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Sigma DP3 Quattro Digital Camera

£726.95
Compact Camera 29MP 1x CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
No stabilisation
Poor battery life
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
benchmark.pl Very Profitable PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

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

The author at one additional expert review site decided that this compact camera was good. Benchmark.pl gave this camera a "Very Profitable" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sigma digital camera is 75%. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sigma Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Poor battery life” however despite that they still gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the Sigma DP3 Quattro concluded that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote two years ago “The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Heavy

The DP3 Quattro is one of the heavier cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera (465 grams) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The lightest compact camera that was released around the same time as this digital camera is 180g , the heaviest is 740g, and the average weight is 340g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix A (£577.97) (299g and higher rated), the Leica D-Lux (£799) (365g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X100T (£739) (400g and higher rated).

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No Stabilisation

Two people who reviewed it said that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine said “No stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated it 4 stars out of 5.

No Video

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “No video”.

Good Quality Pictures

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The camera produces much better JPEG images than previous versions of the camera.” and scored it 70 out of 100. They also mentioned “The Sigma dp3 Quattro, like the other Sigma dpx Quattro cameras, delivers impressive pixel level image quality, thanks to the unique Foveon sensor” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos.”.

Two people who purchased the Sigma DP3 Quattro reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera “An APS-C sensor with Foveon technology, capable of producing 39 Mpx photos”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of colour rendition. Two years ago Matt said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “A Fuji XT1 (my previous favorite color rendition camera)a Nikon D800 E with a Nikon 105mm macro lens” in his review of this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sigma digital camera was released in March 2015.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was well designed. Expert website Wired.com said two years ago “Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme” .

Breathtaking Image Quality

Six people who reviewed the Sigma DP3 Quattro reckoned that it was good quality. Ephotozine rated it 70 out of 100 and said “Breathtaking image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Wired.com mentioned two years ago “Superb image quality in good lighting”. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Sigma dp Quattro has a rare quality in its exceptionally distinctive design” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Solid Control Scheme

Four owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Ephotozine said two years ago “Solid control scheme” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Streamlined and intuitive interface” in their review. Georgios gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “I purchased this camera to use as a lightweight landscape camera along with the DP 2 Quattro” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good interface. Website Amazon.co.uk said in April last year “Simple Adequate Interface” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored it 20 out of 100. Ranjith wrote “I enjoy the simple interface and find it much more friendly than feeling overwhelmed by way too many options, such as the Sony RX-100 that I use has to offer” in their review of this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sigma DP3 Quattro has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Pentax K-5 (£776), the Sony DSC-HX50 (£790.45), and the Nikon Coolpix A (£577.97) are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 1x to 30x, and the average optical zoom is 7.7x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the DP3 Quattro has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 1x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix A (£577.97), and the Fujifilm X100T (£739) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera range from 1.8 to 22. With a maximum aperture number of 16, the DP3 Quattro has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. At 2.8, the DP3 Quattro has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The DP3 Quattro has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DP3 Quattro is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera take between 200 and 979 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Sigma camera.

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Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The DP3 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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29 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 29 megapixels camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126931179

Sigma DP3 Quattro Review Sources

To prepare this Sigma DP3 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 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 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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