Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

Overall 42
Imaging 15
Features 32
Size 73
Price 0

Main Features

  • 20.0 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 161 x 67 x 82 mm
  • Weight: 395 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Sigma DP2 Quattro Summary

This review is devoted to DP2 Quattro that Sigma has first introduced to the public in Feb 13, 2014. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #335 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #759 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Sigma DP2 Quattro Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Sigma DP2 Quattro review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Number Of Focus Points: 9
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Weight: 395 g
  • Wireless Connectivity: No

Complete Comparison of Sigma DP2 Quattro With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Sigma DP2 Quattro. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Sigma DP2 Quattro

Sigma DP2 Quattro has the following external dimensions 161 x 161 x 82 mm (63.39 x 26.38 x 32.28″) with the weight of 395 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Sigma DP2 Quattro, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Sigma DP2 Quattro is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 82mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Sigma DP2 Quattro with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Sigma DP2 Quattro is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Sigma DP2 Quattro compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Sigma DP2 Quattro — 82 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Sigma DP2 Quattro — 395 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Sigma DP2 Quattro comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Sigma DP2 Quattro comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Sigma DP2 Quattro Photo and Sensor Features

Sigma DP2 Quattro comes with TRUE III engine processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.

The base of Sigma DP2 Quattro has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Sigma DP2 Quattro features a 20.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Sigma DP2 Quattro is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Sigma DP2 Quattro with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Sigma DP2 Quattro

LCD and ViewFinder

Sigma DP2 Quattro is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Sigma DP2 Quattro are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, DP2 Quattro unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

In addition, DP2 Quattro has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Sigma DP2 Quattro is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect DP2 Quattro to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Sigma DP2 Quattro for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Sigma DP2 Quattro’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Sigma DP2 Quattro’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the DP2 Quattro to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Sigma DP2 Quattro for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP2 Quattro performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP2 Quattro can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Sigma DP2 Quattro for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP2 Quattro performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP2 Quattro can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (161 x 67 x 82 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (9)

Sigma DP2 Quattro for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP2 Quattro performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP2 Quattro can be called a 37 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (161 x 67 x 82 mm)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (9)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Sigma DP2 Quattro for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP2 Quattro performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP2 Quattro can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (161 x 67 x 82 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Video is not available

Sigma DP2 Quattro for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Sigma DP2 Quattro performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma DP2 Quattro can be called a 78 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (20 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Sigma DP2 Quattro Detailed Specs

General
Brand Sigma
Model DP2 Quattro
Announced Feb 13, 2014
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 368.95 mm2
Sensor Resolution 20.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 5424 x 3616
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 395 g
Physical Dimensions 161 x 67 x 82 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model BP-51
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 1

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