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Sigma DP1 Quattro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sigma DP1 Quattro. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the sensor and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the lens and performance are different. There are some negative comments about the image stabilizer and flash.

image quality, portability, usability, screen, sensor

durability, design, flash, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sigma DP1 Quattro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Sigma dp1 Quattro Full Review


Full review of the new Sigma dp1 Quattro, the latest camera from Sigma features a unique Foveon APS-C sensor, as well as a 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens.

4.2fps continuous shooting ; Easy to use QS menu system ; 2 batteries included ; Much improved white balance performance ; Exceptional pixel level detail ; Very good colour reproduction ; Improved noise performance compared to previous Sigmas ;...

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 ; Slow shot to shot time ; Noise at ISO800

The Sigma dp1 Quattro and other Sigma cameras are unique in being the only camera available that uses a multi-layer sensor solution where every pixel records all colour information, making direct comparisons quite difficult. It's because of Foveon...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sigma dp1 Quattro


The Sigma dp1 Quattro is the wide-angle sibling to the dp2 Quattro. Like the dp2 its image quality is outstanding, but it's slow to use and Raw processing requires some patience.

Wide-angle field of view. Foveon APS-C image sensor. Superb image quality at low ISO. Bright, sharp rear LCD. Dual control dials. Quick set menu system.

Slow. Lens lacks image stabilization. Outdated Raw conversion software. Funky design. Lacks built-in EVF or add-on option. No video support. No built-in flash.

Performance and Conclusions The dp1 Quattro isn't a camera that's going to do well shooting fast action. It's slow to start up and capture an in-focus image, requiring about 4.6 seconds. The camera turns on a bit quicker than that, in about 3 seconds,...

Nov, 2014


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sigma DP1 Quattro Review


The Sigma DP1 Quattro is a compact camera with a newly developed 39-megapixel APS-C sized Foveon X3 Quattro sensor. The DP1 Quattro's unique sensor outputs 5424x3616-pixel raw images at the highest resolution setting, and is comprised of four seperate...

Sigma continue to take a solitary path with the new DP1 Quattro, remaining the only camera manufacturer to use the Foveon sensor technology. Despite some improvements to the processing speed, the Sigma DP1 Quattro is still a rather slow camera that's...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Sigma dp1 Quattro Review


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

Price and availability. The Sigma dp1 Quattro ships from mid-October 2014, at a list price of about US$1,000.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (

Sigma DP1 Quattro review


The DP1 Quattro is a fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiasts who demand the best image quality in a reasonably portable form factor. Announced in September 2014, it's a unique camera in many respects, employing an unusually-shaped body, a fixed focal...

Crisp, colourful, unique-looking images ; Good quality fixed focal lens ; Small and light but solid body ; Clean and simple controls

Visible noise even at the lowest sensitivities ; No built-in viewfinder ; Unusually-shaped body can be hard to hold ; Some coloured fringing even with reduction enabled ; No exposures longer than 30 seconds ; No flash, movies, Wifi, peaking, or effects...

The Sigma DP1 Quattro is certainly a unique camera - in looks, features and output, it does things differently to any other camera I've tested. It sports an unusual body shape that attracts attention amongst photographers, yet actually becomes...

Nov, 2014

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