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Sigma dp3 Quattro Digital Camera

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Sigma dp3 Quattro Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 29 MP Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Sensor
  • TRUE III Image Processing Engine
  • 50mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent: 75mm)
  • 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD Screen
The Sigma dp3 Quattro Digital Camera combines the 29 MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor with the TRUE III image processing engine to create high quality images with an equivalent resolution of 39 megapixels due to the unique sensor design. This method uses layers of pixels to capture the color data of the red, green, and blue spectra vertically, requiring no interpolation. This results in a sharper image with better color gradations.
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Sigma dp3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 229 MP Foveon X3 Quattro Direct CMOS Image Sensor & TRUE III Image Processing Engine
  • 350mm f/2.8 Prime Lens
  • 43.0" LCD Monitor
  • 5RAW Image Capture
  • 6Full Exposure Control
  • 7Auto and Manual Focusing
  • 8Color Modes

The Sigma dp3 Quattro Digital Camera combines the 29 MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor with the TRUE III image processing engine to create high quality images with an equivalent resolution of 39 megapixels due to the unique sensor design. This method uses layers of pixels to capture the color data of the red, green, and blue spectra vertically, requiring no interpolation. This results in a sharper image with better color gradations.

With this technology is a 50mm lens producing a 35mm equivalent focal length of 75mm; making it useful for portraits, weddings, concerts, or any situation where a medium telephoto can be applied. It has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, making it useful in low light and for providing separation of a subject from its background. Incorporating a Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and a glass mold aspherical lens, optical aberrations are minimized. Also, for composing and reviewing images, a 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD display is available on the back of the camera.

For low light shooting, the camera has an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 in 1/3 steps and it has P/S/A/M shooting modes for full control over your exposure. It even has RAW image capture at a max resolution of 5424 x 3616 for excellent editing capabilities. For focusing, there is contrast-detect autofocus or a manual focusing ring for your preference. And, the camera saves your images to an SDXC, SDHC, or SD card.

29 MP Foveon X3 Quattro Direct CMOS Image Sensor & TRUE III Image Processing Engine

The dp3 uses the APS-C-sized Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor which captures color information vertically as opposed to horizontally. This means that each pixel has extremely accurate color information, resulting in rich tones and smooth gradations. Also, since it captures color vertically, there is no need for color filters or a low-pass filter, further increasing image quality for resolution comparable to about 39 MP from Bayer array image sensors.

This camera utilizes the latest generation of this technology, named Quattro due to the 1:1:4 ratio of the pixel layers, with 20 MP on the top layer and 4.9 MP on each of the bottom two. This simultaneously reduces file size and increases resolution, making the camera faster and lowers the power consumption. This speed increase is also due to the third generation Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine, or TRUE III image processing engine. The processor is optimized for handling the complex image data recorded by the sensor and produces high quality imagery.

50mm f/2.8 Prime Lens

Equipped with a 50mm f/2.8 prime lens, this camera provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 75mm for medium-telephoto shooting. Its maximum aperture of f/2.8 contributes to good-quality results even in low-light conditions and can be used to create separation of a subject from its background.

3.0" LCD Monitor

The dp3 features a 3.0" TFT LCD display with 920,000 pixels for shooting and reviewing your images. This monitor is also where you can change settings for your shooting needs and preferences.

RAW Image Capture

Full 14-bit RAW images can be captured with data for every pixel included, meaning 5424 x 3616 on the top layer, and 2712 x 1808 on the subsequent two pixel layers. You can also shoot with JPEG and produce images with resolutions as high as 7680 x 3296.

Full Exposure Control

Program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, and full manual modes are included for complete control over the look of your photographs. This gives you access to the ISO settings from 100-6400 in 1/3 steps and a shutter speed from 1/2000 sec all the way to 30 seconds. Additionally, there is exposure compensation available from -3 to +3 EV.

Auto and Manual Focusing

Contrast-detect autofocus is available with 9-points Select Mode in addition to Free Move Mode and Face Detection AF. Also, the lens itself has a focusing ring for manual focusing.

Color Modes

The camera features 11 different color modes for a variety of effects, including Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, and Custom.
UPC: 085126931179

Sigma dp3 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 33 Megapixel
Effective: 29 Megapixel (5424 x 3616)
Sensor TypeAPS-C CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone
Lens
Focal Length50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focus RangeNormal
8.9" to Infinity / 22.6 cm to Infinity
Optical Design10 Elements in 8 Groups
Filter Size58 mm
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity100 to 6400
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 30 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution920,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
WirelessNone
GPSNo
Physical
Battery1 x BP-51 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.4 x 2.6 x 4" / 16.2 x 6.7 x 10.2 cm
Weight16.4 oz / 465 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.95 x 7.4 x 6.25"
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This camera has a very unique shape. What's up with that? I like it tho.
Asked by: Anonymous
I am amused by critics of the camera's shape who often favor heavier cameras that are as big and unwieldy as birthday cakes! They miss the profound ingeniousness of Sigma's design which allows greater stability when shooting without a tripod. By placing two hands farther apart than one does for other "point-and-shoot" cameras, one gets enhanced stability-- just as a smart tennis player places their feet farther apart when they want to improve their power and aim. I am not saying that this camera cannot be used with one hand, The right-side grip is very comfortable and allows this. However, to make the most of what this powerful camera is capable of, two hands are usually needed... when a tripod is not used.
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I notice the questions about 1 or 2 batteries included are dated-- does this DP3Q come with two batteries like my DP0 did? What's in the box says 1, but Sigma says 2.
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Two but I would advise to get one or two more.
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