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In developing any product, SIGMA always has a primary objective in mind: fundamental performance that gives everyone the opportunity to take the perfect photograph. Offering breathtaking resolution, rich gradations and colors, and exceptional realism, the Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor is a symbol of this never-ending pursuit of excellence. It delivers image quality so distinctively intense that even the temperature, humidity, and scent of a scene seem to impress themselves upon the viewer. Presenting the ultimate digital camera experience, the new SIGMA sd Quattro series leverages the image quality of the Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor to build a complete system compatible with all SIGMA GLOBAL VISION high-performance interchangeable lenses. The sd Quattro series allows photographers to express themselves with even more freedom and precision. Believing that the lens is the key to the photograph, SIGMA has created a new camera for the true photographic artist that leverages the power of high-quality lenses. Test its performance with your own hands and eyes—and be amazed. 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 flter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artifcial 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.
Two new sd Quattro cameras
Designed for the artist who loves photography
Featuring the 39-megapixel-equivalent Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor, this camera optimally balances outstanding image quality with fundamental performance
Debuting in the new SIGMA dp Quattro series, the latest-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor delivers superior resolution and expressive power. An APS-C size sensor, it offers 39-megapixel-equivalent resolution in combination with an optimal file size and efficient image processing speed. With its balanced performance, the SIGMA sd Quattro series sets a new standard for high-end cameras that leverage the capabilities of outstanding interchangeable lenses.
Ultra-high resolution from an amazingly high-performance camera
The first camera to feature the newly developed APS-H size Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor—with incredible 51-megapixel-equivalent resolution
The SIGMA sd Quattro H features a Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: Quattro) in an allnew bigger APS-H size. It has all the image quality of the Foveon X3 direct image sensor with even more resolution. In fact, the SIGMA sd Quattro H offers 51-megapixel-equivalent resolution—the highest among sensor sizes smaller than full-frame. This is the camera for those looking for even higher resolution form SIGMA’s direct image technology.
The essence of photographic expression: fine lenses for a truly powerful system camera
The SIGMA GLOBAL VISION series of high-performances lenses comprises three distinct lines and concepts: Contemporary, Art, and Sports. SIGMA has developed each of the lenses in these three lines using the Foveon X3 direct image sensor to ensure their world-class optical performance. Offering the outstanding expression that photographers demand, the SIGMA sd Quattro series is a complete and powerful system compatible with these fne lenses.
The culmination of the SIGMA philosophy: “The lens is the key to the photograph”
Top-performing lenses developed using the highest - resolution image sensor
Since their introduction in 2012, the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION series of lenses has received an enthusiastic welcome from photographers around the world. In order to create these fne lenses, SIGMA revolutionized its production system and aimed to endow them with ultimate quality in every respect:
- Design: All lens designs are based on a stringent and comprehensive development concept.
- Manufacturing: All lenses are made in Japan using the most advanced production technologies.
- Assessment: Performance standards for each lens are carefully developed and stringently applied. For example, all lenses are tested with the A1* proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors.
*A1 = AIZU 1
A system that treats lenses as true assets
Optional SIGMA USB DOCK for customizing focus position and more Available Mount Conversion Service for growing and maintaining lens assets
SIGMA supports the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup with comprehensive products and services that help photographers get more value out of their fne lenses and enjoy using them over the long term. The SIGMA USB DOCK is a dedicated accessory for lenses in the Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines. Simply placing a lens in the DOCK and connecting it to a personal computer via a USB cable, photographers can use the exclusive SIGMA Optimization Pro software to update lens frmware and customize the focus position and other settings. Photographers can also select the autofocus speed and adjust the focus limiter and Optical Stabilizer (OS) function on lenses that have a custom mode switch. The Mount Conversion Service is available for all SIGMAL GLOBAL VISION lenses. For a fee, SIGMA will convert a lens mount to a mount for a different camera body. This service helps photographers use valuable lens assets for many years to come, unrestricted by their original choice of camera system.
Ultimate image quality. Ultimate camera.
