dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

New Sensor, New Lens, New Vision
Portrait, Family
  • Newly designed fixed 19mm 2.8 lens
  • Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor
  • Improved optics, ISO performance, battery life, image processing and design
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Price: $999.00
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Redesigned in every aspect, including the sensor, engine, lens and body, the dp Quattro Compact Camera series embodies Sigma’s philosophy of creating cameras that produce works of art. The dp1 is the second camera in the new Quattro series to be released, with the dp2 currently available and the dp3 Quattro to follow. The dp1 is stocked with a fixed and newly designed 19mm 2.8 standard lens designed specifically and lined up perfectly with its new Foveon X3 Quattro sensor to create exceptional images. Renowned for unmatched image quality, the Foveon image sensor is Sigma’s proprietary technology which captures transmitted light in a vertical 3 layer sensor with dedicated layers to Red, Green and Blue. The only one of its kind, the Foveon sensor produces full bodied images, rich in tone, gradation, and texture with a 3D feel to them. The new Foveon X3 Quattro offers an even higher level of image purity with an increase in resolution to the previous Foveon sensor, sure to bring about new experiences in your photography. The dp2 Quattro was designed and created for true artistic endeavors and also touts improved processing speed, autofocus performance, battery life and better high ISO capabilities than its Merrill predecessors.

A Cold Spring in the Rhone Valley

Michael Domaradzki

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/40 F8 160

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Standing on top of the Pilat Mountain the view is ever changing and always amazing. Here the weather is wild and today is no exception.

Beauty and the Beast


Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/500 F8 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

The Rhone Valley in France is a mix of natural beauty and heavy industry. Sometimes, when the sun shines in just the right way it is almost forgivable...

East Coast Sunrise


Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/200 F7.1 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

A typical autumn sunrise on Australia's East Coast.

Silver Spirit

Michael Domaradzki

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/125 F10 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

High coastal winds and a long red dress as well as a willing partner brings forth images iconic in stature.



Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/500 F4.5 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Outdoor portraiture using the quattro dp1 becomes a rewarding experience. A hand held shot on the edge of a cliff yields a pleasant surprise in definition and quality.

Stark Behemoth

Michael Domaradzki

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/500 F2.8 800

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Shot while waiting for a connecting flight at Dubai Airport. A cavernous beehive of activity in the middle of the desert.

Pike Market

Kip Miller

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN | A 1/250 f5.6 400

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Pike Street Farmers market color and activity.

Bob and Caley

Stuart Ross

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN 1/250 F8 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Happy brothers Bob nad Caley love this walk on the slopes above Roy Bridge

Charging The i3

Albert Santoso

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN .1/500 f/8 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

While waiting for the car to charge, others left, leaving my car alone. So I took the camera out, shot at -0.7.



Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/250 f/2.8 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

One restroom in my house have this nice soft light that around 11am casted nicely in. I'm not one for selfie, but since I'm testing this dp1 Quattro, why not? :)

Garlic Noodle with Tofu

Albert Santoso

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/50 f/4 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

I carry a camera with me every day and lately it's been the dp1 Quattro. While it has an intermittent sensor, 1 of 5 photo would turn great... it's really worth the effort, like this photo.

Movie Night

Albert Santoso

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/30 f/4 500

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Another evening walking with a camera, this time thought I tested the dp1 Quattro's 'higher' ISO capability. Not bad at all, as long as I limit it to 400-500 and raise the exposure in post process.

Sunset Ride

Albert Santoso

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/640 f/4.5 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Riding a bicycle after work, of course with a camera on me. The dp1 Quattro renders the backlight pretty well with nice tonal range.

Sunset Ride 2

Albert Santoso

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 1/250 f/4.5 100

dp1 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

This 2nd time, I thought I try a darker photo. The camera holds the details well. I love how subtle they are yet still visible.

Tech Specs


 dp2 Quattro
Focal Length19mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

Approx 28mm
Lens F numberF2.8-16
Number of Diaphragm Blades9 Blades
Lens Construction8 Elements in 6 Groups
Shooting Range

LIMIT Mode (For Macro, Portrait and Scenery)

Maximum Magnification Shooting1:8.3
Dimensions161.4mm/6.4"(W), 67mm/2.6"(H), 87.1mm/3.4"(D) 
Weight425g/15.0 oz. (without battery or memory card)


Image SensorFoveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size23.5x15.7mm
Color Photo Detectors

Effective Pixels: Approx 29MP

T(Top): 5424x3616/ M(Middle): 2712x1808/ B(Bottom): 2712x1808

Total Pixels: Appprox 33MP

Storage MediaSD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
File FormatLossless compression RAW data (14-bit), JPEG (EXIF2.3), RAW+JPEG
Aspect Ratio21:9、16:9、3:2、4:3、1:1
Number of Recording PixelsRAWHIGHT:5,424×3,616 / M:2,712×1,808 / B:2,712×1,808
LOWT: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
 JPEG [16:9]  SUPER-HIGH  7,680×4,320
HIGH  5,424×3,048
LOW  2,704×1,520
JPEG [3:2]   SUPER-HIGH  7,680×5,120
HIGH  5,424×3,616
LOW  2,704×1,808
JPEG [4:3]SUPER-HIGH  6,816×5,120
JPEG [1:1]SUPER-HIGH5,120×5,120
ISO SensitivityISO100~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 Balance10 types (Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode11 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)
Auto Focus TypeContrast Detection Type
AF Point9 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 LockShutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
Manual FocusFocus Ring Type
Metering SystemsEvaluative 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 LockAE lock button
Auto BracketingAppropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
Shutter speed1/2000* - 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer
LCD Monitor TypeTFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size3.0 inches
LCD PixelsApprox. 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
Battery LifeApprox. 200 (+25 C°)
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