• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sigma dp3 Quattro advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony QX1 advantages over Sigma dp3 Quattro

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    52 mm vs 101 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 465g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

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
Sony QX1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Samsung NX2000
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Newer
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
Sony QX1
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
Sony QX1
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sigma dp3 Quattro
Samsung NX3300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Higher-res screen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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