Sigma sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sigma sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sigma sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 45MP APS-H Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Sensor
  • Dual TRUE III Imaging Processing Engine
  • Sigma SA Lens Mount
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.62m-Dot Main LCD & Sub Monitor
  • Phase & Contrast-Detect Hybrid AF System
  • Super-Fine Detail Exposure Mode
  • ISO 6400 and 3.8 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Quick Set Button; Lock Switch
  • Focus Peaking; Lossless Compressed Raw
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Sigma sd Quattro H overview

  • 1Description

Sigma is turning camera development on its head by developing a camera specifically to take full advantage of the Global Vision lens series with the release of the sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Sigma SA lens mount. This camera offers the utmost in resolution with a 44.8MP APS-H Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor that uses a unique stacked design to deliver full color information at every single pixel without interpolation. By using a 1:1:4 RGB pixel ratio with a layered design, this eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, the sd Quattro H can create 25.5MP lossless compressed raw images with a spatial resolution equivalent to, and with richer colors, than that of a 51MP Bayer sensor. These vast quantities of image data are handled quickly and efficiently thanks to a Dual TRUE III image processing engine. Additionally, the relatively unique APS-H size provides a 1.3x crop factor when compared to a full-frame 35mm sensor.

Image quality is the key advantage of the Foveon sensor, with the processing and available feature set allowing photographers to benefit as much as possible from the technology. Ensuring sharp imagery, this newly designed sensor has a hybrid phase- and contrast-detect autofocus system with nine selectable points. There is even focus peaking for shooters who prefer the precision of manual focus. Users will also be able to shoot at up to 3.8 fps in High quality and with a sensitivity reaching up to ISO 6400. Also, a Super-Fine Detail exposure mode is available which will take seven exposures and blend them into one exceptionally clean raw image file with a wide dynamic range.

Although optimized for lenses, the sd Quattro H still caters to the needs of photographers by offering a plethora of physical controls along with an integrated 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder for precise eye-level monitoring. Moving down the back of the camera, Sigma has also introduced a dual monitor system comprised of a 3.0" 1.62m-dot main LCD and a sub LCD screen that displays your basic exposure information and more for constant access to your critical settings. Other controls include a dedicated Quick Set button for bringing up the Quick Set Menu at a moment's notice and a lock switch to prevent accidental changes.

44.8MP APS-H Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Sensor & Dual TRUE III Processing Engine
At the heart of Sigma's digital imaging system there has always been a Foveon sensor. This 44.8MP APS-H format Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor represents the latest in this technology, offering outstanding resolution and rich color with smooth gradations and a wide dynamic range by using a layered pixel array. This system stacks the red, green, and blue pixels vertically with a 1:1:4 pixel ratio, allowing full color information to be collected at every photosite and a resolution equivalent to that of a 51MP Bayer array. Additionally, the top layer of blue pixels has a 25.5MP array, resulting in natural raw image data of 6192 x 4128 pixels.

Ensuring the vast amount of image data is handled efficiently and quickly, the sd Quattro H utilizes a Dual TRUE III image processing engine. This allows for continuous shooting rates of up to 3.8 fps in High quality for 10 frames as well as working sensitivities up to ISO 6400. It also enables features like the Super-Fine Detail mode, which takes seven unique exposures and blends them into one clean and detailed raw image with a wide dynamic range.
Sigma SA Lens System
Featuring Sigma's SA interchangeable lens mount, nearly every single one of their respected Global Vision series of lenses will be available for use with the sd Quattro H. This model features an APS-H size sensor which has a crop factor of approximately 1.3x, meaning that a 50mm lens will have the equivalent field of view of a 65mm lens on a full-frame sensor. Additionally, the lens mount has complete electronic communication, ensuring all functions and features, including autofocus, optical stabilization, and more work correctly.

