Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000

Sigma sd Quattro H front
Sony Alpha a6000 front

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Key Specs

Sigma Quattro H
(Full Review)
  • 45MP - APS-H Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sigma SA Mount
  • n/ag - 147 x 95 x 91mm
  • Announced February 2016
Sony A6000
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 344g - 120 x 67 x 45mm
  • Released April 2014
  • Replaced the Sony NEX-6
  • Updated by Sony A6300
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Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Sigma Quattro H and Sony A6000, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by companies Sigma and Sony. There exists a big gap among the sensor resolutions of the Quattro H (45MP) and A6000 (24MP) and the Quattro H (APS-H) and A6000 (APS-C) provide different sensor sizes.

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The Quattro H was launched 23 months later than the A6000 making them a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Quattro H scores against the A6000 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sigma Quattro H over the Sony A6000

 Quattro H A6000 
ReleasedFebruary 2016April 2014Fresher by 23 months
Display resolution1620k922kClearer display (+698k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A6000 over the Sigma Quattro H

 A6000 Quattro H 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Sigma Quattro H and Sony A6000

 Quattro H A6000 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sigma Quattro H has physical measurements of 147mm x 95mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) whilst the Sony A6000 has dimensions of 120mm x 67mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8") having a weight of 344 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have during that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Quattro H vs the A6000.

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Quattro H and A6000 is 78 and 85 respectively.

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 top view buttons comparison

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizing only by looking through a spec sheet. The graphic here might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the Quattro H and A6000.

As you can see, both of these cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Quattro H because of its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Sigma Quattro H will result in greater detail utilizing its extra 21 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics more aggressively. The newer Quattro H should have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 sensor size comparison

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma Quattro H as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A6000 as a Portrait photography camera
you can focus manually
high megapixels (45 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-H)
has face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
you can focus manually
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sigma Quattro H Street photography details
Sony A6000 Street photography details
nice sensor size (APS-H)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
screen tilts up and down
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than average (344g)
great ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sigma Quattro H Sports photography highlights
Sony A6000 Sports photography highlights
high megapixels (45MP)
nice sensor size (APS-H)
has tracking focus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.8 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sigma Quattro H
Travel photography with Sony A6000
environment proof
high megapixels (45 megapixels)
no Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lighter than average (344 grams)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sigma Quattro H
Landscape photography with Sony A6000
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sigma SA mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
high megapixels (45 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-H)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
lack of image stabilization
no Timelapse function
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma Quattro H Vlogging details
Sony A6000 Vlogging details
has face detect autofocus
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution ( resolution)
no microphone support
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (344g)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone support
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Sigma Quattro H vs Sony A6000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma Quattro H and Sony A6000
 Sigma sd Quattro HSony Alpha a6000
General Information
Manufacturer Sigma Sony
Model Sigma sd Quattro H Sony Alpha a6000
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2016-02-23 2014-04-23
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by Dual TRUE III Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS (Foveon X3) CMOS
Sensor size APS-H APS-C
Sensor measurements 26.6 x 17.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 476.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 45 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6200 x 4152 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 6400 25600
Max enhanced ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 179
Lens mount Sigma SA Sony E
Number of lenses 76 121
Crop factor 1.4 1.5
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,620 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.7x
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.8 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes no built-in flash Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
External flash
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/160s
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution - 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight - 344g (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 147 x 95 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6") 120 x 67 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 82
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.1
DXO Low light score not tested 1347
Battery life - 360 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model BP-61 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $1,134 $548