Sigma Quattro H

Sigma sd Quattro H front

Sigma Quattro H overview

Sigma Quattro H is Sigma's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally released on February of 2016. The camera houses a 45MP, CMOS (Foveon X3) APS-H sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6200 x 4152.

The Quattro H places at #33 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all-around #197 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom criteria.

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

Sigma Quattro H Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Sigma Quattro H based on criterias that are often viewed as necessary in a digital camera.

above average min ISO (100)
decent sensor size (APS-H)
great sensor resolution (45 megapixels)
has HDMI socket
has phase detect auto focus
provides face detection focus
provides tracking autofocus
saves RAW formats
screen has good resolution (1,620 thousand dots)
screen size is decent (3")
swap lenses (Sigma SA mount)
weather proofing
you can focus manually
continuous shooting slow (3.8 fps)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
missing external mic socket
missing headphone socket
missing Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low ( pixels)
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Sigma Quattro H Sensor specifications

The Sigma Quattro H is powered by the Dual TRUE III processor. The sensor size on the Sigma Quattro H is 26.6mm x 17.9mm (APS-H). The 476 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6200 x 4152 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor has 45 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.

The image below shows the Quattro H's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The Quattro H sensor has a crop factor of 1.4 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sigma Quattro H dimensions

Sigma Quattro H weighs 0.00 lb ( grams / 0.00 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 147mm x 95mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams and the Sigma Quattro H is lighter when compared to its rivals.

Photography Glossary

The following is a photo of the Sigma Quattro H besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Sigma sd Quattro H dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button design on the Quattro H.

Sigma sd Quattro H topview buttons dials

Sigma Quattro H Lens specifications

The Quattro H fits the Sigma SA mount and has 77 lenses on the market today. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Quattro H.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-120-300mm-F2.8-EX-DG-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM120-300mmf/2.8 2600g
Sigma-70mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-Sigma-SA lensSigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro70mmf/2.8 527g
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Sigma-70-200mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-HSM-II-Sigma-SA lensSigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II70-200mmf/2.8 1390g
Sigma-70-300mm-F4-5.6-DG-Macro-Sigma-SA lensSigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro70-300mmf/4.0-5.6 550g
Sigma-150mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM150mmf/2.9-2.8 895g
Sigma-18-35mm-F1.8-DC-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM18-35mmf/1.8 810g
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Sigma-50mm-F1.4-EX-DG-HSM-Sigma-SA lensSigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM50mmf/1.4 505g
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Sigma Quattro H Connectivity

The Quattro H has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer files and in some cases change settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.

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Sigma Quattro H Video specifications

Sigma Quattro H does not capture video. If you are searching for a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a concern.

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Sigma Quattro H Weather Sealing

Sigma Quattro H has got weather sealing making it a excellent option for use in tough climates. This can be especially helpful whenever you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.

Sigma Quattro H Screen and Viewfinder

The Sigma Quattro H is equipped with a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 1,620 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Sigma Quattro H are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x

For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be pretty useful.

Sigma Quattro H Shutter specifications

Sigma Quattro H continuous shooting speed is 3.8 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Sigma Quattro H Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Sigma Quattro H comes with external flash ability but does not include integrated flash.

Sigma Quattro H Autofocusing specifications

Sigma Quattro H comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.

The Sensor supports 9 focus points to pick from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Sigma Quattro H supports manual focusing if needed in low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.

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Sigma Quattro H Battery life

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

Listed below is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:

Sigma Quattro H for various kinds of photography

The following chart shows a summation of the Sigma Quattro H for various kinds of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Sigma Quattro H Portrait photography details

The Sigma Quattro H has a points tally of 83 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a excellent choice for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support together with the potential to work with off-camera lighting.

Photography Glossary
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is high (45 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats

Sigma Quattro H Street photography advice

Coming in at a above average points tally of 70, the Sigma Quattro H is a fine pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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sensor size is decent (APS-H)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
screen is fixed
no image stabilization

Sigma Quattro H Sports photography info

A above average sports photography score of 72 indicates the Sigma Quattro H is a fine pick for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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amazing MP (45MP)
good sensor size (APS-H)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
supports phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (3.8 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization

Sigma Quattro H Travel photography details

Weight is really important when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Sigma Quattro H gets a very good 65 as a travel camera which is a good fit to take on your trips.

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weather proof
excellent MP (45 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly

Sigma Quattro H as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sigma Quattro H with it's above average score of 75 for a landscape camera is a respectable pick among it's competitors.

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you can focus manually
change lenses (Sigma SA mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
MP count high (45MP)
nice sensor size (APS-H)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
does not have image stabilization
no Timelapse function

Sigma Quattro H Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sigma Quattro H is just not good for vlogging as it gets a horrible score of 26.

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comes with face detection focusing
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video quality not great ( pixels)
missing external microphone socket

Sigma Quattro H Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the Quattro H, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the class of Advanced Mirrorless.

The diagram listed below provides you a summary of the Quattro H vs it's highest scoring competitors suggested above.

These are various other cameras you may look into as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Sigma sd Quattro H
Advanced Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
26.6 x 17.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
45 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6200 x 4152
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Sigma SA
Amount of lenses
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
Resolution of screen
1,620 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
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
Slowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Physical dimensions
147 x 95 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Pricing at launch