Sigma DP1x - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some more sample shots from this camera. Some may be clicked to download the full-resolution originals.”

Dynamic range is surprisingly poor for a large-sensor camera.


Colour rendition is one of the DP1x’s few real strengths.


Score in detail

  • Value 3
  • Image Quality 9
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) N/Ax
Image Sensor 20.7x13.8mm Fovean X3, 14 megapixels in 3 layers
Optical focal length 16.6mm in 35mm film terms
Shutter speed 15sec-1/2000
Auto focus Nine-point contrast detection
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 2652x1768
Other resolutions 2640x1485, 1872x1248, 1312x880
Focus range 28cm - infinity
Exposure control P, A, S, M
Exposure metering Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure compensation +/- 3EV
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, 230k TFT LCD
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range Guide number 6 (ISO100/m), 28cm-4.3m (ISO auto)
Flash modes Forced flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync
White balance modes Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, custom
Drive modes Single, continuous
Image formats JPEG, Raw
Picture adjustments Colour modes (Standard, Natural, Landscape, Portrait Sepia, Vivid, Black & White), Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation
Video (max res/format) 320x420, 30fps
Movie length 30 mins on 1GB card
Self timer 2/10 secs
Memory card slot SD, SDHC, Multimedia
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied 1300mAh Lithium ion rechargable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output NTSC/PAL
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual 118-page printed manual

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 113.3mm
Depth (Millimeter) 59.5mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 260g (291g including battery and memory card)kg