Cheap Camera Review – 5 Reasons to Buy the Sigma DP2

APS-C Compact

This is a premium compact camera with an APS-C sized sensor that won’t break your bank.
 Its a bit of a veteran theses days but definitely no slouch in my opinion.
Here are five reasons to consider it.

If you rathe buy a modern Foveon Camera you can check these out:
Sigma DP1 Quattro
Sigma SD Quattro
Sigma SD Quattro H

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.

Video recorded with:
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm 23mm f2.0
Fujifilm 56mm f1.2
Manfrotto Befree