Close

Loading image...
Sigma DP3 Quattro
+ 1 Video

Sigma DP3 Quattro Digital Camera

$899.00
$860.00 $39.00 cheaper than 4 days ago
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
29MP CMOS SDXC 3" Mar 2015
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new generation of high image quality compact camera, the 'sIGMA dp3 Quattro that incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor... More
Prices will go up $31
within 2 weeks. 90% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
eBay
Sigma DP3 Quattro from eBay
$879.99
Checked 2 days ago
Go to Store
eBay
Sigma DP3 Quattro from eBay
$885.00
Checked 2 days ago
Go to Store
eBay
Sigma DP3 Quattro from eBay
$897.00
Checked 2 days ago
Go to Store
- Less from eBay
Premium japan store
Sigma DP3 Quattro from Premium japan store
$860.00
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Adorama
$899.00
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Adorama
Sigma DP3 Quattro from Adorama
$948.40
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Adorama
$999.00
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Adorama
Sigma DP3 Quattro from Adorama
$1,001.15
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
- Less from Adorama
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Sigma digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This compact camera has an average expert rating of 77% based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

Good Quality Pictures

Six Sigma DP3 Quattro owners who bought it said that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review last year “The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos.” and scored the Sigma DP3 Quattro 4 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “Quicker image processing”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The camera produces much better JPEG images than previous versions of the camera.”.

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “So why even think about buying it? Quite simply, because at low ISO i” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Ephotozine mentioned “Excellent piqu 100 ISO”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. In October last year Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “An APS-C sensor with Foveon technology, capable of producing 39 Mpx photos”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine said last year “4fps continuous shooting” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.

Read more Less

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Last year Photographyblog.com said “The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Photoreview.com.au gave the Sigma DP3 Quattro a score of 4 stars and said “The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was thick. Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review “Both cameras operate in a rather small niche and neither is likely to have broad appeal” and gave it a score of 4 stars. One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner who reviewed the product said that it was a good body shape.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

A few Sigma DP3 Quattro reviewers who purchased the Sigma DP3 Quattro mentioned that it was easy to use. Ephotozine said in October last year “Easy to use QS menu system” . One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “An atypical interface and pleasant handling” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year Wired.com wrote “That funky-looking body is comfortable to hold” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.

Read more Less

Good Product Quality

Some Sigma DP3 Quattro owners who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The Sigma dp3 Quattro, like the other Sigma dpx Quattro cameras, delivers impressive pixel level image quality, thanks to the unique Foveon sensor”. Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superb image quality in good lighting”. Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review in October last year “The Sigma dp Quattro has a rare quality in its exceptionally distinctive design”.

Nice Design

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner concluded that it was a good design. One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Last year Wired.com said in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro “Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme”.

Robust

One Sigma DP3 Quattro reviewer who reviewed it thought it was well made. In October last year Ephotozine wrote in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review “Solid control scheme” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner who bought the Sigma DP3 Quattro thought it was noisy. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas”.

Sigma Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sigma cameras and also specifically for Sigma compact cameras and found that in both cases Sigma had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Chart

Very High Megapixel

The DP3 Quattro has one of the highest megapixels (29 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of compact cameras that were released more than a year ago range from 12MP to 29MP.

Chart Edit

Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sigma DP3 Quattro has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this camera.

Chart Edit

Very Many Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of compact cameras that were released more than a year ago range from 16MP to 33MP. With a total megapixels of 33 megapixels, the DP3 Quattro's total megapixels is one of the most amongst similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DP3 Quattro.

Chart Edit

7680 X 5120 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DP3 Quattro has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DP3 Quattro the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

Chart Edit

Has Six White Balances

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DP3 Quattro. The white balances "Auto", "Custom modes", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sigma digital camera.

Chart Edit

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 16, the Sigma DP3 Quattro has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DP3 Quattro is 11.

