Best image quality compact..Sigma DP2s?

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Although I have the GF1 i still need (yes need! :biggrin:) a compact. I sold my brilliant Canon s90 so am looking to replace it. Obvious choice would be either the s95 or the LX5 but I have been looking at alternatives. Up most importance is the image quality and to this end i have been looking at the Sigma range, Samsung X1 Rioch etc.

    One camera that stands out for IQ on here is the Sigma DP1. It looks as good as the Leica X1, superb but from what i have read it's a cumbersome old brute. How does the DP2s compare for IQ? and how does it stack up against the Samsung X1?

    Any other recommendations?
     
  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    The DP2s is a good camera. It is fast enough. The DP1/DP1s are very, very slow; the new DP1x is the equal of the DP2s. The DP2s and DP1x have a better UI. But the Sigmas have their limitations. The Ricoh GXR/A12s (50mm and new 28mm) follow a close second and excel in other areas, such as low light and macro.

    By X1 do you mean the Leica X1 or Samsung X100? I tried the Leica X1 and it is very good, but since I already had my Sigmas and Ricoh I decided not to keep it. I don't like the Samsung sensor.

    The Sigmas are very unique and within their core competency they almost cannot be beat.
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Sorry i meant to write Samsung EX1 D'oh!

    Thnx for the info on the Sigmas :thumbup:
     
  4. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Ah, yes. But the EX1 is still a small sensor camera.
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    I have been looking at raw files in photoshop and I must say I am HUGELY impressed with the IQ of the DP2s!! So what's the difference between the DP1x and the DP2s? It's very confusing.:wink:
     
  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    DP1 series = 28mm
    DP2 series = 40mm

    With the Sigmas you have to/should shoot RAW.
     
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    So basically the same camera but different focal lengths? If that's the case the the DP2s looks like the one for me! :thumbup:
     
  8. retow

    retow SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Focal length and max speed differ. The DP2 is f2.8 and the DP1 f4.0.
     
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  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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