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Sigma DP0 Quattro Digital Camera

$780.00
$749.00 $31.00 cheaper than 20 days ago
Compact Camera 29MP 1x CMOS Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Poor battery life
No video mode
21 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of websites PhotographyBlog.com wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Sigma digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Digital Versus.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, DP0 Quattro owners rated this camera as superb. 7 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this age and type.

Sigma Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 100,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DP0 Quattro has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DP0 Quattro is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year take between 200 and 469 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera, the DP0 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Sigma DP0 Quattro did not have a good battery life. Digital Versus wrote “Very poor battery life (but a spare battery is included”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Short Battery Life”. Photo Rockies wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Battery life is still bad”.


Add-On Optical Viewfinder Loupe Available

Two people who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Pc Mag wrote “Add-on optical viewfinder loupe available” but they rated the Sigma DP0 Quattro 18.2 out of 100. Photo Rockies gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their Sigma DP0 Quattro review on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Your options are either a glass viewfinder with no info or a really large electronic hood”.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Pc Mag mentioned “Crisp rear display” in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro.

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Unique Ultra-Wide Fixed Lens

Thirteen customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sigma DP0 Quattro had a good lens. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “14mm 4 lens provides perfect uniformity” . Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag last year “Unique ultra-wide fixed lens”. Ephotozine mentioned two years ago “Ultrawide angle rectilinear lens” in their review of this digital camera however they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Two customers agreed that it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Improved focus speed” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Photo Rockies said in their Sigma DP0 Quattro review on Bhphotovideo.com “The autofocus seems crisp for outdoor use”.

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Foveon APSC CMOS Sensor

Eleven owners wrote that it was able to produce good images. Photo Rockies mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It a small price to pay for the best landscape photos you will look at this side of a $ Phase One back”. Frank wrote in his review of this digital camera “The lens is very sharp and truly creates images that are exceptional in their range of tones” . Photo Rockies also said “Sigma, please consult real photographers the next time you redesign a camera” in their review.

Four customers considered that the Sigma DP0 Quattro had a good image sensor. Ephotozine mentioned “Foveon APSC CMOS sensor” yet they only gave it a score of 18.2 out of 100. In April last year Pcmag.com gave it a score of 6 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag “The Sigma dp0 Quattro is a dedicated ultra-wide angle camera that leverages Foveon sensor tech to deliver incredible images—but it's got more than its share of quirks” in their review of this digital camera. Drdavid mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “In the sigma I get the best color sensor and an excellent lens”.

Two people reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent resolution possible”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Digital Versus wrote “Up to ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100.

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No Video Mode

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good for video recording. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “No video mode”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “No video support or built-in flash” in their Sigma DP0 Quattro review. Digital Versus mentioned “Doesn't shoot video”.


Lens System

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 2, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 9.4. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the DP0 Quattro has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for more than a year is 1x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The DP0 Quattro has a quite small optical zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-RX10M2 ($1,189.95) (8.3x).

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2.4. At 4, the DP0 Quattro has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Design

Solid Control Layout

Two owners concluded that the Sigma DP0 Quattro was well made. Pc Mag wrote “Solid control layout” although they gave the product a score of 1 stars. John M. he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Overall it's solid”.

Easy to Use QS Menu System

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Photo Rockies said on Bhphotovideo.com “It isn't for a DSLR user expecting lightning fast operation and ease of use.”. Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine wrote “Easy to use QS menu system” in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. John M. wrote “It's fun to hold and the grip makes sense” in his review of this digital camera. Photo Rockies said “The handgrip was actually a good idea--it just would've been nice if a human hand had been used to model it” and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

One customer considered that the product had a good interface. Digital Versus wrote “Logical, minimalist interface” in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro but in spite of that they only scored this digital camera 18.8 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to handle.

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Well Designed

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro “Unique Design”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The Quattro family's camera bodies keep gaining better design and handling with each successive generation”. Tim wrote in his review of this digital camera “It's much more user friendly than its offbeat design would suggest; the controls are well laid out”.

Two customers concluded that it was good looking. Tim said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “It's a short route to export TIFFs to Lightroom to open some of the most beautiful image files you will ever see”. Photo Rockies wrote in the same month “Then the raison d'être for the camera becomes clear--the files are beautiful” .

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Incredible Image Quality

Six owners considered that it was good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Breathtaking picture quality” in their review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro. Pc Mag said “Incredible image quality”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Lots Of Image Quality”.


Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The DP0 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sigma camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras that were released more than a year ago is 7952 x 5304 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DP0 Quattro has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DP0 Quattro has a battery charger included, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DP0 Quattro has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The DP0 Quattro has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a self-timer.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Five customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Small Compact”. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert website What Digital Camera last year “Andy Westlake tries out an unusual compact camera with a fixed ultra-wideangle lens in his Sigma dp0 Quattro review” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor”.


Audio

Poor Noise Performance

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Poor noise performance”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Poor noise performance”.


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Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that this digital camera had gps. John M. rated the product 6 stars and he wrote in his review of the Sigma DP0 Quattro on Bhphotovideo.com “GPS would be very nice to have”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126931520, 00785528743171

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