The Sigma DP2 - 10 Years later its still a good camera

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The Sigma DP2 - 10 Years later its still a good camera
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The Sigma DP2 is a premium compact camera with an APS-C sized Foveon sensor. And as a bit of a veteran it won’t break your bank.

Sigma DP2 somewhere in Sweden.

I fell in love with my Sigma DP1 that I bought for $28. So it was only natural to try and find a cheap DP2 as well.

The extra reach the 24mm lens gives me is handy sometimes. So is the wider f2.8 aperture.
A 28mm equivalent like the DP1 is definitely more useful for me as a street shooter. But the DP2 becomes a nice option to have. It doesn't cost more than a decent 50mm lens and doesn't take up any more space either.

Now days its just the lens that separates for example a Sigma DP1q from a DP2q.
But in the DP classic line there is actually more than that.
The AF is slightly faster and there is a quick menu with an extra dedicated button.
There is also a higher ISO. But sadly my DP1 kills it in ISO performance.
Its still just as slow in startup.

Under attack.

Ive also made a little review video with lots of samples and 5 Reasons to add one to your collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7QIUou6Q2s&t=4s

They are: Price, Build, Controls, Lens and Colors.
But ultimately I prefer the DP1.

Sigma DP2
5 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 41 mm
Announced: Sep 23, 2008
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