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Sigma DP1

Leica X1
ModelSigma DP1Leica X1
Manufacturer url
Model numberDP1X1
Camera formatMid-SizedCompact
Release year (year)20082009
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)113124
Width (mm)5032
Height (mm)6060
Weight (g)278286
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor manufacturerFoveon X3-
Effective megapixels (MP)4.612.2
Sensor format0.98 inchAPS-C
Sensor area (mm²)285.66369.72
Sensor width (mm)20.723.7
Sensor height (mm)13.815.6
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)7.845.55
Aspect ratio3:2, 16:93:2
Color filter typeFull ColorRGBG
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1312 x 880(1.2 mp other)
  • 1872 x 1248(2.3 mp 3:2)
  • 2640 x 1485(3.9 mp 16:9)
  • 2640 x 1760(4.6 mp 3:2)
  • 1632 x 1080(1.8 mp other)
  • 2144 x 1424(3.1 mp other)
  • 3264 x 2160(7.1 mp other)
  • 4272 x 2856(12.2 mp 3:2)
Image file format
  • 12-bit raw (.x3f)
  • jpeg (exif 2.21)
  • .dng raw
  • jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)3.83
Video Capture
Can take movies+-
Movie resolution
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI-
Composite video out+-
Ntsc/pal switchable video+-
Hd video out-+
Hd video connection-HDMI
Lens and Optics
LensSigma Lens (6 Elements in 5 Groups)Leica Elmarit
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)28.0036.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)6.0024.00
Aperture range (f)0.250.06 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5060
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom+-
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 3.0
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus type9-point contrast detection11 or 1-point contrast detection w/ face detect and high-speed mode
Auto focus assist light-+
Manual focus++
Viewfinder typeOptional add-on type.-
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder--
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.52.7
Rear display resolution (dots)230,000230,000
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Iso settingsAuto (100 - 200), Flash (100 - 400), 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • custom
  • flash
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • overcast
  • shade
  • sunlight
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash
  • manual 1
  • manual 2
  • shadow
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/2000 - 30
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps-
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, center-weighted average, spotIntelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority++
Full manual exposure++
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 12
Time lapse (intervalometer)--
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • anti red-eye
  • auto
  • fill-in
  • off
  • slow sync
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • on
  • on w/ red-eye reduction
  • slow-sync
  • slow-sync w/ red-eye reduction
  • studio
Flash range descriptionISO 200: 30cm to 2.1m-
Flash exposure compensation-+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External flash connectionHot Shoe (X Sync. Contact)Hot shoe compatible w/ Leica SF 24D / SF 58
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • sd
  • sdh
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support++
Uncompressed format
  • 12-bit raw (.x3f)
  • .dng raw
Included memory (MB)-50
Included memory type-built-in memory
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant--
Dpof compliant+-
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • audio out (monaural)
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)5.7-
Max cycle time for raw shooting (s/frame)6.47-
Buffer size for raw shooting in single shot mode (frames)7-
Camera penalizes early shutter press+-
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)3.83
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)36
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)1.53-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.16-
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)1.71-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.13-
Shutter lag (notes)"Full AF" mode used.-
Startup time (s)3.9-
Play -> record time (s)0.2-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)8.2-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)250260
Battery form factorProprietary BP-31Proprietary
Usable battery types
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary BP-31 Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Included software
  • sigma photo pro
  • adobe photoshop lightroom (free download after registration)
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
Notes and featuresOptional accessories include: Optical View Finder VF-11, Hood Adapter HA-11, SAC-3 AC Adapter, Electronic Flash EF-140 DG-

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