Sigma DP2 Landscape Photography Score
Sigma DP2 has a score of 28
for Landscape Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Landscape Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sigma DP2 Review
Sigma DP2 Landscape Photography Detailed Analysis
Manual Exposure Mode
A correct exposure of a landscape shot is very important. Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Manual exposure mode in these conditions helps a lot in order to achieve correct exposure. Manual Focus Mode
With the manual focus mode, you can make fine adjustments to have the perfect focus. RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree. Large APS-C (20.7 x 13.8 mm) sensor
Large sensor in Sigma DP2 ensures a good low light image quality compared to smaller sensors, and it also provides higher pixel quality compared to smaller sensors.
41 mm - Poor Wide Angle Coverage
Even though there are very good examples of landscapes photos taken with tele lenses, most of the landscape photos are taken with wide angle lenses. Unfortunately, with the widest focal length of 41mm, Sigma DP2 doesn't provide a real wide angle coverage. Very Low Resolution Sensor: 5.0MP
Landscapes photography is where you need the maximum resolution. Unfortunately Sigma DP2's 5.0MP sensor doesn't deliver much and limit you with smaller prints and less fine details. No Environmental Sealings
Landscape photographs are taken outdoors and you should be prepared for all kind of weather conditions.
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