Sigma Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro front

Sigma Quattro overview

Sigma Quattro is Sigma's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on February of 2016. The camera includes a 29MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 5424 x 3616.

The Quattro places at #46 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all around #263 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Sigma Quattro Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sigma Quattro based on aspects that are often seen as crucial in a digital camera.

decent sensor size (APS-C)
environment proofing
exports RAW formats
fantastic sensor resolution (29MP)
good min ISO (100)
has manual focus
includes HDMI support
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
supports face detection focus
supports tracking autofocus
swap lenses (Sigma SA mount)
very good screen resolution (1,620 k dot)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
heavier than others in class (625 grams)
low quality video ( pixels)
missing external mic jack
missing headphone jack
missing Time Lapse mode
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
slow frames per second (3.8 frames per second)
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Sigma Quattro Sensor specs

The Sigma Quattro houses the Dual TRUE III processor. The sensor spec on the Sigma Quattro is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5424 x 3616 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor boasts 29MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW format is supported so the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the Quattro's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Quattro sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sigma Quattro dimensions

Sigma Quattro weighs 1.38 lb (625g or 22.05 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 147mm x 95mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454g and the Sigma Quattro is more heavy than its competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Sigma Quattro alongside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Sigma sd Quattro dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button arrangement on the Quattro.

Sigma sd Quattro topview buttons dials

Sigma Quattro Lens details

The Quattro works with the Sigma SA mount and has 77 lenses that you can buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the Quattro.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-28mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-A-Sigma-SA lensSigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A28mmf/1.40g
Sigma-800mm-F5.6-EX-DG-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM800mmf/5.6 4900g
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Sigma-120-400mm-F4.5-5.6-DG-OS-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM120-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1640g
Sigma-105mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Sigma-SA lensSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art105mmf/1.41645g
Sigma-18-250mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-OS-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM18-250mmf/3.5-6.3 628g
Sigma-300-800mm-F5.6-EX-DG-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM300-800mmf/5.6 5880g
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Sigma-150-600mm-F5-6.3-DG-OS-HSM-S-Sigma-SA lensSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S150-600mmf/5-6.3 2860g
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Sigma Quattro Connectivity

The Quattro has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer files and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.

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Sigma Quattro Video details

Sigma Quattro does not take video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a problem.

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Sigma Quattro Weather Sealing

Sigma Quattro comes with environment sealing which makes it a excellent candidate to use in tough locations. This can be especially helpful if you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.

Sigma Quattro Screen and Viewfinder

The Sigma Quattro includes a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 1,620k dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Sigma Quattro are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360k dots
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.73x

Viewfinders can be rather helpful in bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Sigma Quattro Shutter details

Sigma Quattro continuous shooting speed is 3.8 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Sigma Quattro Flash and Hot shoe details

Sigma Quattro boasts external flash ability but with missing in-built flash.

Sigma Quattro Autofocusing details

Sigma Quattro boasts both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact than Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.

The AF system includes 9 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking AF for moving things. Sigma Quattro features manual focusing in case it is needed in low light conditions or you need to have more exact focusing control.

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Sigma Quattro Battery life

The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 offers the highest (810) battery life in this range of cameras.

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Sigma Quattro for various forms of photography

The following graph provides a analysis of the Sigma Quattro for various forms of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Sigma Quattro as a Portrait photography camera

The Sigma Quattro receives a score of 81 which is superb, meaning that it is a excellent fit for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the capability to use off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
megapixel count great (29 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
saves RAW files

Sigma Quattro Street photography info

With a reasonable points tally of 59, the Sigma Quattro is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
heavier than others in class (625g)

Sigma Quattro Sports photography info

A above average sports photography score of 70 suggests the Sigma Quattro is a fine option for shooting sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent MP (29MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
comes with phase detect AF
max fps low (3.8 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization

Sigma Quattro Travel photography highlights

Size is extremely critical in buying a travel camera. In general, the Sigma Quattro gets a average 55 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably appropriate to purchase for your travels.

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weather proofing
fantastic MP (29 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (625 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly display

Sigma Quattro Landscape photography factors

If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will be image quality. The Sigma Quattro and it's nice grade of 72 for a landscape camera is a good choice compared to it's rivals.

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focusing manually
swap lenses (Sigma SA mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
megapixel count great (29 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
no image stabilization
missing Timelapse recording

Sigma Quattro Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sigma Quattro is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 22.

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offers face detection focusing
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low quality video ( pixels)
does not have external mic port
heavier than others in class (625g)

Sigma Quattro Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the Quattro, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced Mirrorless.

The graph listed below provides you a bird's eye view of the Quattro vs it's highest rated competitors shown above.

There are more cameras you might consider as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Sigma sd Quattro
Advanced Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
29 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
5424 x 3616
RAW support
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Sigma SA
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inch
Resolution of screen
1,620k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
3.8 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
625g (1.38 lb)
Physical dimensions
147 x 95 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Launch pricing