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Sigma DP0 Quattro Digital Camera

£740.75
Compact Camera 29MP 1x CMOS Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
No electronic viewfinder option
Poor battery life
20 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Poor Battery Life

Five owners considered that it did not have a good battery life. Pc Mag wrote “Poor battery life” . Photo Rockies said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Battery life is still bad” but despite that they still gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Last year John M. wrote “Though battery life isn't great” however he still gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this compact camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 71% based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Digital Versus.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 13 owner reviews this Sigma digital camera has a fantastic average owner rating. 7 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar type and age.

Sigma Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 306 owner and expert reviews for Sigma cameras and found that on average Sigma has good ratings. We also found that Sigma has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Sigma digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Value” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 20 digital cameras of a comparable age and spec they range in price from £302 to £3,449. We think that this Sigma camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.


No Electronic Viewfinder Option

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Sigma DP0 Quattro did not have a good viewfinder. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “No electronic viewfinder option” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No Viewfinder”.

No Video Mode

Two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was not good for video recording. Digital Versus wrote “Doesn't shoot video” in their review of this digital camera.

Improved Focus Speed

Ten owners said in their reviews that the Sigma DP0 Quattro had a good lens. Last year expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said “With its low, flat profile, huge lens barrel and rearward-angled handgrip, 
it”. Two years ago Photo Rockies gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The lens is sharp across the frame”. Tim said “And what a sweet lens this is” in his review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners thought it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Improved focus speed”. Photo Rockies said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The autofocus seems crisp for outdoor use”.

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Excellent Resolution Possible

Eleven owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Photo Rockies rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It a small price to pay for the best landscape photos you will look at this side of a $ Phase One back”. They also said “At least the screen does its job well enough to frame the image” in their review. Frank mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The lens is very sharp and truly creates images that are exceptional in their range of tones” .

Three owners mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Sigma dp0 Quattro is a dedicated ultra-wide angle camera that leverages Foveon sensor tech to deliver incredible images—but it's got more than its share of quirks”. Drdavid mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “In the sigma I get the best color sensor and an excellent lens”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “Excellent resolution possible”.

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Design

Solid Control Layout

Two customers considered that the product was well made. Pc Mag mentioned “Solid control layout” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sigma DP0 Quattro a score of 70 out of 100. John M. gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Overall it's solid”.

Easy to Use

Three people considered that the product was easy to use. Photo Rockies scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It isn't for a DSLR user expecting lightning fast operation and ease of use.”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. In April last year John M. mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It's fun to hold and the grip makes sense”. Photo Rockies wrote “The handgrip was actually a good idea--it just would've been nice if a human hand had been used to model it”.

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Well Designed

Three customers who purchased it said that it was well designed. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Unique Design” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The Quattro family's camera bodies keep gaining better design and handling with each successive generation” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Tim said in his review of this digital camera “It's much more user friendly than its offbeat design would suggest; the controls are well laid out”.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Two years ago Photo Rockies gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Then the raison d'être for the camera becomes clear--the files are beautiful”. Tim he said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It's a short route to export TIFFs to Lightroom to open some of the most beautiful image files you will ever see”.

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Incredible Image Quality

Six customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Digital Versus said “Breathtaking picture quality”. Pc Mag mentioned “Incredible image quality”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lots Of Image Quality” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Five owners who bought the Sigma DP0 Quattro agreed that it was compact. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Small Compact” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “Andy Westlake tries out an unusual compact camera with a fixed ultra-wideangle lens in his Sigma dp0 Quattro review”. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sigma released the DP0 Quattro in August 2015.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sigma DP0 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP0 Quattro has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (£233.99) which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 920,000 pixels, the Sigma DP0 Quattro has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The display resolutions (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 100,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 1x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the DP0 Quattro has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (£233.99) (2.9x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 9.2. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera that we have assessed the maximum aperture number of, the Sigma DP0 Quattro's maximum aperture number of 22 is one of the smallest.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of this age and type is 1.7 and the largest is 4. When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera that we have assessed, the minimum aperture number of the Sigma DP0 Quattro of 4 is one of the largest.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a USB connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a USB connectivity.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The DP0 Quattro has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DP0 Quattro has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DP0 Quattro has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DP0 Quattro has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The DP0 Quattro has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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29 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 29 megapixels camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sigma c83900, sigma d0900
Barcodes 00085126931520, 00785528743171

Sigma DP0 Quattro Review Sources

To prepare this Sigma DP0 Quattro review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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