This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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Leveraging the light absorption characteristics of silicon, the sensor comprises three layers of photodiodes, each at a different depth within the silicon and each corresponding to a different RGB color. Since it is the only sensor to use this superior vertical color separation technology, it is also the world’s only direct image sensor. The Foveon direct image sensor captures color vertically, recording hue, value, and chroma accurately and completely for each pixel, enabling the expression of rich gradation and tone. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors. The data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete with light and color information for every single pixel.

This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: “Quattro”). The new sensor structure features a pixel ratio of 1:1:4 from the bottom, middle to top layer. The Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor is able to detect a broad range of light wavelengths. While the top layer captures both brightness and color information, the middle and bottom layers with their larger surface area capture color information only. During the image data processing stage, the brightness data captured in the top layer is applied to the top, middle, and bottom layers, resulting in brightness and color data for each individual pixel. Retaining the principle of the three-layer structure where colors are divided vertically, by applying the brightness data captured in the top layer to the layers below, high resolution and highspeed for broad data processing required are achieved.

Equivalent to 39 megapixel high resolution

A conventional color sensor captures resolution information through green megapixels, which means the information it can contain is only 50{a85d0d947998bd8b1b3f988fbc98eccd45f806e38d75dfa20c8c560f6f1da76e} of the whole pixels. On the other hand, the new Quattro sensor captures resolution information with the whole top layer. It holds twice as much resolution compared to conventional color sensors. 19.6 megapixel resolution information of the top layer achieves high resolution equivalent to 39 megapixels.

TRUE III image processing engine

The new dp series cameras feature the newly developed TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) III. This image processing engine has evolved in pace with our Foveon direct image sensor and incorporates all of the image processing expertise we have developed over the years. Thanks to new refnements, it is the ideal engine for processing the rich and complex image data produced by the new-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor. Our proprietary algorithm makes possible ultrafast processing of an immense volume of image data without any deterioration of the fnal images. The result is high-defnition, 3D-like photographs with outstandingly rich color detail.

High performance 14mm F4 lens

The lens incorporates a high performance 14mm F4 lens and features 4 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite and 2 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration. By incorporating 2 aspherical lenses, including a wide double-sided aspherical lens, distortion is reduced to less than 1{a85d0d947998bd8b1b3f988fbc98eccd45f806e38d75dfa20c8c560f6f1da76e} when shot at infnity, maximizing the lens performance to achieve excellent and sharp rendering performance from the widest aperture. The lens is equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm SLR which enables a wide angle of view of 91 degrees and depth of feld that are ideal for super wide angle photographic expressions.

Magnesium Body

A solid and lightweight magnesium alloy is incorporated to the part of exterior. With rigidity and strength, the body is highly reliable and superior as a tool for photography.

Quick Set Menu

The Quick Set (QS) Menu which consists of the 8 most commonly used functions such as ISO and White Balance can be easily displayed by pressing the QS button. Using the Selector, the Front Dial and the Rear Dial, change of the settings can be made in no time. It allows photographers to change the menu content and the order depending on their preferences.

Auto Focus

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro features “9 point select mode” which can select the desires focusing point from 9 different frames and “Free move mode” which can move the desired point as you like. “Face Detection AF” prioritizes focus on the face of the subject when detected by the sensor. Moreover “AF Limit Mode” which adjusts the range of auto focusing and “Shutter Priority AF” which offers faster focus adjustment by stopping the live view can be selected to increase the speed of the auto focusing. By selecting “AF+MF mode”, the focus can be adjusted manually after verifying the AF by rotating the focus ring. The SIGMA dp3 Quattro has an AF auxiliary light inside, which enables auto focus shooting in a low light environment.

Large, highly visible 3.0” TFT color LCD Monitor

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro features a 3.0 inch TFT color monitor which ensures great visibility even outside in the daytime. This approximately 920,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor benefits from a wide viewing angle, making it easy to capture detail and to check focusing and composition.

Hot Shoe

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro is equipped with a hot shoe, allowing use of the dedicated view finder VF-51 (optional)  as well as SIGMA electronic flashguns for SD series such as EF-610 DG Super (optional) and EF-610 DG ST (optional).

LCD View Finder LVF-01 (Optional)

By attaching it to the LCD display of the dp Quattro cameras, the LCD viewfinder cuts off outside light. It magnifies the LCD display 2.5 times and allows photographers to check the focusing more easily. It is exclusively designed for Quattro series and achieves clear visibility by incorporating a high performance lens and coating. Similar to the viewfinder of a DSLR, it is possible to hold it stably, thus reducing camera shake, and look at the detail of the image. Its diopter adjustment range is from -2 to +1.00.
* The magnification ratio was calculated based on the standard ratio measurement for a loupe.

