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Sigma sd Quattro H Review - Specifications

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Sigma sd Quattro H Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels38.5Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6192
Pixels (H)4128
Sensor TypeFoveon X3 CMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-H
Sensor Size (width)26.7mm
Sensor Size (height)17.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 21:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1620000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest20sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2360K dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shootingNo Data
Movie modeNo
Video Resolution
    Video FPSNo Data
    Stereo SoundNo
    Optical Zoom with VideoNo
    Other Features
    Image StabilisationNo
    USBUSB 3
    Card Type
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
    File Type
    • RAW
    • JPG
    • RAW + JPG
    Power Source
    Battery TypeLithium-Ion BP-61
    Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
    Box Contents
    Box ContentsLi-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

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    Niknut Plus
    9 2.2k 77 United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2017 4:14PM
    Want one !!!!!!!!.........love the overall design & ergonomics, & a reasonable weight too !

    The image quality is amazing, though that gritty noise above 400iso isn't pleasant ??....but there again I rarely use higher than 200iso !

    So, kit of the body with say the 12-24 wide zoom lens, plus the 24-70 zoom amounts to just under 3000, & about 2.5kg,s in weight ????????????

    Ah well........a landscapers dream outfit ?.....but I couldn't justify the figures !.......Mmmmm, might have a blast on the Lottery ????.WinkGrinGrin

    Bet my computer would slow down handling the massive file sizes in RAW mode.......more expense ??Sad

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    altitude50 15 15.2k United Kingdom
    28 Jan 2017 11:43AM
    I also would like one. I have a Sigma SD15 which I use for infrared photography with the filter behind the lens mount removed. I also like the rendering of certain subjects with the Foveon sensor in colour mode.

    Thus I have three SA mount lenses, a 24mm a short zoom and a telephoto zoom, obviously these would make an excellent combination with the SD Quattro H, but unless i win the lottery I am not going to get one.


    josa 7 25 Czech Republic
    28 Jan 2017 3:07PM
    I'll wait for a new, normally shaped Quattro...
    Scottelly 6 35 United States
    28 Jan 2017 5:05PM
    I'm planning to get one in the next few weeks, when they become more available and I have the money saved. The big expense will be the lenses, but fortunately I will be able to sue the lenses on a Sony A6500, which I can use for shooting fast-moving subjects and video (even 4K video), which I plan to get in a few months, when the prices drop a bit. Of course I'll need the adapter to use those Art lenses on the Sony, which I will buy from Sigma.

    I am surprised that this review states that the SPP software is necessary, which it obviously isn't. The whole reason this new camera has a DNG mode is so people can process their "raw" files in other software, like Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and RawTherapee.

    One more comment I have is that SPP 6.5.0 works great on a 1 year old Mac Mini that I've been using, which has a 2.8 GHz dual-core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM - hardly a high-powered computer, and my experience is that the software is extremely reliable (never once has it crashed or caused anything on that computer to crash), and it seems to work just as fast as Sony Image Data Converter and Nikon ViewNX 2. The new GPU acceleration mode works well too, almost doubling the speed of processing batches of raw files from Sigma DP Quattro and SD Quattro cameras.
    Roc889 1
    8 Mar 2018 4:27PM
    Very interesting review, excellent Verdict. But poor choice of images. The Sigma does NOT correct for chromatic aberrations in-camera. It must be done in post via their Sigma PhotoPro raw processor. It is a real shame that you did NOT post the [RAW] X3F files for download. You did so on your review of the earlier Sigma Quattro and although the Sigma PhotoPro raw processor (v5.6.6 is a free download) is very slow (even on a Mac BookPro with 16GB RAM) usually taking about 10 seconds to process each change in settings, it was worth it. The files are AMAZING. Much higher quality than those of the full-frame Sony a7II or the M4/3 Olympus E-M-1, especially the color. The drawback of this camera seems to be the handling. Even the EVF is not great for manual focusing (from other reviews on YouTube). I owned both a DP1 and DP2 about ten years ago and the files look great. The handling on those cameras was, as the British say, “Rubbish.” And the edge image quality on this Sigma 35mm is poor until f/4. As the other poster said, DNGs look great and can be edited in Adobe Bridge CS6, which is another way of dealing with the noise of ISO 400.

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