As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Sigma DP1s is also often compared to mirrorless and super zooms. The Sigma DP1s's top rivals come from Sigma (such as the DP1) and Sony (such as the NEX F3)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1s compared to other boutique competitors include: it is newer (october 2009 vs september 2006) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (1x vs 1.5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7").

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DP1 (vs the DP1s)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DP1 (vs the DP1s)

  • None found

common strengths of the DP1 and DP1s

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×60×31 mm) vs Compact (109×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 270 g

Leica X1

Leica X1
similar age
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the DP1s)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much more zoom: 1.5x vs 1x
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the DP1s)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the X1 and DP1s

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (109×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 270 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1s compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1.2" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (october 2009 vs april 2012).

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
2 years newer
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the DP1s)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the DP1s)

  • None found

common strengths of the F3 and DP1s

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×42 mm) vs Compact (109×60×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 314 g vs 270 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1s compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (109×60×31 mm) vs prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)), has a much larger sensor (sigma x3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (270 g vs 493 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 9.6 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ60 (vs the DP1s)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ60 (vs the DP1s)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.2"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FZ60 and DP1s

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Compact (109×60×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 493 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"