Manual Focus

Manual Focus is available for use when autofocus or focus lock is not desired. It is possible to use the focus ring for focusing just like an SLR camera. It is also possible to magnify the display to ensure precise focusing.

14-bit RAW data

RAW data records information of light captured by the Quattro sensor. 14-bit (16384 tones) signal processing is incorporated when the analog output signal is transformed to a digital signal, achieving photography data with excellent tones and smooth gradation of subjects. RAW data incorporates lossless compression that prevents data from degradation. By processing images using SIGMA Photo Pro, it is possible to create images with natural balance like no other.

SUPER HIGH size with 39 megapixel high resolution

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro has High size and Low size to select from depending on the purpose of the photography. High size gets the best performance out of the image sensor both with RAW data and JPEG and Low size focuses more on the number of images that can be recorded. With both of the sizes, simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG is possible. Moreover, for JPEG, SUPER HIGH that is suitable for larger prints can be selected to accommodate photographers’ various needs.

Capable of 7 frames continuous shooting

A large volume buffer memory enables the camera to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode in High size. Using high speed data transfer and processing, the SIGMA dp3 Quattro features a continuous shooting speed of up to 3.5 frames per second. In addition, depending on the situation, it is possible to capture up to 4.5 frames per second and up to 14 images per sequence in continuous shooting mode in Low size..

Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio of 3:2 is set as standard however 6 different aspect ratios are available including 1:1 and 21:9, similar to those of wide screens used in cinemas, as well as 7:6, similar to those of 6×7 cameras, depending on your photography needs. When shooting with an aspect ratio other than 3:2, the frame can be selected from displaying it in black or semi-transparent. By making it semi-transparent, it is possible to use it as a sports finder which allows users to check the surrounding areas of the image. Images recorded as RAW format can be changed to different ratios in SIGMA Photo Pro.

Electric Level

An electric level that is useful in determining composition can be displayed. The camera’s horizontal and vertical directions are displayed while shooting.

10 White Balance options

In addition to the Auto (Default) option that allows the camera to automatically determine the appropriate white balance adjustments, Auto (Lighting Source Priority) option is incorporated. This option allows the camera to adjust white balance while valuing the color and atmosphere of light source. 10 options are available and it is also possible to adjust white balance based on the image incorporated, and to set the amount of color temperature (Kelvin). Moreover, each white balance mode can be fine-tuned, enabling detailed correction of white balance and creative work with a filter effect.

More preset Color Mode options

Color Mode can adjust rendering and contrast to best suit each photography scene. With the SIGMA dp3 Quattro, 4 preset Color Modes are added including “Cinema”, which reduces saturation and emphasizes shadows to recreate an image like in a cinema and “Sunset Red” which emphasizes red color rendering, and expresses the scenes, such as sunsets, more impressively. True artistic expression has become easier than ever.

Monochrome options

With Filtering Effect contrast can be changed as if the images are taken using a color filter for black and white photography, and with Toning Effect color tones can be adjusted according to preferences such as WARM, COLD and SEPIA, so that photographers can create more impressive image of subjects.

Overexposure Correction

Blown-out highlights caused by overexposure can be corrected, based on the gradation information obtained through the arrangement of pixels on the sensor, to minimize loss of detail. In addition, by utilizing that gradation information, it is possible to expand the dynamic range while processing RAW files.

ISO Sensitivity can be set by 1/3 Step

ISO sensitivity can be set from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. By setting the range to 1/3 EV steps from the default 1 EV steps, it is possible to set the sensitivity to ISO 125 or ISO 160. ISO AUTO, where the camera automatically sets the ISO sensitivity according to brightness of the shooting environment, enables you to set the upper limit and lower limit depending on your shooting style.

Exclusive Sigma Photo Pro software

SIGMA Photo Pro software makes possible to process RAW data instinctively. With an easy operation like moving sliders left and right while looking at the photographed image, your desired expression can be achieved. By changing modes, this software helps produce the stunning tones and gradation for which the Foveon X3 Quattro sensor is famed. In addition, the software also makes possible monochrome photographs of impressive depth.

SD card

The SIGMA dp3 Quattro adopts the SD Card (SD, SDHC, SDXC compatible) which is compact and easy to carry. Moreover, since it is compatible with SDHC and SDXC’s UHS-I standard, large volume data can also be recorded with high speed.

Dedicated lens hood

The dedicated bayonet lens hood LH4-01 (optional) can be attached to block out extraneous light. Moreover, the extension hood can also be added to ensure an even greater shading effect.

