As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Sigma DP2s is also often compared to pro digicams. The Sigma DP2s's top rivals come from Leica (such as the X1) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix x20)

Competitor classes

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP2s compared to other boutique competitors include: it is newer (february 2010 vs september 2009) and is slightly less expensive ($789.85 vs $1,849.62).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 1.5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (41 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 11 MP) and is thicker (2.2" vs 1.3").

Leica X1

Leica X1
5 months older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the DP2s)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 41 mm
  • Much more zoom: 1.5x vs 1x
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the DP2s)

  • None found

common strengths of the X1 and DP2s

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Mid size (113×60×56 mm)
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 280 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sigma DP2s compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (sigma x3 20.7x13.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (41 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.6 MP vs 12 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
2 years newer
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DP2s)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 41 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DP2s)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm

common strengths of the x20 and DP2s

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash