor compacts from the better established brands.

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Sigma DP1x review

 

The Sigma DP1x is a compact camera promising professional digital SLR quality - at a DSLR price

We wish we could report that this Sigma DP1x camera is expensive, slow and awkward to operate; yet capable of taking stunning pictures to make it worth every penny of its £500-plus asking price. Unfortunately we only found the first part of that...

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Sigma DP1x

 

A pocketable camera with a large Foveon sensor that delivers rich, natural-looking colours plus a wide dynamic range and supports raw file capture.Sigma's DP1x features the same 20.7 x 13.8 mm Foveon X3 sensor and wide angle lens as Sigma's first...

There's been a slight improvement in JPEG resolution since we tested the DP2s in June last year, although the X3F.RAW files continue to provide resolution levels well above expectations for the sensor's resolution. As we noted in our review of the DP2,...

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Sigma DP1x

 

The Sigma DP1x is a high-end compact camera, with a price tag that rivals entry-level DSLRs. It's obviously a lot more compact than cameras with interchangeable lenses, but it struggles to compete when it comes to photograph resolutions.

The Sigma DP1x uses a different type of sensor technology to most digital cameras, using a Foveon X3 sensor rather than the more common CCD or CMOS sensor

Despite the claims, the Sigma DP1x simply can't compete with rivals that offer 14 megapixels. Its Foveon sensor may result in better quality than equivalent 5-megapixel cameras, but in this day and age that's not good enough – especially at this price...

There's no doubt that the Sigma DP1x offers impressive image quality – with sharp and vibrant details – but this camera is let down when it comes to resolution. With images that feature a maximum size of 2652 x 1768 pixels, you'll be restricted to...

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Sigma DP1x

 

The Sigma DP1x is a high-end compact camera, with a price tag that rivals entry-level DSLRs. It's obviously a lot more compact than cameras with interchangeable lenses, but it struggles to compete when it comes to photograph resolutions. The good The...

There's no doubt that the Sigma DP1x offers impressive image quality – with sharp and vibrant details – but this camera is let down when it comes to resolution. With images that feature a maximum size of 2652 x 1768 pixels, you'll be restricted to...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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