Boasting a 14MP Foveon sensor, found in the brand's DSLRs, as well as a fixed focal length 41mm lens, the DP2X promises excellent images. However, how does the rest of the specification shape up and the retro design shape up when tested?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sigma DP2x

Overall score:81%
Image Quality:90%


  • Very good images, unique design


  • Poor and limited specification, usability issues, expensive related to peers


Sigma DP2x Review


Price as reviewed:


Image Quality, Value and Verdict

Sigma DP2X review – Image Quality and Value

combined benefits of the fixed lens and large sensor, as well as the
AFE system, all combine to produce some excellent images. Sharpness is
consistent throughout the frame with very little softening appearing
towards the corners. Images display a fantastic tonal range that’s
really striking, as well as a good dynamic range. One criticism is that
ISO performance isn’t as good as it could be at the top end of the
scale, although up to ISO 800 is perfectly usable.

At some £450, the
DP2X has a pretty high price tag considering the specification. Outside
of the large sensor and high-quality lens, the spec is very much on the
light side.

Sigma DP2X review – Verdict

The Sigma DP2X has a lot of holes in its specification and improves very little on the DP2s with regards to a feature set and specification, but if you’re an enthusiast and you’re willing to make sacrifices for great image quality, the DP2X could well be an advanced compact for you.


White Balance:Auto, custom, 6 preset
LCD:2.5 in, 230k-dot
Memory Card:SD, SDHC
Sensor:20.7 x 13.8 mm Foveon CMOS sensor
Metering System:Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes:Program, aperture, shutter, manual
Connectivity:USB 2, AV, Audio out
Flash Modes:Forced, red-eye, slow-sync
Power:Li – ION BP-31
Lens:41mm fixed
ISO Range:100 - 800 (extendable to 3200)
Dimensions:113 x 60 x 50 mm
Shutter Speeds:1/2000 - 15 sec
File Formats:JPEG, Raw, QVGA
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