As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Sigma DP1x is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Sigma DP1x's top rivals come from Leica (such as the X1) and Sony (such as the SLT A77 and the NEX 7)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1x compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 1.5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,228k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 16.1 MP).

Leica X1

Leica X1
5 months older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the DP1x)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the DP1x)

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

common strengths of the X1 and DP1x

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×50 mm)
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 2"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
3 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the DP1x)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 4.6 MP

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the DP1x)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR and DP1x

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×50 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 2"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1x compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (113×60×50 mm) vs professional size (143×104×81 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($573.99 vs $1,577.19), is thinner (2" vs 3.2") and is much lighter (250 g vs 732 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
1 year newer
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the DP1x)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.6 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the DP1x)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Much larger: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×50 mm)
  • Much heavier: 732 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the SLT A77 and DP1x

  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×50 mm)
  • Light weight: 732 g vs 250 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,577.19 vs $573.99

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP1x compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly lighter (250 g vs 350 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony NEX 7

Sony NEX-7
1 year newer
$737 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DP1x)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DP1x)

  • None found

common strengths of the NEX 7 and DP1x

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×50 mm)
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 2"