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Sigma DP3 Quattro Digital Camera

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29MP CMOS SDXC 3" Mar 2015
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One Industry Award

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com said that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this Sigma camera is 77%.

Good Quality Pictures

Six Sigma DP3 Quattro owners who bought it said that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review last year “The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos.” and scored the Sigma DP3 Quattro 4 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “Quicker image processing”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The camera produces much better JPEG images than previous versions of the camera.”.

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “So why even think about buying it? Quite simply, because at low ISO i” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Ephotozine mentioned “Excellent piqu 100 ISO”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. In October last year Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “An APS-C sensor with Foveon technology, capable of producing 39 Mpx photos”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine said last year “4fps continuous shooting” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.

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Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Last year Photographyblog.com said “The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Photoreview.com.au gave the Sigma DP3 Quattro a score of 4 stars and said “The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was thick. Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review “Both cameras operate in a rather small niche and neither is likely to have broad appeal” and gave it a score of 4 stars. One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner who reviewed the product said that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

A few Sigma DP3 Quattro reviewers who purchased the Sigma DP3 Quattro mentioned that it was easy to use. Ephotozine said in October last year “Easy to use QS menu system” . One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “An atypical interface and pleasant handling” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year Wired.com wrote “That funky-looking body is comfortable to hold” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sigma DP3 Quattro owners who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The Sigma dp3 Quattro, like the other Sigma dpx Quattro cameras, delivers impressive pixel level image quality, thanks to the unique Foveon sensor”. Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superb image quality in good lighting”. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review in October last year “The Sigma dp Quattro has a rare quality in its exceptionally distinctive design”.

Nice Design

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner concluded that it was a good design. One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Last year Wired.com said in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro “Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme”.

Robust

One Sigma DP3 Quattro reviewer who reviewed it thought it was well made. In October last year Ephotozine wrote in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review “Solid control scheme” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Sigma Has Good Camera Reviews

Sigma is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Sigma also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner who bought the Sigma DP3 Quattro thought it was noisy. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas”.

Very High Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DP3 Quattro is 20MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 29MP. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DP3 Quattro, the Sigma DP3 Quattro's megapixel of 29 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sigma DP3 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sigma camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DP3 Quattro. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the DP3 Quattro the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 33MP, and the average total megapixels is 22MP. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DP3 Quattro that we have assessed, the Sigma DP3 Quattro's total megapixels of 33 megapixels is one of the most.

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7680 X 5120 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DP3 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sigma camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DP3 Quattro maximum image resolutions range from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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Has Six White Balances

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sigma camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP3 Quattro. The white balances "Auto", "Custom modes", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The DP3 Quattro has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (16) amongst compact cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DP3 Quattro is 2.7, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 10.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Sigma camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivitys "100" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sigma DP3 Quattro has a TFT display which is better than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to 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 digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DP3 Quattro.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine said in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review “Poor battery life” yet they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have an image stabilizer, however the DP3 Quattro does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to look at including the G9 X[pl_3862347_price], or the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DP3 Quattro does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price], the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DP3 Quattro, the DP3 Quattro is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DP3 Quattro, the DP3 Quattro is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DP3 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DP3 Quattro does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sigma DP3 Quattro does not have a built-in flash.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DP3 Quattro is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Heavy

With a weight of 465 grams, the DP3 Quattro is one of the heavier cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DP3 Quattro amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were released one year ago have weights of between 180g and 690g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] (353g and higher rated), the Leica D-Lux[plb_2777348_price] (365g and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] (402g and higher rated).

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the DP3 Quattro has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP3 Quattro is 2.5, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 4.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP3 Quattro the display resolution (numeric)s range from 100,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 920,000 pixels, the Sigma DP3 Quattro has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP3 Quattro

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP3 Quattro has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DP3 Quattro.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the D-Lux[pl_2777348_price], or the Q (Typ 116)[pl_2917648_price] both from Leica or the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the D-Lux[pl_2777348_price], or the Q (Typ 116)[pl_2917648_price] both from Leica or the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] both from Canon or the Leica Q (Typ 116)[plb_2917648_price].

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Specification

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Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
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Batteries Included

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
20 July 2015

The Sigma dp3 Quattro, like the other Sigma dpx Quattro cameras, delivers impressive pixel level image quality, thanks to the unique Foveon sensor. The camera produces much better JPEG images than...

4fps continuous shooting
Easy to use QS menu system
2 batteries included
Much improved white balance performance
Exceptional pixel level detail
No video mode
No auto panoramic shooting mode
Sigma Photo Pro 6 raw processing is slow
Chromatic aberrations and image artefacts in JPEG images
Significantly larger than previous versions
16 July 2015

The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos, but its Foveon image sensor isn't cut out for low-light shooting...

10 June 2015

Superb image quality in good lighting. That funky-looking body is comfortable to hold. Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme. Two batteries in the box.Sluggish autofocus, especially in low... Read more…

PhotographyBlog.com

The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor. The DP3 Quattro's unique sensor outputs 5424x3616-pixel raw images at the highest resolution... Read more…

The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up and adds a longer focal length option to the existing dp2 Quattro model. Both cameras operate in a rather small niche and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Ranjith

This is a highly qualified 5 start rating based on the unique Foveon sensor that only Sigma offers... I read all of the reviews I could find before taking advantage of the 1 week free loaner DP2... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Matt
Matt would recommend the Sigma DP3 Quattro (Verified Purchase)

Portraits Close ups in naturee. I photographed the same varigated rose with the DP3 Quattro (75mm equivalent in 35mm format, a Sony A7r with a Leica 90mm, a Fuji XT1 (my previous favorite color... Read more…

Fabulous Color In Good Li
Foveon Sensor
Outstanding Lens
Simple Adequate Interface
Horrible Raw Conversionsw
No Image Stabilization

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sigma c82900, sigma g014246, sigma g014246m
Barcodes 00085126931179

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