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Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Sigma DP0 Quattro Digital Camera

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29MP CMOS SDXC 3" Aug 2015
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Redesigned in every aspect, including the sensor, engine, lens and body, the dp Quattro Compact Camera series embodies Sigma's philosophy of creating cameras that produce works of art. The dp0 is... More
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and 01net.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Sigma DP0 Quattro owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro on Digital Versus “The Quattro family's camera bodies keep gaining better design and handling with each successive generation”.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

Good Size

One person thought it was compact. Photographyblog.com rated the Sigma DP0 Quattro 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro in October last year “The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor”.

Good Brand

We checked 194 owner and expert reviews for Sigma digital cameras and found that on average Sigma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sigma has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DP0 Quattro range from 12MP to 29MP, and the average megapixel count is 19MP. The DP0 Quattro has one of the higher megapixel counts (29 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 29MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00) which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the DP0 Quattro is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DP0 Quattro. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The DP0 Quattro has a fairly many total megapixel count (33 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP0 Quattro. The total megapixel counts of compact cameras that were released one year ago range from 12MP to 33MP.

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7680 X 5120 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The best image resolution of all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DP0 Quattro is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 22, the DP0 Quattro's maximum aperture is one of the smallest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the DP0 Quattro. The average maximum aperture of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DP0 Quattro is 9.9, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 22.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DP0 Quattro is more than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the DP0 Quattro is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DP0 Quattro. The photo effects "Cinema", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sigma camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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

This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The DP0 Quattro has a better display than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age 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 camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DP0 Quattro does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DP0 Quattro.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($729.00), or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DP0 Quattro does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DP0 Quattro which support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($729.00), or the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DP0 Quattro does not support WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP0 Quattro.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DP0 Quattro does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the DP0 Quattro do not support video recording. The DP0 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DP0 Quattro do not have a GPS. The Sigma DP0 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DP0 Quattro is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DP0 Quattro take between 185 and 319 shots per battery charge, including the Sigma DP0 Quattro which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a nine auto focus point digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the DP0 Quattro has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DP0 Quattro. The maximum ISO speeds of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DP0 Quattro range from 1,600 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 19,000.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP0 Quattro have display resolutions of between 1 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 1,300,000 pixels. The DP0 Quattro has a quite low display resolution (only 920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DP0 Quattro.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the DP0 Quattro the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.5. At 4, the DP0 Quattro has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DP0 Quattro.

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Very Thick

At 126 millimeters, the DP0 Quattro is very thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average depth of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DP0 Quattro is 58mm, and the depths range from 21mm to 130mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP0 Quattro

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The DP0 Quattro has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DP0 Quattro.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P340, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Coolpix P340, or the Coolpix P340 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($729.00) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P340, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), and the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($729.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
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Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Technical Details
Lens Cap Included

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Expert Reviews

(5)
1 September 2015

Sigma keeps raising the excellence bar on its dp Quattro range. Very few 21mm cameras will be able to rival the dp0 Quattro. If you're looking an ultra-high-def wide-angle camera for capturing...

31 July 2015

Compared to some of the ultra-wide lenses available the Sigma dp0 Quattro offers quite good value for money if you consider that you are buying an ultra-wide rectilinear lens with a camera that...

PhotographyBlog.com

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor and a 14mm fixed lens (21mm equivalent) with an aperture of f/4 and wide angle of view of 91... Read more…

15 December 2015

Equipé d'une optique très grand-angle optiquement excellente et particulièrement adaptée aux paysages et à l'architecture, le DP0 Quattro délivre des images d'une qualité impressionnante et...

Breathtaking picture quality
Up to ISO 800
14mm 4 lens provides perfect uniformity
Logical, minimalist interface
Build quality
Glossy display doesn't tilt or swivel
Slow camera
Some chromatic aberration
Very poor battery life (but a spare battery is included)
No image stabilization

Dans la famille dp Quattro, c'est au tour du dp0 d'être lancé par Sigma. Ce nouveau modèle reprend la configuration des autres Quattro et leur design si particulier. On retrouvera donc au c?ur... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Tim
Tim would recommend the Sigma DP0 Quattro

I have been using the dp1,dp2 & dp3 Quattro for a while now. Prior to the Quattro I used the dp Merrill series for several years. An UWA lens matched to a Foveon sensor is icing on the cake. And... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Photo Rockies
Photo Rockies would recommend the Sigma DP0 Quattro (Verified Purchase)

The latest iteration of the DP Quattro series is something of a unique beast. It is a compact camera with a quite large lens stuck on the front which makes it less than compact. It isn't big... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Small Compact
No Viewfinder
Poor in Low Light
Short Battery Life

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Product Identifiers

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

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