Dedicated Cable Release

The dedicated cable release (CR-31) (optional) allows release of the shutter without touching the camera by connecting it to the camera’s USB terminal. It is useful when releasing the shutter from a distance or with a slow shutter speed, as well as to prevent image blur.

Copyright information can be attached

“Photographer” and “Copyright” information can be saved in the Exif data when shooting. Respectively, it is possible to enter up to 48 single-byte characters and symbols each in “Photographer” and “Copyright”. The attached information can be checked on the Copyright Information screen and in the “Image Information Window” in SIGMA Photo Pro and other software compatible with Exif data.

This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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Specifications

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 23.5×15.7mm
Number of Pixels Effective Pixels: Approx.29MP T (Top):5,424×3,616 / M (Middle):2,712×1,808 / B (Bottom):2,712×1,808
Aspect Ratio 21:9, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1
Recording System
Storage Media SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
File Format Lossless compression RAW data (14-bit), JPEG (Exif2.3), RAW+JPEG
JPEG Image Quality FINE, NORMAL, BASIC
Color Mode 11 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)
File Size
RAW
HIGH T:5,424×3,616 / M:2,712×1,808 / B:2,712×1,808
LOW T:2,704×1,808 / M:2,704×1,808 / B:2,704×1,808

 

JPEG
[21:9] S-HI 7,680×3,296
HIGH 5,424×2,328
LOW 2,704×1,160
[16:9] S-HI 7,680×4,320
HIGH 5,424×3,048
LOW 2,704×1,520
[3:2] S-HI 7,680×5,120
HIGH 5,424×3,616
LOW 2,704×1,808
[4:3] S-HI 6,816×5,120
HIGH 4,816×3,616
LOW 2,400×1,808
[7:6] S-HI 6,352×5,120
HIGH 4,480×3,616
LOW 2,224×1,808
[1:1] S-HI 5,120×5,120
HIGH 3,616×3,616
LOW 1,808×1,808
White Balance
Settings 10 types (Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom)
Autofocus
Auto Focus Type Contrast detection system
AF Point 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.) Face Detection AF mode
Focus Lock Shutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
Manual Lock Focus Ring Type
Exposure Control
Metering Systems Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System ISO100-ISO6400 (1/3 steps for appropriate sensitivity), AUTO: High limit, low limit setting is possible between ISO100~ISO6400. When using with flash, it changes depending on the low limit setting.
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV (in 1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button
Auto Bracketing Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
Shutter
Shutter Type 1/2000* – 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer
Lens
Focal Length 50mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length Approx.75mm
Lens F number F2.8~F16
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7 Blades
Lens Construction 10 Elements in 8 Groups
Shooting Range 22.6cm~∞, LIMIT Mode (It is possible to choose Macro, Portrait and Scenery.)
Filter thread 58mm
Maximum Magnification Shooting 1:3
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size 3.0”
LCD Pixels Approx. 920,000 dots
Coverage 100{a85d0d947998bd8b1b3f988fbc98eccd45f806e38d75dfa20c8c560f6f1da76e}
Electronic Level Display Available
Menu
LCD Monitor Language English/ Japanese/ German/ French/ Spanish/Italian/ Chinese (Simplified)/ Chinese (Traditional)/ Korean/ Russian/ Nederlands/ Polski/ Português/ Dansk/ Svenska/ Norsk/ Suomi
Power Source
Power Li-ion Battery Pack BP-51, Battery Charger BC-51, AC Adapter SAC-6 (with DC Connector CN-21) (Optional)
Battery Life Approx. 200 (+25°C)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 161.4mm/6.4″(W), 67mm/2.6″(H), 101.8mm/4.0″(D)
Weight 465g/16.4oz (without battery and memory card)
Accessories
Accessories Lens Cap (Supplied) / Lens Hood LH5-01 (Supplied) / Hot shoe cover (Supplied) / Strap / Li-ion Battery BP-51 (2 pieces) / Battery Charger BC-51 / Battery Charger Cable / USB Cable / Instruction Manual *Only for dp0 Quattro

The appearance and specifications are subject to change without a notice.

This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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In the news

…the images that the DP3 Quattro produces are simply outstanding, by far the best images that we’ve seen from a mere compact camera and even rivalling a high-end DSLR with an equivalent and expensive prime lens. The Foveon X3 Quattro sensor…and the prime 50mm lens deliver stunningly sharp, high-resolution images that are better even than the previous DP3 Merrill. Chromatic aberrations are once again non-existent on the DP3 Quattro, testament to the excellent prime lens, and the fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 is very welcome. …you won’t be disappointed by the breath-taking images that the Sigma DP3 Quattro is capable of.

