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Sigma DP3 Quattro Digital Camera

$860.00
Compact Camera 29MP 1x CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
No stabilisation
Poor battery life
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
benchmark.pl Very Profitable PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

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

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this compact camera was good. This camera received a "Very Profitable" award from Benchmark.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this Sigma digital camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this compact camera rated this digital camera 75% on average. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who purchased it considered that it was compact. Photoreview.com.au said “The dp3 Quattro is a nice addition to Sigma's compact camera line-up”. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro “The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a compact camera with a 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor”.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was thick. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Both cameras operate in a rather small niche and neither is likely to have broad appeal” .

One owner said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Expert website Wired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “That funky-looking body is comfortable to hold” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

One person said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Georgios said on Bhphotovideo.com “I purchased this camera to use as a lightweight landscape camera along with the DP 2 Quattro” and rated it 7 stars.

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Heavy

The DP3 Quattro is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (465 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. The weights of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 180g to 740g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix A ($682.43) (299g), the Leica D-Lux ($989.95) (365g), or the Fujifilm X100T (400g) which also has a higher rating.

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Design

Solid Control Scheme

One owner considered that it was well made. Ephotozine said “Solid control scheme” in their review of this digital camera.

Qualit De Fabrication Et Design Singulier

Three customers who purchased the product agreed that it was well designed. Ephotozine said “Qualit de fabrication et design singulier”. Expert website Wired.com said “Minimalist and uncluttered control scheme” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Breathtaking Image Quality

Six customers who bought the Sigma DP3 Quattro wrote that it was good quality. Ephotozine mentioned in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review two years ago “Breathtaking image quality” . Expert review site Wired.com said also two years ago “Superb image quality in good lighting” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro. Digitalversus.com rated it 4 stars and said on expert review site Digital Versus “The Sigma dp Quattro has a rare quality in its exceptionally distinctive design”.

Solid Control Scheme

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Ephotozine said “Streamlined and intuitive interface” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Ephotozine mentioned “Interface dpouille, personnalisable et efficace” . Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Simple Adequate Interface”. Ranjith mentioned in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review “I enjoy the simple interface and find it much more friendly than feeling overwhelmed by way too many options, such as the Sony RX-100 that I use has to offer”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use QS menu system”. One person who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “An atypical interface and pleasant handling”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner reckoned that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.

Improved Noise Performance Compared to Previous Sigmas

One owner reckoned that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned “Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas” in their Sigma DP3 Quattro review.


Add-On Optical Viewfinder Loupe Available

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Add-on optical viewfinder loupe available” but they scored the product 1 stars.

Breathtaking Image Quality

Twelve owners considered that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Incredibly detailed images at low ISOs”. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The camera produces much better JPEG images than previous versions of the camera.”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro on expert review site PC Mag “The Sigma dp3 Quattro can capture incredibly sharp macro photos.”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Ephotozine wrote “Excellent piqu 100 ISO” but they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Ephotozine also said “Up to ISO 400” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “So why even think about buying it? Quite simply, because at low ISO i” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. In April last year Amazon.co.uk wrote “Foveon Sensor” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro but despite that they rated it 1 stars. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “An APS-C sensor with Foveon technology, capable of producing 39 Mpx photos”.

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of colour rendition. Matt wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “A Fuji XT1 (my previous favorite color rendition camera)a Nikon D800 E with a Nikon 105mm macro lens” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine mentioned “4fps continuous shooting”.

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No Stabilisation

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine said two years ago “No stabilisation” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro. Ephotozine also mentioned “Pas de stabilisation optique ou mcanique” in their review.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it did not have a good autofocus. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned “No focus peaking”. Ephotozine also said “Autofocus trs lent en bas” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good lens. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Lens omits image stabilization”.

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No Video

Three people said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Ephotozine said “No video support or built-in flash” in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro.


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The DP3 Quattro has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Picture Quality

7680 X 5120 Pixels Image Resolution

The DP3 Quattro has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of this age and spec maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The DP3 Quattro has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sigma digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Sigma DP3 Quattro two years ago “Short battery life”.


Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DP3 Quattro is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera take between 200 and 979 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 1.7, the largest is 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. The DP3 Quattro has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (2.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 1 times zoom factor, the DP3 Quattro has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix A ($682.43), or the Fujifilm X100T which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sigma digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DP3 Quattro has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Pentax K-5 ($269.10), the Sony DSC-HX50, or the Nikon Coolpix A ($682.43) which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085126931179

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