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Sigma DP2 Quattro Digital Camera

£579.99
MILC 29MP CMOS SDXC Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
One industry award
The lens can't be changed
Ridiculous battery life
52 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Ridiculous Battery Life

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Ridiculous battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “It has a non-removable unifocal lens, ridiculously low battery life”. Tim wrote “My biggest complaints with the Merrill are the poor LCD screen, slow write times and awful battery life” in his Sigma DP2 Quattro review.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review websites PhotographyBlog.com endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this high megapixel camera is 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as marvellous. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this Sigma camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this age and type.

Sigma Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 306 expert and owner reviews (including 54 verified purchases), Sigma has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sigma also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Sigma digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Dual Control Dials

Eleven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Three years ago website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this digital camera “Dual control dials”. Expert website Luminous-Landscape.com said in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “He had just received the Quattro DP2 for testing and it because his "always handy" camera, while he did his main wildlife”. Xsivivc mentioned “That said, I found the camera a pleasure to use and to hold”.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Quick Set menu system”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au mentioned “The DP2 Quattro performs best at low ISO settings (ISO 400 the absolute maximum)”. Edward Light wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The jpegs from the Raw+jpeg settings are more than adequate for me” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Tim said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It's more responsive and feels much better in my hands”. Good Sam mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It is quite comfortable so I don't really understand why so many people are complaining about it” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Sky Looker wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It feels very comfortable”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good interface. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Logical, minimalist interface”. Edward Light wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The user interface is great” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Build Quality

Twenty customers agreed that it was good quality. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Breathtaking picture quality”. Digit.in wrote “Good build quality” . Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Phenomenal Image Quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Well Designed

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Xsivivc mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It works so incredibly well in low light, producing absolutely beautiful image quality, that it seems worthwhile as long as you accept its limitations” . They also wrote “The colors are also beautiful” in their review. Tim he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It's a unique look with a more natural and elegant rendering of color”.

Five people who bought the product thought it was well designed. Three years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “Unique Design”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Sigma dp2 Quattro features a striking, unconventional design and a completely reworked sensor in comparison to its predecessor - the DP2 Merrill”. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Indian photographic enthusiasts can now buy Gold winner in Japan's Good Design Award 2014 winner, Sigma DP2 Quattro in India”.

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Robust

Four customers who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Edward Light scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The camera has a built in level if you care to use it”. Shaun said “It's a solid brick.” in his review of this digital camera. He also wrote “Build quality is excellent” in his review.


Glossy Display Doesn't Tilt or Swivel

Two customers who reviewed it thought it did not have a good screen. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Glossy display doesn't tilt or swivel”.

The Lens Can't Be Changed

Three people wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good lens. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “Lens lacks image stabilization”. They also mentioned “The lens can't be changed” in their review.

Three customers who bought the Sigma DP2 Quattro concluded that it did not have a good autofocus. Two years ago Digit.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “Slow focus time”. Wchambosse said “Slow autofocus are not an issue for you, you should give this a try” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they still gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Shaun wrote “It's very difficult to accurately manually focus this camera using the LCD” but in spite of that he gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Two people who purchased it considered that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Pas de stabilisation”.

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No Video

Five customers who reviewed it thought it was not good for video recording. Three years ago website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “No video support”. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Doesn't shoot video”. Hardwarezone.com.sg also wrote “There is no video mode” in their review.

Sharp Images

Twenty-nine customers mentioned that the Sigma DP2 Quattro was able to produce good images. Digit.in wrote “Sharp Images”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Sigma dp2 Quattro is a strange-looking camera that captures images with an incredible amount of detail.” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they scored it 60 out of 100. Digit.in also said “The Sigma DP2 Quattro, in our opinion, can only perform well in the hands of an experienced or extremely conscientious photographer who knows exactly what he's doing” in their review.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good ISO range. Xsivivc said “It works well only in good light at low ISOs” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Tim wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The new sensor has also gained at least a full stop in ISO performance”. Edward Light mentioned “It is best to shoot at iso 100-400”.

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Resolution”. Shaun scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “I'm not sure about Sigma's claim that this camera is 29 megapixels” in his review of this digital camera. Ren mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Sigma dp2 Quattro is great camera with amazing resolution” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor. Tim scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The specialized color capture of the Foveon sensor makes it an excellent camera for black” in his review of this digital camera. Sky Looker mentioned “This sensor along with the super sharp lens allows the DP2Q to stand above its competitors in image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Five people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote three years ago “Good value” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Georgios mentioned in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I will consider that camera after it has been out for a while and has a similar price reduction”. Iceberg Fu said “It's a good deal to buy this camera on sale” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed it considered that it had good features.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sigma released the DP2 Quattro in August 2014.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sigma DP2 Quattro has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the EOS 7D (£579.99), or the EOS 60D (£659) both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DP2 Quattro has a relatively typical weight (410 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 410g digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon D3300 (£460.51) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX10 (£629) (755g).

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Good Size

Six people said that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Straitstimes.com wrote “The dp2 is the second in Sigma's latest series of digital compact cameras, which comes wit” . Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned three years ago “The Sigma DP2 Quattro is a compact camera with a newly developed 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote “This compact camera cannot do video, doesn't have image stabilisation”.

Five people considered that it was a good body shape. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “The Sigma DP2 Quattro features a redesigned camera body a”. Edward Light mentioned in his review of this digital camera three years ago “The body is small enough to fit in a large coat pocket”. Sky Looker scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “From the unique body style, to the outstanding image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners thought it was a good size. Good Sam mentioned “3 crop file is still good enough to make a good size enlargement”. They also said “That's pretty good size file to make large prints” in their review, and also mentioned “Dp2Q can generate pretty good size enlargement”.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera, the Sigma DP2 Quattro's optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Sigma DP2 Quattro has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 22.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DP2 Quattro has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DP2 Quattro has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DP2 Quattro has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The DP2 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This Sigma camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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29 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 29 megapixels digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126930257

Sigma DP2 Quattro Review Sources

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