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|Format||Interchangeable Lens SLR Type Digital Camera|
|Compatible Lenses||SIGMA SA mount interchangeable lenses (AF Operation on sd Quattro series)|
|Lens Mount||SIGMA SA bayonet mount|
|Angle of View||Equivalent to approx. 1.5 times the focal length of the lens (on 35mm cameras)||Equivalent to approx. 1.3 times the focal length of the lens (on 35mm cameras)|
|Image Sensor||Foveon X3 direct image sensor(CMOS)|
|Image Sensor Size||23.4×15.5mm (0.9in. ×0.6in. )||26.7×17.9mm (1.0in. ×0.7in. )|
|Number of Pixels||Effective Pixels: Approx. 29.5MP
T(Top): 5,440×3,616 / M(Middle): 2,720×1,808 /
Total Pixels: Approx. 33.2MP
|Effective Pixels: Approx. 38.6MP T(Top): 6,200×4,152 /
M(Middle): 3,100×2,076 / B(Bottom): 3,100×2,076
Total Pixels: Approx. 44.7MP
|Storage Media||SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Eye-Fi Card|
|File Format||Lossless compression RAW data (14-bit), DNG (No compression RAW Data 12-bit), JPEG (Exif2.3), RAW+JPEG|
|JPEG Image Quality||FINE, NORMAL, BASIC|
|Color Mode||11 types ( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Monochrome, Cinema*, Sunset Red*, Forest Green*, FOV Classic Blue*, FOV Classic Yellow* )*
*It is not possible to select the mode when it is set as DNG.
|Settings||12 types ( Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2, Custom 3 )|
|Type||Electronic viewfinder (approx. 2,360,000 dots color LCD monitor)|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||approx. 100%|
|Viewfinder Magnification||1.10x (-1m-1, 50mm F1.4 at infinity)||0.96x (-1m-1, 50mm F1.4 at infinity)|
|Eye point||approx. 21mm (–1m-1)|
|Diopter Adjustment Range||approx. -4m-1 to +2m-1|
|Auto Focus Type||Phase difference detection system + 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|
|AF Operating Range||EV -1~EV 18 (ISO100 F1.4)|
|Focus Mode||Single AF, Continuous AF (with AF motion prediction function), Manual|
|Focus Lock||AEL/AF lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway|
|Metering Systems||Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering|
|Metering Range||EV 0~EV 17 (50mm F1.4 ISO100)|
|Exposure Control System||(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-6400|
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV (in 1/3 stop increments)|
|AE Lock||AEL/AF lock button is pressed or shutter release button is pressed halfway|
|Auto Bracketing||Number of shots: 3, or 5 (Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure)|
|Shutter Type||Electronically Controlled Focal Plane Shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 – 30 sec., Bulb (With Extended Mode : Max. 2 min.)|
|External Flash Sync.||X-Sync (1/180)|
|Connectivity||Hot shoe (contact X synchronization at 1/180 sec. or less, with dedicated flash linking contact)|
|Type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|LCD Pixels||Approx. 1,620,000 dots|
|Electronic Level Display||Available|
|Reviewing Images||Single frame display, 9 frames multi display, Zoom, Slide Show|
|LCD Monitor Language||English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Russian / Dutch / Polish / Portuguese / Danish / Swedish / Norwegian / Finnish|
|Interfaces||USB (USB3.0, micro B), HDMI (Type C mini-pin HDMI connector), Remote|
|Power||Li-ion Battery BP-61, Battery Charger BC-61, AC adapter SAC-7 (optional) [DC connector CN-31, AC cable (supplied)]|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Dimensions||147mm/5.79″(W) × 95.1mm /3.74″(H) × 90.8mm/3.57″(D)||147mm/5.79″(W) × 95.1mm /3.74″(H) × 90.8mm/3.57″(D)|
|Weight||625g / 22oz. (without battery and card)||635g / 22.4oz. (without battery and card)|
|Operating Temperature||0 – +40°|
|sd Quattro Body||–|
|Accessories||Li-ion Battery Pack BP-61 / Battery Charger BC-61 / AC Cable of Battery Charger / USB Cable / Strap / Body Cap / Instruction Manual / Limited Warranty / Warranty Sticker|
|Optional Accessories||Power Grip PG-41 / Cable Release Switch CR-31 / Electronic Flash EF-630 / Li-ion Battery BP-61 / Battery Charger BC-61 (AC cable is supplied) / AC adapter SAC-7(optional)[DC connector CN-31, AC cable (supplied)]|