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Sigma DP1 Quattro
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Sigma DP1 Quattro Digital Camera

29MP CMOS SDXC 3" Oct 2014
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
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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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 76% based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Camera Labs, Digital Versus and fotohits.de.

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.

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.

Robust

One Sigma DP1 Quattro owner who bought it concluded that it was well made. Digital Versus wrote last year “Solid body”.

Good Size

One Sigma DP1 Quattro reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape.

Good Brand

We checked 198 user and expert reviews for Sigma digital cameras and found that on average Sigma has good ratings. We also found that Sigma has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Very High Megapixel

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the DP1 Quattro's megapixel of 29 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro is 10MP, the highest is 29MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix A[pl_1897281_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the DP1 Quattro is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sigma camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 33 megapixels, the DP1 Quattro has a very many total megapixels compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro. Cameras of this type and age have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 33MP, and the average total megapixels is 18MP.

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Nine Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The DP1 Quattro is a nine number of diaphragm blades camera.

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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 that were launched more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the DP1 Quattro ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP1 Quattro. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effectss "Cinema", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DP1 Quattro range from 1.8 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The DP1 Quattro has a quite small maximum aperture number (16) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DP1 Quattro.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sigma 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 the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this age and type.

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TFT Display

The DP1 Quattro has a better display than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most 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 in fact the best display across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the DP1 Quattro.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of this type and age.

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13 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 a Built-In Flash

The DP1 Quattro does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago which have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price], or the Coolpix P7800[pl_2086824_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price], the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DP1 Quattro have an image stabilizer, however the Sigma DP1 Quattro does not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price], or the Coolpix P7800[pl_2086824_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DP1 Quattro does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DP1 Quattro also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Coolpix P7800[pl_2086824_price], or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DP1 Quattro do not support video capability. The Sigma DP1 Quattro is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at including the Coolpix S80[pl_258324_price], or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DP1 Quattro is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DP1 Quattro are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The DP1 Quattro is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DP1 Quattro are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DP1 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sigma camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The DP1 Quattro has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face tracking, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DP1 Quattro is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sigma camera.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of this spec and age take between 150 and 469 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DP1 Quattro which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP1 Quattro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sigma camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP1 Quattro has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Coolpix A[pl_1897281_price], the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price], or the Coolpix P7800[pl_2086824_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the Coolpix A[pl_1897281_price], or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Languages Support
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

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sigma c80900, sigma g014246, sigma g014246q
Barcodes 00085126930585

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