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The DP1x is a a high-end compact digital camera from Sigma that offers a step-up from the company's standard DP1 model.

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Pros

relatively large sensor in a compact camera body

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full range of manual controls

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buffer for 3 RAW images - can be filled by continuous shooting in 2 seconds

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good build quality - metal body

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capable of shooting RAW

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Sigma's multi-layered Foveon X3 sensor - very high image quality at a reduced megapixel count

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16.6mm f/4 lens (equivalent to shooting 28mm on 35mm cameras)

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Cons

actually only creates a 4.7 megapixel image - much lower than the competition

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cannot shoot video in HD, stuck with a very low resolution video mode (320 x 240px)

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fixed 16.6mm lens, no zoom functionality

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poor autofocus - very crappy performance in low light with no assist lamp

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very slow to start up, empty the image buffer to the memory card

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poor control interface with cheap feeling buttons

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very poor display quality - low resolution, reflective, slow refresh

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very expensive considering the limitations / lack of functionality

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poor dynamic range

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The DP1x is a a high-end compact digital camera from Sigma that offers a step-up from the company's standard DP1 model. The DP1x features Sigma's own "TRUE II" image processing engine, which provides faster processing speeds and superior image quality to that of the standard DP1. The camera also features an SLR-sized image sensor that contributes to the high-quality capturing abilities of the device in conjunction with its 16.6mm F4 lens. The DP1x also includes a 2.5-inch TFT LCD display, with an optimized "Quick Set" menu which allows users to prioritize the functions that they use most. 

Features
  • Light, compact design
  • Built-in, pop-up manual flash
  • Manual focus
  • 9-point focusing area
  • QVGA video recording capability
  • Multiple "Color Mode" options
  • Dedicated lens hood
  • Power save mode
  • Sigma Photo Pro 4.0 image processing software included

 

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