Current owners of Sigma Global Vision lenses can take advantage of the company's Mount Conversion Service to have lenses converted for use on different mounts. This ensures that a large library of glass will never become obsolete in the event a user invests in a new camera system.
Dual LCD Monitors & Electronic Viewfinder
For composing images and reviewing settings, a bright 3.0" 1.62m-dot LCD is available on the back of the camera. Unique to the sd Quattro series is a sub monitor adjacent to the main LCD which provides constant access to your most critical settings, including aperture, shutter speed, and more. These screens are covered by the same sheet of protective glass for a seamless appearance. For users looking for a more natural eye-level shooting stance, the sd Quattro H is also equipped with a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder with a 1.09x magnification. A dedicated switch is available for quickly changing between the monitor, viewfinder, or an automatic switching setting.
Hybrid AF System
Equipped with both phase-detect and contrast-detect points, the sd Quattro H can capture moving subjects with ease and lock on in no time at all. The system has up to 9 selectable points as well as free move and face detection. Additionally, it has been optimized to function in a range of shooting conditions with an operating range of -1 to 18 EV.
Super-Fine Detail Exposure Mode
Maximizing the performance of the stellar Foveon sensor technology is the Super-Fine Detail exposure mode. This creates seven different exposures of the scene which are then blended into one raw file in X3I format. Combined with processing form the Sigma Photo Pro software, a photographer can work with image data that is super clean and with a wide dynamic range. This can greatly benefit studio and tripod-based work.
Body Design
Known for distinctive camera designs, Sigma's sd Quattro series sports a very unique design with a comfortable grip and physical controls designed for intuitive control. This includes a Quick Set button near the shutter that instantly brings up the Quick Set Menu for access to your most commonly used settings while continuing to look through the viewfinder. On the top of the body, in addition to two command dials, is a Lock switch that prevents accidental changing of settings. This can be further customized to lock only select buttons for ideal functionality. On the rear of the camera are several additional buttons all easily reachable by the right thumb, including the menu button, focus frame button, and AEL/AF button with lever.
Other Features
  • Low size continuous shooting can boost performance to 5.1 fps for up to 20 images.
  • With a 51MP equivalent resolution, the dp Quattro H has a setting which can produce Super-High size JPEG images of 8768 x 5840 pixels.
  • Focus peaking function puts a colored outline of white, black, red, or yellow around the in-focus subject matter for confirmation during manual focus.
  • Selectable aspect ratios of 21:9, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 1:1.
  • Supports the optional PG-41 Power Grip.
  • Auto exposure bracketing of 3 or 5 shots in 1/3 EV steps up to ±3 EV.
  • Remote terminal for using dedicated shutter releases.
  • Micro-USB 3.0 terminal for fast data transfer.
  • PC sync terminal for connecting to external flash or strobe units.
  • Accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and is compatible with Eye-Fi technology.
  • Supported Languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish.
UPC: 085126932145
In the Box
Sigma sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • BP-61 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • BC-61 Battery Charger with AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sigma sd Quattro H specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sigma SA
    Camera Format APS-H (1.3x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 45 Megapixel
    Effective: 44.8 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 25.5 MP: 6192 x 4128
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 26.6 x 17.9 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Image Stabilization None
    AV Recording
    Video Recording No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 9
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.09x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (1,620,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1/4000 - 30 Second , Bulb Mode
    Remote Control CR-31 Cable Release Switch (Optional)
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 17.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 3.8 fps at 25.5 MP for up to 10 Frames in Raw Format
    Up to 5.1 fps at 6.3 MP for up to 20 Frames in Raw Format
    Flash
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
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    Internal Memory None
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, Wired Remote Port
    Power
    Battery 1 x BP-61 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter SAC-7 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6" / 147.0 x 95.1 x 90.8 mm
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 7.8 x 5.5"

