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Sigma DP0 Quattro

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

This digital camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and 01net.com have rated this Sigma digital camera on average 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”.

Sigma Has Good Camera Reviews

Sigma has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has one of the higher megapixels (29 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DP0 Quattro have megapixels of between 12MP and 29MP.

We compared all the other 29MP cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the DP0 Quattro is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sigma camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DP0 Quattro. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The DP0 Quattro has one of the more total megapixelss (33 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DP0 Quattro range from 16MP to 33MP, and the average total megapixels is 23MP.

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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 most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 22, the Sigma DP0 Quattro has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DP0 Quattro. The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that were released one year ago is 11.

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Has Seven White Balances

The DP0 Quattro has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Auto", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DP0 Quattro is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DP0 Quattro. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Cinema" and "Neutral" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DP0 Quattro is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the DP0 Quattro. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by compact cameras that came out more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sigma DP0 Quattro does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($695.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DP0 Quattro does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DP0 Quattro.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($695.00), or the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) ($1,096.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DP0 Quattro is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DP0 Quattro are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DP0 Quattro are not 3D. The Sigma DP0 Quattro is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sigma DP0 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DP0 Quattro also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DP0 Quattro does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DP0 Quattro also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DP0 Quattro does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Sigma DP0 Quattro has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Multi Point Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sigma digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year take between 200 and 299 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the DP0 Quattro has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 6,400 to 52,000.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The DP0 Quattro has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 920,000 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 100,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the minimum aperture number of, the Sigma DP0 Quattro's minimum aperture number of 4 is one of the largest. The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago is 1.7 and the largest is 4.

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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 Sigma released the DP0 Quattro.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP0 Quattro has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DP0 Quattro.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) ($1,096.99), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00) 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 cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) ($1,096.99), the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($695.00), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00) which has better reviews.

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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 this age and type.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($695.00), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($860.00).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Lens Cap Included

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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, sigma g014247, sigma g014247m
Barcodes 00085126931520, 00785528743171

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