• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.3 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 12,800

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Differences

Sigma dp3 Quattro advantages over Nikon D810

  • Less expensive
    $899* vs $3297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1250 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    465g vs 988g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Nikon D810 advantages over Sigma dp3 Quattro

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    36.3 vs 19.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Handles even better than its predecessors; Absolutely spectacular images from the 36-megapixel image sensor; Unusually wide sensitivity range for its resolution; Improved performance and buffer depths; Improved video feature set; Impressive low-light autofocus

  • Prone to moire and false color with some subjects; No longer available with a low-pass filter; Demands excellent lenses for the best detail; White balance tends warm under tungsten lighting

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D810
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
Nikon D810
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Nikon D800E

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Nikon D800E
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Newer
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D810
Nikon D800E
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon D810
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1004
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon D810
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1004
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
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