The Sigma DP1 – A $28 Premium Compact Camera

I often get asked to recommend affordable gear. And the cheaper the better.
So I set out to find a nice premium camera for less than $50. And also to see if it was any good.

If you want something modern you can buy for example the Ricoh or a Fuji here:
Ricoh GRii
Fuji X70
Or why not the Sigma Quattro



  • 14.06 million (4.69 million x 3) Foveon X3 CMOS sensor
  • 28mm equiv, F4 lens
  • RAW capture
  • Full manual control
  • TRUE image processing
  • 230,000 pixel, 2.5-inch LCD
  • Movies in 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) @ 30 fps