Sigma DP3 Quattro

The Sigma DP3 Quattro incorporates a high performance 50mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR) lens, which is optimized for the Quattro sensor to maximize the sensor performance

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Sigma DP3 Quattro

The Sigma DP3 Quattro incorporates a high performance 50mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR) lens, which is optimized for the Quattro sensor to maximize the sensor performance, enabling sharp rendering performance from the maximum aperture. The lens offers enhanced macro functionality, making the camera perfect for quality macro shooting. When the dedicated conversion lens FT-1201 (optional) is attached to the front of the lens, it magnifies the focal length of the lens by 1.2 times. Unique and without peer among image sensors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional color film in that its multiple layers capture all of the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution, precise gradation, gorgeous color, breathtaking realism with a 3D feel. In other words, full-bodied image quality.

Simply Powerful

To deliver full-bodied image quality with all of its rich and colorful detail, we rethought and optimized every element of the camera, including the ultra-high-resolution sensor, the top-performance lens, and every component involved in motion and operation. Unchanged from the first generation is a key element of the specification, the fixed focal length lens, which we selected as the optimal way to deliver the highest possible level of image quality.

The DP3 is able to process high volumes of image data at a level similar to that of a high-end DSLR, and the shape, weight, layout, and other camera elements all come together in a compact body to deliver outstanding image quality. In addition, the dp offers superior handling and highly intuitive operation. In summary, these features allow the photographer to concentrate fully on photography itself, leveraging the camera’s potential to produce outstanding images.

In everyday life, the DP series lets photographers find unexpected opportunities for experiencing emotion and enjoying photography and personal expression in exciting new ways. It is an outwardly simple yet extremely powerful embodiment of Sigma’s philosophy of photography.

VCS Technology

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.

Newly Developed Sensor

The Sigma DP3 Quattro incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor.  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 high-speed for broad data processing required are achieved.

A conventional color sensor captures resolution information through green megapixels, which means the information it can contain is only 50% 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.

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 refinements, 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 final images. The result is high-definition, 3D-like photographs with outstandingly rich color detail.

Key Features

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 3.7 frames per second.

Magnesium Body

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

High performance 50mm F2.8 lens

The lens incorporates a Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and a glass mold aspherical lens to minimize every type of optical aberration. The superior telecentric optical design improves image quality throughout the frame and maximizes the sensor’s ability by passing on information about subjects to the sensor. . The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 22.6cm (8.9”) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3, which can offer quality macro shooting.

Specification

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.)

Maximum Magnification Shooting

1:3

Dimensions

161.4mm/6.4"(W), 67mm/2.6"(H), 101.8mm/4.0 "(D)

Weight

465g/ 16.4 oz. (without battery and memory card)

Image Sensor

Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)

Image Sensor Size

23.5×15.7mm

Color Photo Detectors

Effective Pixels: Approx.29MP

T (Top):5,424×3,616 / M (Middle):2,712×1,808 / B (Bottom):2,712×1,808

Total Pixels: Approx.33MP

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

Aspect Ratio

21:9,  16:9,  3:2,  4:3,  7.6,  1:1

Number of Recording Pixels

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]

SUPER-HIGH

7,680×3,296

 

HIGH

5,424×2,328

 

LOW

2,704×1,160

 

S-LO

1,920×816

[16:9]

SUPER-HIGH

7,680×4,320

 

HIGH

5,424×3,048

 

LOW

2,704×1,520

 

S-LO

1,920×1,080

[3:2]

SUPER-HIGH

7,680×5,120

 

HIGH

5,424×3,616

 

LOW

2,704×1,808

 

S-LO

1,920×1,280

[4:3]

SUPER-HIGH

6,816×5,120

 

HIGH

4,816×3,616

 

LOW

2,400×1,808

 

S-LO

1,696×1,280

[7:6]

SUPER-HIGH

6,352×5,120

 

HIGH

4,480×3,616

 

LOW

2,224×1,808

 

S-LO

1,584×1,280

[1:1]

SUPER-HIGH

5,120×5,120

 

HIGH

3,616×3,616

 

LOW

1,808×1,808

 

S-LO

1,280×1,280

 

ISO Sensitivity

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.

White Balance

10 types (Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom)

Color Mode

11 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)

Auto Focus Type

Contrast Detection Type

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 Focus

Focus Ring Type

Metering Systems

Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering

Exposure Control System

(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual

Exposure Compensation

±3EV (1/3 stop increments)

AE Lock

AE lock button

Auto Bracketing

Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure

Shutter Speed

1/2000* - 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer

LCD Monitor Type

TFT color LCD monitor

Monitor Size

3.0 inches

LCD Pixels

Approx. 920,000 Pixels

LCD Monitor Language

English/ Japanese/ German/ French/ Spanish/Italian/ Chinese (Simplified)/

Chinese (Traditional)/ Korean/ Russian/ Nederlands/ Polski/ Português/

Dansk/ Svenska/ Norsk/ Suomi

Interfaces

USB (USB2.0), Cable Release Switch

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℃)

Accessories

Lens Cap (on the camera) / Hot shoe cover (on the camera) / Strap / Li-ion Battery BP-51 (2 pieces) / Battery Charger BC-51 / Battery Charger Cable / USB Cable / Instruction Manual

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