sd Quattro

Ultimate image quality.
Ultimate camera.

Design Detail

In developing any product, SIGMA always has a primary objective in mind: fundamental performance that gives everyone the opportunity to take the perfect photograph. Offering breathtaking resolution, rich gradations and colors, and exceptional realism, the Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor is a symbol of this never-ending pursuit of excellence. It delivers image quality so distinctively intense that even the temperature, humidity, and scent of a scene seem to impress themselves upon the viewer.

Presenting the ultimate digital camera experience, the new SIGMA sd Quattro series leverages the image quality of the Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor to build a complete system compatible with all SIGMA GLOBAL VISION high-performance interchangeable lenses. The sd Quattro series allows photographers to express themselves with even more freedom and precision.

Believing that the lens is the key to the photograph, SIGMA has created a new camera for the true photographic artist that leverages the power of high-quality lenses. Test its performance with your own hands and eyes—and be amazed.

Two new sd Quattro cameras


Designed for the artist
who loves photography Featuring the 39-megapixel-equivalent Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor, this camera optimally balances outstanding image quality with fundamental performance.

Debuting in the new SIGMA dp Quattro series, the latest-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor delivers superior resolution and expressive power. An APS-C size sensor, it offers 39-megapixel-equivalent resolution in combination with an optimal file size and efficient image processing speed. With its balanced performance, the SIGMA sd Quattro series sets a new standard for high-end cameras that leverage the capabilities of outstanding interchangeable lenses.

sd-Quattro H

Ultra-high resolution from an
amazingly high-performance camera The first camera to feature the newly developed APS-H size Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor—with incredible 51-megapixel-equivalent resolution.

The SIGMA sd Quattro H features a Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: Quattro) in an all-new bigger APS-H size. It has all the image quality of the Foveon X3 direct image sensor with even more resolution. In fact, the SIGMA sd Quattro H offers 51-megapixel-equivalent resolution—the highest among sensor sizes smaller than full-frame. This is the camera for those looking for even higher resolution form SIGMA's direct image technology.

The essence of photographic expression:
fine lenses for a truly powerful system camera.

The SIGMA GLOBAL VISION series of high-performances lenses comprises three distinct lines and concepts: Contemporary, Art, and Sports. SIGMA has developed each of the lenses in these three lines using the Foveon X3 direct image sensor to ensure their world-class optical performance. Offering the outstanding expression that photographers demand, the SIGMA sd Quattro series is a complete and powerful system compatible with these fine lenses.

The culmination of the SIGMA philosophy:
“The lens is the key to the photograph” Top-performing lenses developed using the highest-resolution image sensor

Since their introduction in 2012, the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION series of lenses has received an enthusiastic welcome from photographers around the world. In order to create these fine lenses, SIGMA revolutionized its production system and aimed to endow them with ultimate quality in every respect:

1. Design: All lens designs are based on a stringent and comprehensive development concept.
2. Manufacturing: All lenses are made in Japan using the most advanced production technologies.
3. Assessment: Performance standards for each lens are carefully developed and stringently applied. For example, all lenses are tested with the A1* proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors.

*A1 = AIZU 1

A system that treats lenses as true assets: Optional SIGMA USB DOCK for customizing focus position and more
Available Mount Conversion Service for growing and maintaining lens assets

SIGMA supports the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup with comprehensive products and services that help photographers get more value out of their fine lenses and enjoy using them over the long term.

The SIGMA USB DOCK is a dedicated accessory for lenses in the Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines. Simply placing a lens in the DOCK and connecting it to a personal computer via a USB cable, photographers can use the exclusive SIGMA Optimization Pro software to update lens firmware and customize the focus position and other settings. Photographers can also select the autofocus speed and adjust the focus limiter and Optical Stabilizer (OS) function on lenses that have a custom mode switch.

The Mount Conversion Service is available for all SIGMAL GLOBAL VISION lenses. For a fee, SIGMA will convert a lens mount to a mount for a different camera body. This service helps photographers use valuable lens assets for many years to come, unrestricted by their original choice of camera system.