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Sigma DP2 Quattro Digital Camera

$835.00
MILC 29MP CMOS SDXC Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
One industry award
Slow focus time
Ridiculous battery life
50 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at websites PhotographyBlog.com endorse this Sigma camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this Sigma digital camera is 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 22 user reviews this high megapixel digital camera has a terrific overall user rating. 14 reviewers gave this digital 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 9% of all the digital cameras of a similar age and type.

Sigma Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 306 user and expert reviews (including 54 verified purchases), Sigma has good reviews for its cameras. Sigma also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Sigma camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Futuristisches Design

Nine people thought it was good looking. Xsivivc gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The colors are also beautiful” in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro. Xsivivc also wrote “It works so incredibly well in low light, producing absolutely beautiful image quality, that it seems worthwhile as long as you accept its limitations” in their review. Edward Light gave it a score of 9 stars and he mentioned also three years ago “Simply beautiful”.

Six people who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote three years ago “Futuristisches Design”. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com scored it 5 stars and wrote “The Sigma dp2 Quattro features a striking, unconventional design and a completely reworked sensor in comparison to its predecessor - the DP2 Merrill” in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro. Expert website Nothingwired.com said “Indian photographic enthusiasts can now buy Gold winner in Japan's Good Design Award 2014 winner, Sigma DP2 Quattro in India” .

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Robust

Four owners who bought it wrote that it was well made. Edward Light said three years ago “The camera has a built in level if you care to use it”. Shaun wrote on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “It's a solid brick.”. Shaun also said “Build quality is excellent” in his review.

One owner said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Good Sam rated it 8 stars and wrote “I always use a sturdy tripod and use long shutter speed to get wide depth of field”.

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Good Build Quality

Twenty-two people who purchased it thought it was good quality. Digit.in said “Good build quality”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Breathtaking picture quality” in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Superb image quality at low ISO” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored this digital camera 1 stars.

Dual Control Dials

Eleven owners reckoned that the Sigma DP2 Quattro was easy to use. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Dual control dials” in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review. Luminous-Landscape.com wrote “He had just received the Quattro DP2 for testing and it because his "always handy" camera, while he did his main wildlife” in their review of this digital camera. Xsivivc rated the product 7 stars and said “That said, I found the camera a pleasure to use and to hold” in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro.

Seven people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro “Nowatorska matryca Quattro, solidna magnezowa obudowa, prosty i elegancki wygld, wygodne w obsudze menu funkcyjne, jasny obiektyw, duy i czytelny ekran LCD, stopka lampy byskowej, bardzo dobre paramet” nonetheless they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Quick Set menu system”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “Image quality at lower ISO settings” in their review.

Three customers thought the product had a good interface. Three years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Logical, minimalist interface” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “Interface pure et rationnelle” in their review. Edward Light gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and he said in his Sigma DP2 Quattro review “The user interface is great”.

Three people who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Sam gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “It is quite comfortable so I don't really understand why so many people are complaining about it” in their review of this digital camera. Tim he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It's more responsive and feels much better in my hands”. Sky Looker wrote “It feels very comfortable”.

One owner thought it was easy to handle. Shaun mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Camera handling is 4 stars, I like the odd body design” in his Sigma DP2 Quattro review.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people reckoned that it had good features.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DP2 Quattro has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Improved Noise Performance Compared to Previous Sigmas

One owner who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers concluded that this digital camera was compact. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Sigma DP2 Quattro is a compact camera with a newly developed 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg gave the product a score of 6 stars and mentioned “The dp2 is the second in Sigma's latest series of digital compact cameras, which comes w”. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote two years ago “The fact that it is a lot of money for a compact camera feels quite like an understatement actually” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro “The Sigma DP2 Quattro features a redesigned camera body a”. Edward Light mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The body is small enough to fit in a large coat pocket” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Picture Taker mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The odd design of the body is actually quite good for stable two-handed holding”.

Three customers concluded that it was a good size. Good Sam said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “3 crop file is still good enough to make a good size enlargement”. Good Sam also said “That's pretty good size file to make large prints” in their review. Good Sam also said “Dp2Q can generate pretty good size enlargement” in their review.

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Average Weight

The DP2 Quattro has a relatively typical weight (410 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-RX10 ($798.00) (755g).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sigma DP2 Quattro has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DP2 Quattro has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sigma DP2 Quattro has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The best image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the DP2 Quattro has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average minimum aperture number of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the DP2 Quattro has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Sharp Images

Thirty-one people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera “Sharp Images” however despite that they only gave the Sigma DP2 Quattro a score of 1 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro on expert review site PC Mag “The Sigma dp2 Quattro is a strange-looking camera that captures images with an incredible amount of detail.”. Digit.in also wrote “Captured images have good dynamic range” in their review.

Eight owners considered that the product had a good ISO range. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Jusqu' 400 ISO” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they rated it 1 stars. Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “Prachtige resolutie en detaillering bij 100 iso”. Photoreview.com.au said “The DP2 Quattro performs best at low ISO settings (ISO 400 the absolute maximum)” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Six owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said three years ago “4.2fps continuous shooting” but despite that they only scored the product 1 stars. Xsivivc said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Whether that great resolution is 29 megapixels or 39 megapixels, is subject to much debate” and scored it 7 stars. Xsivivc also mentioned “The results show great resolution” in their review.

Four people who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Digit.in wrote two years ago “Foveon 3 sensor is phenomenal” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave it a score of 17.96 out of 100. Sky Looker mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This sensor along with the super sharp lens allows the DP2Q to stand above its competitors in image quality” in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review. Three years ago Tim mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The specialized color capture of the Foveon sensor makes it an excellent camera for black” and rated it 7 stars.

One person who purchased it thought it was good in terms of colour rendition. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned three years ago “Excellent Color Rendition” . One customer considered that it was good in low light.

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Slow Focus Time

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good autofocus. Digit.in mentioned in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Slow focus time”. Wchambosse said on Bhphotovideo.com “Slow autofocus are not an issue for you, you should give this a try” in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro. Shaun mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It's very difficult to accurately manually focus this camera using the LCD”.

Three owners who bought this digital camera thought it did not have a good lens. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Lens lacks image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.sg also wrote “The lens can't be changed” in their review.

Two people who bought this digital camera thought it did not have a good image stabiliser. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Pas de stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera. One person who purchased this digital camera thought it did not have a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Limited Zoom”.

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Glossy Display Doesn't Tilt or Swivel

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good screen. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review “Glossy display doesn't tilt or swivel”. One customer who purchased it concluded that it did not have an electronic viewfinder. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their Sigma DP2 Quattro review three years ago “No built-in EVF or add-on option”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com said “No Viewfinder”.

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No Video

Six people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good for video recording. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro “Doesn't shoot video” . Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “There is no video mode”. Hardwarezone.com.sg also wrote “5 bps burstmode, geen video, geen meegeleverde flitser of zonnekap, ruis bij hoge gevoeligheden, geen meegeleverde optische zoeker” in their review.

Lacks Built-In Flash

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good flash. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro “Lacks built-in flash”.


Power

Ridiculous Battery Life

Four owners said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Ridiculous battery life” in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro “It has a non-removable unifocal lens, ridiculously low battery life”. Tim mentioned three years ago “My biggest complaints with the Merrill are the poor LCD screen, slow write times and awful battery life” in his Sigma DP2 Quattro review.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sigma released the DP2 Quattro.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP2 Quattro has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D ($538.45), or the EOS 60D ($799.99) both from Canon.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126930257

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