This review is devoted to sd Quattro that Sigma has first introduced to the public in Feb 23, 2016. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 29.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.
In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #165 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #673 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Sigma sd 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.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Sigma sd 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 Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.
Sigma sd Quattro has the following external dimensions 147 x 147 x 91 mm (57.87 x 37.4 x 35.83″) with the weight of 625 g.
The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Sigma sd 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 sd Quattro is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 91mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Sigma sd Quattro with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Sigma sd Quattro is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Sigma sd Quattro compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Sigma sd 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 sd 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 sd Quattro comes with Dual TRUE III processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 29.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor.
The base of Sigma sd 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.
In a huge database of models that we have collected, Sigma sd Quattro features a 29.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.
Sigma sd 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 sd Quattro with other standard sensor sizes.
Sigma sd Quattro is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,620k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.
The Sigma sd Quattro’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.
100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.
Some of the other highlights of Sigma sd Quattro are its 3.8 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, sd Quattro comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, sd Quattro unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
One more highlight that makes Sigma sd Quattro stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 9 points.
In addition, sd 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 sd Quattro is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect sd Quattro to compatible devices via its USB 3.0 or HDMI ports.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Sigma sd Quattro’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Sigma sd Quattro’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the sd Quattro to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Sigma sd Quattro performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma sd Quattro can be called a Great 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.
After carefully reviewing how well Sigma sd Quattro performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 61. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma sd Quattro can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sigma sd Quattro performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 80. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma sd Quattro can be called a 80 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sigma sd Quattro performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma sd Quattro can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Sigma sd Quattro performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Sigma sd Quattro can be called a 88 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.
|Announced||Feb 23, 2016|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Sigma SA Bayonet|
|Number of Lenses||72|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,620k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.8 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|Sensor Type||CMOS (Foveon X3)|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.5 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||366.60 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||29.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5424 x 3616|
|Max Native ISO||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Max Video Resolution|
|Physical Dimensions||147 x 95 x 91 mm|