• APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Nikon Z 30

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Nikon Z 30 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    59 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    390g vs 625g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A3000

Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A3000
  • $766
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z 30
Sony A3000
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $766
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1199
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Nikon Z 30
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1199
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $766
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Sigma sd Quattro
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $766
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z 30
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30 II

Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $766
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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