Chart Edit

Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DP3 Quattro is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DP3 Quattro. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around 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 have been around for a similar time to the DP3 Quattro. The ISO sensitivitys "100" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sigma digital camera.

Chart Edit

TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on cameras that have been available for more than a year. 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.

Chart Edit

10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Sigma DP3 Quattro owner mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine said in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review “Poor battery life” yet they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sigma DP3 Quattro does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DP3 Quattro does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec 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 consider including the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were released more than a year ago are not waterproof. The DP3 Quattro is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the DP3 Quattro is not 3D.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sigma DP3 Quattro does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sigma DP3 Quattro does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DP3 Quattro also do not support video capability.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DP3 Quattro does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

Chart Edit

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

Chart Edit

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1.7 to 4. With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the DP3 Quattro has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP3 Quattro.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Sigma DP3 Quattro

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sigma digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sigma DP3 Quattro has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DP3 Quattro.

Chart Edit

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released 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.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

With a weight of 465 grams, the Sigma DP3 Quattro has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DP3 Quattro.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] (690g) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
20 July 2015

The Sigma dp3 Quattro, like the other Sigma dpx Quattro cameras, delivers impressive pixel level image quality, thanks to the unique Foveon sensor. The camera produces much better JPEG images than...

4fps continuous shooting
Easy to use QS menu system
2 batteries included
Much improved white balance performance
Exceptional pixel level detail
No video mode
No auto panoramic shooting mode
Sigma Photo Pro 6 raw processing is slow
Chromatic aberrations and image artefacts in JPEG images
Significantly larger than previous versions
16 July 2015

The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos, but its Foveon image sensor isn't cut out for low-light shooting...

10 June 2015

Superb image quality in good lighting. That funky-looking body is comfortable to hold. Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme. Two batteries in the box.Sluggish autofocus, especially in low... Read more…

PhotographyBlog.com

The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor. The DP3 Quattro's unique sensor outputs 5424x3616-pixel raw images at the highest resolution... Read more…

The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up and adds a longer focal length option to the existing dp2 Quattro model. Both cameras operate in a rather small niche and...

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Ranjith

This is a highly qualified 5 start rating based on the unique Foveon sensor that only Sigma offers... I read all of the reviews I could find before taking advantage of the 1 week free loaner DP2... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Matt
Matt would recommend the Sigma DP3 Quattro (Verified Purchase)

Portraits Close ups in naturee. I photographed the same varigated rose with the DP3 Quattro (75mm equivalent in 35mm format, a Sony A7r with a Leica 90mm, a Fuji XT1 (my previous favorite color... Read more…

Fabulous Color In Good Li
Foveon Sensor
Outstanding Lens
Simple Adequate Interface
Horrible Raw Conversionsw
No Image Stabilization

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sigma c82900, sigma g014246, sigma g014246m
Barcodes 00085126931179

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Sigma DP3 Quattro

PowerShot G5 X vs DP3 Quattro

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Sigma DP3 Quattro
Canon PowerShot G5 X Sigma DP3 Quattro
$ 605.00 $860.00
$255 Cheaper
Four More Awards
Vastly Better Ephotozine Review
Thinner
58% Less Total Megapixel Count
User Review Rating is Much Worse

Lumix DMC-GF6 vs DP3 Quattro

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 vs Sigma DP3 Quattro
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sigma DP3 Quattro
$ 533.99 $860.00
$326 Cheaper
Nine More Awards
Hugely Better Review from Digital Versus
Thinner
2x Less Total Megapixel Count
4x Bigger Maximum Aperture

PowerShot G3 X vs DP3 Quattro

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Sigma DP3 Quattro
Canon PowerShot G3 X Sigma DP3 Quattro
$ 695.00 $860.00
$165 Cheaper
Digital Versus Review is Significantly Better
Ephotozine Review is Significantly Better
Seven More Awards
10.4 Bigger Maximum Aperture
Vastly Less Total Megapixel Count
Feedback