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Sigma DP1 Quattro
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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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21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Camera Labs, Digital Versus and fotohits.de the average expert rating of this compact camera is 76 out of 100.

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.

Sigma Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Sigma compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Sigma.

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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 Count

The DP1 Quattro has one of the highest megapixel counts (29 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 10MP and the highest is 29MP.

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Nine Diaphragm Blades

The DP1 Quattro is a nine diaphragm blades camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sigma DP1 Quattro has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of cameras of this age and type range from 12MP to 33MP. The DP1 Quattro has one of the most total megapixel counts (33 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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7680 X 5120 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DP1 Quattro has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DP1 Quattro the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Sigma DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a similar age and type to the DP1 Quattro. The photo effects "Cinema", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The Sigma DP1 Quattro has one of the smaller maximum apertures (16) amongst compact cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8 and the smallest is 22.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DP1 Quattro. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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

The DP1 Quattro has a wider light exposure correction than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DP1 Quattro.

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

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Sigma camera.

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TFT Display

The DP1 Quattro has a better display than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of a similar spec and 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 in fact the best display across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

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

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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14 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 an Image Stabiliser

The Sigma DP1 Quattro does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DP1 Quattro do have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00), or the Sony DSC-HX50; or the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 ($674.99).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years support Full HD video, however the DP1 Quattro does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00), the Fujifilm X100T ($1,099.00), or the Sony DSC-HX50.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP1 Quattro have a built-in flash, however the Sigma DP1 Quattro does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 ($674.99) or the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00), or the Sony DSC-HX50.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00), the Fujifilm X100T ($1,099.00), or the Sony DSC-HX50 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DP1 Quattro does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00), or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DP1 Quattro is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sigma DP1 Quattro is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DP1 Quattro are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DP1 Quattro, the DP1 Quattro does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 ($674.99) or the Sony DSC-HX50.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The DP1 Quattro is a camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 150 and 514 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DP1 Quattro. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The DP1 Quattro has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 6,400) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DP1 Quattro. The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3,200 and the highest is 52,000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP1 Quattro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sigma released the DP1 Quattro.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DP1 Quattro has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP1 Quattro.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh GR ($993.99), the Sony DSC-HX50, and the Nikon Coolpix P7800 ($676.84) is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the GR ($993.99), or the GR ($993.99) both from Ricoh which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Ricoh GR ($993.99), and the Sony DSC-HX50 is also worth considering.

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Specification

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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
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Flash
Flash Mode
Video
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
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Display Resolution
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White Balance Mode
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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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