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Sigma DP3 Quattro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sigma DP3 Quattro. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and lens. The design and image quality also get good views. Opinions about the low light performance and viewfinder are mixed, and many are less positive about the image stabilizer and flash.

performance, image quality, design, lens, usability

durability, battery, flash, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma DP3 Quattro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sigma dp3 Quattro


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

Incredibly detailed images at low ISOs. Short telephoto lens with 1:3 macro magnification. Crisp rear LCD. Solid control scheme. Add-on optical viewfinder loupe available.

Slow performer. Lens omits image stabilization. Subpar image quality at higher ISOs. Funky design can be a turnoff. No video support or built-in flash. Short battery life.

Performance and Conclusions Sigma's dp cameras aren't known for speed, and the dp3 is no exception. It requires about 4 seconds to turn on, focus, and fire, and when set to its full range the autofocus system requires about 0.6-second to lock onto a...

Jul, 2015


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sigma DP3 Quattro Review


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 setting, and is comprised of four seperate layers, with...

Essentially identical to the previous two Quattro cameras, the new DP3 Quattro extends the family by offering a 75mm equivalent short-telephoto lens that also doubles up as a useful tool for macro photography.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Sigma dp3 Quattro Review


A radical change. But now, the status quo has gone out the window. With the Sigma dp3 Quattro and its simultaneously-launched siblings, the dp1 Quattro and dp2 Quattro -- the company uses a brand-new image sensor that's fundamentally different to those...

Price and availability. Priced at US$1,000 or thereabouts, the Sigma dp0 Quattro will ship in the US market from April 2015.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Sigma dp3 Quattro Sample Photos


Full size JPEG and raw sample photos from the new Sigma dp3 with 50mm f/2.8 lens.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery life (CIPA standard):200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-51
Power source type:Battery


Photo effects:Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:auto, custom modes, flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade


Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):920000


Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Spot Auto Focus

Lens System

Fixed focal length:1.97
Lens structure:10/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/8
Maximum aperture number:16
Minimum aperture number:2.8

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 6400, Auto
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.618
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:7680 x 5120
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):T:5,424×3,616\nM:2,712×1,808\nB:2,712×1,808\nT:2,704×1,808\nM:2,704×1,808\nB:2,704×1,808\n\n7,680×4,320\n5,424×3,048\n2,704×1,520\n1,920×1,080\n\n6,816×5,120\n4,816×3,616\n2,400×1,808\n1,696×1,280\n\n5,120×5,120\n3,616×3,616\n1,808×1,808\n1,280×1,280\n\n7,680×3,296\n5,424×2,328\n2,704×1,160\n1,920×816\n\n7,680×5,120\n5,424×3,616\n2,704×1,808\n1,920×1,280\n\n6,352×5,120\n4,480×3,616\n2,224×1,808\n1,584×1,280
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 21:9
Total megapixels:33


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30


HD type:Not supported

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