Billed as a macro, the real strength of the dp3 is as a portrait camera – the lens is flawless.
Improvements in colour balance and high ISO rendering for in-camera JPEG mean the dp3 Quattro is easy to use as a quick snapshot camera, moving the emphasis away from Sigma Photo Pro to see the quality of capture.
Once the results have been seen, going back to bayer could be a very disappointing experience.

This medium telephoto lens camera (equivalent to 75mm on a 35mm camera) emphasizes the presence of the subject and offers an outstanding crop effect

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Accessories

Hood Extension for dp3 Quatrro

Part No. AH7001

£24.99

Hood Set for dp3 Quatrro

Part No. #BW001

£39.99

Hard Case HC-21 For dp Quattro Cameras

Part No. CS0180

£59.99

Rear Cap LCR-580A For FT-1201 Conversion Lens

Part No. 900AM4

£5.99

Soft Case For EF-140S SA-STTL Electronic Flash

Part No. CS0177

£10.99

USB Cable For dp Quattro

USB Cable AW8000 supplied with the dp Quattro cameras and FD-11. Available to order as a replacement

Part No. AW8000

£9.99

LCD View Finder LVF-01 For dp Quattro

By attaching it to the dp Quattro camera’s LCD display, the LCD Viewfinder cuts off outside light and magnifies the LCD display by 2.5 times to allow photographers to check the focusing more easily. LCD Viewfinder LVF-01 incorporates a high performance lens and coating, ensuring clear and crisp visibility. Similar to using a viewfinder of a DSLR, holding the viewfinder to your eye allows more stable handling, thus reducing camera shake, and enables the photographer to see more detail in the image. LCD Viewfinder LVF-01 incorporates a diopter adjustment with a range from -2 to +1.

UPC Code:0085126-931209

Specifications:

Magnification:2.5×
Diopter Scale:-2.0 ~ +1.0dpt
Eyepoint:20mm
Dimension:81.5(W)×70.9(H)×132.6mm(D)
Weight:260g
Supplied Accessories:Pouch and Eyepiece cap

Part No. AL1900

£179.99

BP-51 Li-ion Battery For dp Quattro

Dedicated Li-ion battery, supplied with the SIGMA dp Quattro

Part No. D00045

£19.99

Lens Hood for dp1, dp2 and dp3 Quattro

Part No. AH6001

£19.99

Lens Hood for dp1, dp2 and dp3 Quatrro

This long extension hood is for Sigma dp3 Quattro and fits onto lens hood LH4-01

Part No. AH6001

£19.99

EF-140S SA-STTL Electronic Flash For dp Quattro

This compact design flashgun has a maximum Guide Number of 14 (ISO100 / m).

For use with the DP Merrill & Quattro Digital Camera’s.

Part No. F41940

£59.99

Conversion Lens 1.2X FT-1201 For dp3 Quattro

Part No. AM4900

£149.99

Camera Bag CB-31 for dp Quattro

The camera bag dedicated for the SIGMA dp Quattro is a single shoulder type and convenient for carrying the camera. It can store three dp Quattro cameras. The bottom of the bag is designed to fit comfortably to your body when carrying. This compact and light-weight bag also has pockets for accessories such as batteries and flashguns

Part No. CS0222

£79.99

CR-31 Cable release for dp & sd Quattro

This cable release allows shutter release without touching the camera. It is useful when attaching the camera to a tripod, and releasing the shutter from a distance, or slow shutter. (Cable length: Approximately 1m)

Part No. AR7900

£29.99

Bracket For LVF-01

UPC Code : 00-85126-931452

Part No. ALB900

£59.99

BC-51 Battery Charger For dp Quattro

The dedicated Li-ion battery “BP-51” is supplied with the SIGMA dp1 Quattro.
* AC cable varies depending on the country. Please use a suitable AC cable.

UPC Code : 00-85126-93041-7

Part No. D00047

£19.99

Base Grip BG-11 For dp Quattro

When it is attached to the screw hole on the bottom surface of the camera, it allows handgrip-style of shooting. It is compact and convenient and therefore very easy to carry. The bottom part of the Base Grip BG-11 has a screw hole so that it can attach directly to a tripod.

UPC Code : 00-85126-931445

Part No. AG1900

£39.99

SAC-6 AC Adapter For dp Quattro

It is possible to power the SIGMA dp1 Quattro from a wall outlet using the provided AC Adapter (SAC-6). This helps when using your camera for an extended period of time or connecting the camera to a computer. AC Adapter SAC-6 is used together with DC connector CN-21. DC connector CN-21 is supplied with AC Adapter SAC-6.

For use with DP Quattro Digital Cameras

UPC Code : 00-85126-93030-1

Part No. EYA042

£29.99