Sigma DP2s - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”


The DP2s has a non-zoom lens equivalent to 41mm.


Dynamic range is superb, with both shadow and highlight detail even on this midsummer day in full sunlight.


The fixed focal length makes you work for your compositions.


Colour rendition is simply stunning.


The wide maximum aperture and large sensor give excellent control over depth of field.


This is a 1:1 crop from the image above.


Score in detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 10
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) N/Ax
Image Sensor 20.7x13.8mm Foveon X3, 14MP in three layers
Optical focal length 24.2mm
Shutter speed 15 secs to 1/2000
Auto focus 9-point Contrast Detection AF
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 2652x1768
Other resolutions 2640x1485, 1872x1248, 1312x880
Focus range 28cm to infinity
Exposure control P, A, S, M
Exposure metering Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, 230k dots
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range Guide number 6 (ISO 100/m), 28cm to 4.3m (ISO Auto)
Flash modes Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
White balance modes Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, custom
Drive modes Single, continuous
Image formats JPEG, RAW
Picture adjustments Colour modes, saturation, sharpness, contrast
Video (max res/format) 320x240 at 30fps
Movie length 30mins on 1GB card
Self timer 2/10 secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC/Multimedia
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied 1300mAh Li-ion rechargeable
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) 260gkg