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Sigma DP1 Quattro Digital Camera

29MP CMOS SDXC 3" Oct 2014
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The "SIGMA dp1 Quattro" incorporates 19mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm SLR) high performance wide angle lens, which is optimized for the Quattro sensor to maximize the sensor... More
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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Camera Labs, Digital Versus and fotohits.de the average expert rating of this Sigma digital camera is 76%.

Easy to Use

A few customers concluded that the Sigma DP1 Quattro had a good interface. Digital Versus mentioned in their review “Logical, minimalist interface” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Digital Versus also wrote “Interface pure et rationnelle”.

One Sigma DP1 Quattro owner concluded that it was easy to use. Digital Versus mentioned “Easy to use QS menu system” in their review of the Sigma DP1 Quattro.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Digital Versus wrote “Crisp, colourful, uniquelooking images”. One Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewer who bought the product said that it had a good ISO range. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Sigma DP1 Quattro “Excellent piqu 100 ISO”.

One Sigma DP1 Quattro owner said in their reviews that the Sigma DP1 Quattro had a good picture resolution. Digital Versus mentioned “4.2fps continuous shooting”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Last year Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “Incredible picture quality up to ISO 400” in their Sigma DP1 Quattro review. In October last year Digital Versus gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Good quality fixed focal lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote that it had a good lens.

Robust

One Sigma DP1 Quattro owner who bought it concluded that it was well made. Digital Versus wrote last year “Solid body”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Digital Versus scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas” in their review of the Sigma DP1 Quattro.

Good Brand

Based on 198 owner and expert reviews, Sigma has good ratings for its cameras. Sigma also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Size

One Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape.

Very High Megapixel

Cameras of this type and age have megapixels of between 10MP and 29MP. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the DP1 Quattro's megapixel of 29 megapixels is one of the highest.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix A[pl_1897281_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], the Nikon Coolpix A[plb_1897281_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price] (CCD), or the 30[pl_1909258_price] (CCD) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sigma camera.

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Nine Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DP1 Quattro only have between seven and eight number of diaphragm bladess, however the DP1 Quattro has nine number of diaphragm bladess.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DP1 Quattro is 18MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 33MP. With a total megapixels of 33 megapixels, the Sigma DP1 Quattro has a very many total megapixels compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7680 X 5120 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DP1 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sigma digital camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the DP1 Quattro is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balances

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sigma digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sigma digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Cinema", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Sigma DP1 Quattro has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (16) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sigma DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sigma DP1 Quattro has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this spec and age.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DP1 Quattro.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Sigma DP1 Quattro has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DP1 Quattro.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewer who reviewed it said that it did not have a good battery life. Digital Versus wrote “Very poor battery life (but a spare battery is included” in their review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DP1 Quattro does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago which have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[plb_2187885_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sigma DP1 Quattro does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro do not support wi-Fi. The DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DP1 Quattro do not support Full HD video. The DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DP1 Quattro, the DP1 Quattro does not support video capability.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video capability including the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price], or the 30[pl_1909258_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DP1 Quattro are not waterproof. The Sigma DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

If you want a digital camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Nikon 30[plb_1909258_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The DP1 Quattro is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DP1 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price], or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DP1 Quattro is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DP1 Quattro take between 150 and 499 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP1 Quattro

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sigma released the DP1 Quattro over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP1 Quattro has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Coolpix A[pl_1897281_price], or the Coolpix P7800[pl_2086824_price] both from Nikon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Languages Support
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Lens Cap Included

Expert Reviews

(7)
3 February 2015

With its 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens, the Sigma dp1 Quattro is the wide-angle version of the dp2 Quattro. As you might expect, both models share the same qualities and faults, i.e. incredible...

Breathtaking picture quality
Up to ISO 400
Logical, minimalist interface
Buildquality
4.2fps continuous shooting
Glossy display doesn't tilt or swivel
Slow camera
Some chromatic aberration
Very poor battery life (but a spare battery is included)
No image stabilisation
2 December 2014

The Sigma dp1 Quattro and other Sigma cameras are unique in being the only camera available that uses a multi-layer sensor solution where every pixel records all colour information, making direct...

24 November 2014

The DP1 Quattro is actually one of three cameras in the DP Quattro series, joining the existing DP2 and the yet to be released DP3. All three share the same 19.6 Megapixel X3 Foveon sensor and the... Read more…

10 February 2014

There's no free breakfast, though. Foveon sensors have had issues with cross-contamination of colors between channels, higher noise levels (especially color noise) and limited ISO sensitivity,... Read more…

20 January 2015

Avec son équivalent 28mm f/2.8, le Sigma dp1 Quattro est la déclinaison grand-angle du dp2 Quattro. Logiquement, il en reprend les qualités et les défauts, à savoir une superbe qualité...

19 January 2015

Test laboNous avons testé l'objectif équivalent 28 mm du DP1 Quattro avec son capteur APS-C Foveon X3 de 19,6 Mpx (définition de la couche bleue). L'objectif est composé de 9 éléments... Read more…

2 January 2015

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