Sigma DP2 Quattro
- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- No Video
- 45mm (F2.8) lens
- 395g - 161 x 67 x 82mm
- Introduced February 2014
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- Size Comparison
Sigma DP2 Quattro summary
Sigma DP2 Quattro is Sigma's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on February of 2014. It houses a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5424 x 3616.
The DP2 Quattro comes in at #50 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over all #385 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Sigma DP2 Quattro history
The Sigma DP2 Quattro comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can view all earlier and most recent models as well as important features.
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Sigma DP2 Quattro Gallery
You can see the DP2 Quattro from different angles in the gallery below.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sigma DP2 Quattro based on criterias which are often considered useful in a digital camera.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Sensor info
The Sigma DP2 Quattro houses the TRUE III engine processor chip. The sensor spec in the Sigma DP2 Quattro is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5424 x 3616 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor boasts 20MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the DP2 Quattro's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The DP2 Quattro sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sigma DP2 Quattro dimensions
Sigma DP2 Quattro weighs in at 0.87 lb (395g or 13.93 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 161mm x 67mm x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 392g so the Sigma DP2 Quattro is very much the same compared to various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Here is a picture of the Sigma DP2 Quattro alongside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button arrangement on the DP2 Quattro.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Lens info
The DP2 Quattro comes with a fixed lens and a constant focal length of 45mm which means you have no option to zoom.
At the widest 45mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 making it somewhat slow and not great in low light conditions and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You would also need to increase the ISO which results in noisy shots.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Connectivity
The DP2 Quattro has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Video info
Sigma DP2 Quattro doesn't capture video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a problem.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sigma DP2 Quattro so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Screen and Viewfinder
The Sigma DP2 Quattro is equipped with a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 920k dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details regarding Sigma DP2 Quattro are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Shutter info
Sigma DP2 Quattro has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Flash and Hot shoe info
Sigma DP2 Quattro boasts external flash support but is lacking inbuilt flash.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Autofocusing info
Sigma DP2 Quattro boasts just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which makes it helpful for taking portraits of people.
The AF system supports 9 focus points to select from. Sigma DP2 Quattro boasts manual focus in case it is needed for low light scenarios or you want more precise focus control.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Battery life
The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U offers the maximum (450) battery life for this kind of cameras.
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Sigma DP2 Quattro for varying styles of photography
The following graph presents a summary of the Sigma DP2 Quattro for varying styles of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
The Sigma DP2 Quattro receives a points tally of 78 which is awesome, meaning that it is a wonderful fit to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
Coming in at a nice points tally of 61, the Sigma DP2 Quattro is a good option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Sports photography features
A average sports photography points tally of 48 means the Sigma DP2 Quattro is relatively suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really crucial when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sigma DP2 Quattro gets a reasonable 54 as a travel camera which is reasonably adequate for your travels.
Landscape photography with Sigma DP2 Quattro
When you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Sigma DP2 Quattro with it's modest grade of 60 as a landscape camera is reasonably suited in the current marketplace.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Vlogging features
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sigma DP2 Quattro is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a subpar score of 9.
Sigma DP2 Quattro Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the DP2 Quattro, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The diagram followed below provides you an overview of the DP2 Quattro vs it's top ranking rivals shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.