SIGMA DP2 / DP2s / DP2x

Reviews and photo examples of the Sigma compact digital cameras DP2 / DP2s / DP2x

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The DP2 series is a compact digital camera equipped with a second generation Foveon sensor.
It has the same sensor as the SD14/SD15 digital SLR camera. The number of recorded pixels is 4.5 million pixels x3, and the actual pixels are 4.5 million pixels, but with JPEG recording and SIGMA PhotoPro, pixels can be combined and output with even higher pixels.

The only difference between the DP1 and DP2 was the lens, with the DP1 having a 16.6mm lens and the DP2 having a 24.2mm lens.
Close-up lens ALM-1 has been released as a dedicated option for DP2. ALM-1 is a screw-in type with a diameter of 46 mm, and the DP2 series, which does not have a thread cut on the lens barrel, cannot be attached directly to the DP2 series. Instead, the hood HA-11 is attached to the camera and screwed onto the tip of the hood. The close-up lens can be removed by removing the hood, so it could be called a bayonet type.

Both the DP1 and DP2 series had poor battery life, and had the same symptoms as the SD9/SD10: even if the battery display on the rear LCD screen was full, they would suddenly die if the battery voltage became insufficient.
As of 2023, the DP1 and DP2 series are also available at high used prices, but I don’t think they are cameras worth spending tens of thousands of yen to use.
Under conditions other than ISO 100 and daytime, there will be some strange noise in the shooting results, and I think you’ll be happier if you use SD14 or SD15 normally.
Compared to the DP2 Muji series, I think the successor DP2 Merrill is a much better camera.

The Muji DP2 was a more comfortable camera than the Muji DP1, but that’s only when compared to the DP1, and even with the newly developed image processing chip True II, it still remains a laid-back camera.
After purchasing and selling the DP2, I passed on the DP2s and got the DP2x, but the DP2 series has always had a True II image processing chip, and even when the model changed, there were no significant improvements in processing speed or upgrades to the shooting functions. , the series ended with only minor improvements such as changing the back buttons.
When the DP2x was sold out, it was sold off at camera stores under the guise of being an outlet, so isn’t it likely that users who got it without knowing the reality of Sigma cameras regretted getting it? It’s definitely a camera that I don’t recommend for amateurs, and I don’t think even experts can use it unless they are very prepared.


Camera nameDP2DP2sDP2x
Effective PixelsEffective pixels: Approx. 14.06 million pixels (2,652 x 1,768 x 3 layers)
focal length24.2mm F2.8
(35mm camera equivalent: angle of view equivalent to 41mm)
Lens configration7elements 6group
Image sensorFOVEON X3®(CMOS)・20.7×13.8mm
Image processorTrue II
Back LCD2.5 inch 230,000 dots
View FinderNone
BatteryLithium-ion battery (BP-31)
Size(mm)W x H x D 113.3mm × 59.5mm × 56.1mm
Weight(g)260g (No battery、Memorycard)
Release dateApril 24, 2009March 27, 2010May 27, 2011
Price69,800 Yen(Open)70,000(Open)49,800(Open)


  • Hood:HA-11 (Link to Amazon Affiliate Link)
  • Close-up lens: AML-1

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  • 2024.02.12:Update the article
  • 2023.04.07:First draft

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