    Sigma sd Quattro H reviews

    sd Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First true mirrorless camera First true mirrorless with interchangeable lenses camera from Sigma! Large sensor, good dynamic range, focus peaking for great manual focus. Splendid images! Easy to configure, simple UI. SD cards! I had trouble with auto focus on the 28-70mm EX and 12-24mm DG HSM lenses. Most of the time I use manual focusing for great detail or bokeh. Autofocus can't guess (unless powered by AI) where my focusing choice is! You need two batteries, one charging and the other one in the camera, for uninterrupted shooting. I use the camera for landscape and portrait photography.
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Camera - Very high quality for the money For those of you who are considering going full frame the SD Q H offers a great alternative for those looking to shoot non-moving targets. The camera produces outstanding color images, reminiscent of color slides, deep saturated natural colors, but with a pop which will make you really like the out of camera images. The quality and handling of this camera is way above the price points, but it is NOT a general purpose cameras. Low light performance is poor in color, good in BW, it only takes Sigma lenses and these are expensive and big (heavy) to take advantage of the sensor's capabilities, and the camera is not as fast (large files come with the quality) as the standard Canon or Nikon offerings. If you are looking for a camera with high quality or a special Sigma camera look then this is worth considering. You can produce exhibition quality images from this camera, just requires time, care and you will be rewarded. For the patient photographer.
    Date published: 2017-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills Its Niche Very Well First thing to say is that this is not a general-purpose camera, though Sigma seems to promote its Foveon products that way. It's a studio camera, a portrait camera, a landscape camera, a camera that's happiest on a tripod, being used by a careful photographer to make photos of exceptionally high image quality. It's slow to work with. Batteries don't last long -- get two or three. Focus isn't quick. There's no image stabilization in the body. It doesn't do video. And above all, the usable ISO range is from 100 through 400. I've given it five stars because I'm rating it within those parameters. I've owned and used a number of Sigma Foveon cameras, both Merrills and Quattros, and learned to live with their limitations. By those standards, this Sigma (and presumably the APS-C SD Quattro) is a leap forward. The EVF is excellent, construction is rock-solid, controls are plentiful and well-placed, and the low-ISO image quality, which is the whole point, can't be equalled unless you're willing to spend at least three times as much. Another limitation: Sigma lenses. Luckily there are now some top-notch performers, and more coming. Because the sensor is (somewhat) larger than APS-C (multiplier 1.34 rather than 1.5), I've begun with two DG (full-frame) lenses, the 24-35/2 zoom and the 105/2.8 OS macro. (If you want image stabilization, you need an OS lens.) Those are both very solid, very HEAVY, very fine optics. Because they're full-frame, the Quattro H sensor sits well inside their coverage circle, where resolution is best. You'll find technical specs for the camera and lenses elsewhere. I'll limit my review to emphasizing that the SD Quattro H does what I hoped it would do WITHIN ITS NICHE. I've worked with 4x5 studio and field cameras and in film days with a heavy Contax and Zeiss lenses, and compared to kit like that this one is a treat. But for most of my work it sits on a tripod. For candid, handheld photography I use a Micro 4/3 system. So think it through. If you need the image quality, and can live with careful, deliberate work flow, this camera delivers.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graet IQ This is a great camera, I have matched this camera with the 12-24mm., FF lens and all other Sigma lenses. Sharp,great AWB, good buffer and Great out of camera JPEG, equal to the Fuji ooc jpeg.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best� image for Sigma Quattro H is a mirrorless intercha SD Quattro H is the best camera Sigma has ever built and it's deliver a impressive resolution and detail, with� Comfortable ergonomics andsStraightforward user interface. This camera Excellent build with quality. I love this camea
    Date published: 2017-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great B&W camera The primary reason I purchased this camera was for B&W pictures. Here is a sample taken very late at night. SIgma 35MM art lens. ISO 100, F8, and 5 second exposure time. This is the JPEG - no post processing. I will add additional reviews as I test more capabilities.
    Date published: 2017-07-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing performance This camera and lens are built like a tank. Beautiful construction and qualty. I really wanted to like this unit with the high resolution and unique image characteristics. But post processing was its undoing for me. One has to use The Sigma processing and it is slow and uncomfortable after being so used to Photoshop. For the person willing to put in the time this camera is a steal.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Really APS-H Sigma sdQ: 23.4 x 15.5mm Sigma sdQ-H: 26.7 x 17.9mm APS-C 1.5x crop: 23.6 x 15.7mm APS-H (Canon) 1.3x crop: 28.7 x 19mm It's really about halfway between the current sdQ and Canon APS-H.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
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