Review - The Sigma dp3 Quattro - For the color connoisseur

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Review - The Sigma dp3 Quattro - For the color connoisseur
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I made a quick video review as well containing lots of samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvpGrmNwqDU

The design is different and it has grown on me over time.

Why?

Im a Foveon fan. Simple as that.
I like what I get from my Sigma cameras. Modern once like this as well as my old dp1 classic. The colors and tones are just where I want them.

The reason to get specifically the dp3q was the focal length and the super crisp images that the Quattro sensor produces.
The colors are so nice. I just ad some contrast, no filters or presets.
I shoot mostly premium compact cameras these days. So this is like buying a short tele lens.
(I have also ordered the tele converter)

Impressions

Pros

  • Build quality is excellent
  • Its light
  • The lens is awesome
  • Images are so freaking detailed
  • Macro!

Cons

  • Some buttons are oddly placed
  • No EVF
  • Low ISO

Conclussion

I like this camera a lot and have no trouble recommending it if:

  • You shoot primarily compacts and want another focal length.
  • You are primarily a film shooter that wants a digital option.
  • You enjoy Sigma Foveon

Don't buy it if:

  • You shoot fast action.
  • You shoot in the dark.
  • You are in a hurry.

Samples

Colors from the camera. Only luma adjustments.

Macro is nice.

Pushed shadows and highlights brought back.

Sigma dp3 Quattro
20 megapixels • 3 screen • 75 mm
Announced: Feb 10, 2014
Lobbamobba's score
4.0
Average community score
3.7
bad for good for
Kids / pets
good
Action / sports
acceptable
Landscapes / scenery
good
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
mediocre
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
excellent
= community average
Sigma DP1 Sigma dp3 Quattro
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