Sigma SD Quattro Digital Camera with 30mm f/1.4 DC Lens

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product overview
  • Exceptional pairing of Sigma Art lens and new Foveon system

  • State of the art Foveon mirror-less camera system with new design

  • Updated camera functionality including AF, LCD, Viewfinder

  • 30mm 14 Art lens for APS-C pairs art lens quality with foveon sensor

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Hit the ground running with the compact SD Quattro with 30mm F1.4 DC (ZL900) from Sigma. Packing together the APS-C format camera with a 45mm equivalent lens provides shooters with a capable system able to fulfill a variety of tasks.

sd Quattro Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sigma is turning camera development on its head by developing a camera specifically to take full advantage of the Global Vision lens series with the release of the sd Quattro Mirrorless Digital Camerawith a Sigma SA lens mount. This camera offers the utmost in resolution with a 29MP APS-C Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor that uses a unique stacked design to deliver full color information at every single pixel without interpolation. By using a 1:1:4 RGB pixel ratio with a layered design, this eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, the sd Quattro can create 19.6MP lossless compressed raw images with a spatial resolution equivalent to, and with richer colors, than that of a 39MP Bayer sensor. These vast quantities of image data are handled quickly and efficiently thanks to a Dual TRUE III image processing engine. Additionally, the APS-C size provides a 1.5x crop factor when compared to a full-frame 35mm sensor.

Image quality is the key advantage of the Foveon sensor, with the processing and available feature set allowing photographers to benefit as much as possible from the technology. Ensuring sharp imagery, this newly designed sensor has a hybrid phase- and contrast-detect autofocus system with nine selectable points. There is even focus peaking for shooters who prefer the precision of manual focus. Users will also be able to shoot at up to 3.6 fps in High quality and with a sensitivity reaching up to ISO 6400. Also, a Super-Fine Detail exposure mode is available which will take seven exposures and blend them into one exceptionally clean raw image file with a wide dynamic range.

Although optimized for lenses, the sd Quattro still caters to the needs of photographers by offering a plethora of physical controls along with an integrated 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder for precise eye-level monitoring. Moving down the back of the camera, Sigma has also introduced a dual monitor system comprised of a 3.0" 1.62m-dot main LCD and a sub LCD screen that displays your basic exposure information and more for constant access to your critical settings. Other controls include a dedicated Quick Set button for bringing up the Quick Set Menu at a moment's notice and a lock switch to prevent accidental changes.

29MP APS-C Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Sensor & Dual TRUE III Processing Engine
At the heart of Sigma's digital imaging system there has always been a Foveon sensor. This 29MP APS-C format Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor represents the latest in this technology, offering outstanding resolution and rich color with smooth gradations and a wide dynamic range by using a layered pixel array. This system stacks the red, green, and blue pixels vertically with a 1:1:4 pixel ratio, allowing full color information to be collected at every photosite and a resolution equivalent to that of a 39MP Bayer array. Additionally, the top layer of blue pixels has a 19.6MP array, resulting in natural raw image data of 5424 x 3616 pixels.

Ensuring the vast amount of image data is handled efficiently and quickly, the sd Quattro utilizes a Dual TRUE III image processing engine. This allows for continuous shooting rates of up to 3.6 fps in High quality for 14 frames as well as working sensitivities up to ISO 6400. It also enables features like the Super-Fine Detail mode, which takes seven unique exposures and blends them into one clean and detailed raw image with a wide dynamic range.
Sigma SA Lens System
Featuring Sigma's SA interchangeable lens mount, nearly every single one of their respected Global Vision series of lenses will be available for use with the sd Quattro. This model features an APS-C size sensor which has a crop factor of approximately 1.5x, meaning that a 50mm lens will have the equivalent field of view of a 75mm lens on a full-frame sensor. Additionally, the lens mount has complete electronic communication, ensuring all functions and features, including autofocus, optical stabilization, and more work correctly.

Current owners of Sigma Global Vision lenses can take advantage of the company's Mount Conversion Service to have lenses converted for use on different mounts. This ensures that a large library of glass will never become obsolete in the event a user invests in a new camera system.
Dual LCD Monitors & Electronic Viewfinder
For composing images and reviewing settings, a bright 3.0inch 1.62m-dot LCD is available on the back of the camera. Unique to the sd Quattro series is a sub monitor adjacent to the main LCD which provides constant access to your most critical settings, including aperture, shutter speed, and more. These screens are covered by the same sheet of protective glass for a seamless appearance. For users looking for a more natural eye-level shooting stance, the sd Quattro is also equipped with a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder with a 1.09x magnification. A dedicated switch is available for quickly changing between the monitor, viewfinder, or an automatic switching setting.
Hybrid AF System
Equipped with both phase-detect and contrast-detect points, the sd Quattro can capture moving subjects with ease and lock on in no time at all. The system has up to 9 selectable points as well as free move and face detection. Additionally, it has been optimized to function in a range of shooting conditions with an operating range of -1 to 18 EV.
Super-Fine Detail Exposure Mode
Maximizing the performance of the stellar Foveon sensor technology is the Super-Fine Detail exposure mode. This creates seven different exposures of the scene which are then blended into one raw file in X3I format. Combined with processing form the Sigma Photo Pro software, a photographer can work with image data that is super clean and with a wide dynamic range. This can greatly benefit studio and tripod-based work.
Body Design
Known for distinctive camera designs, Sigma's sd Quattro series sports a very unique design with a comfortable grip and physical controls designed for intuitive control. This includes a Quick Set button near the shutter that instantly brings up the Quick Set Menu for access to your most commonly used settings while continuing to look through the viewfinder. On the top of the body, in addition to two command dials, is a Lock switch that prevents accidental changing of settings. This can be further customized to lock only select buttons for ideal functionality. On the rear of the camera are several additional buttons all easily reachable by the right thumb, including the menu button, focus frame button, and AEL/AF button with lever.
Other Features
  • Low size continuous shooting can boost performance to 5.1 fps for up to 28 images.

  • With a 39MP equivalent resolution, the dp Quattro has a setting which can produce Super-High size JPEG images of 7680 x 5120 pixels.

  • Focus peaking function puts a colored outline of white, black, red, or yellow around the in-focus subject matter for confirmation during manual focus.

  • Selectable aspect ratios of 21:9, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 1:1.

  • Supports the optional PG-41 Power Grip.

  • Auto exposure bracketing of 3 or 5 shots in 1/3 EV steps up to ±3 EV.

  • Remote terminal for using dedicated shutter releases.

  • Micro-USB 3.0 terminal for fast data transfer.

  • PC sync terminal for connecting to external flash or strobe units.

  • Accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and is compatible with Eye-Fi technology.

  • Supported Languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish.

30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Sigma

The 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Sigma from Sigma is a prime lens designed for Sigma APS-C format cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 45mm which places it in the category of standard focal length lenses. With its particularly fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens will perform very well in low light situations and provides shallow depth of field focus. With updated optical configurations (9 elements in 8 groups), as well as rounded aperture blades, the lens delivers sharp detail and nice background bokeh. Its minimum focus distance is 30 cm.

The lens’ optimized light distribution helps to minimize field curvature preventing a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and its double-sided aspherical lens element minimizes spherical distortion. A rear focusing system combined with a newly developed autofocus algorithm and Hyper Sonic Motor provide smooth and accurate autofocus. Fulltime manual focus is also supported. As part of Sigma's "Art" line of lenses it is compatible with Sigma's USB Dock, which enables firmware updates and focusing adjustments.

  • Fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows fast shutter speeds for clear low-light imaging and shallow depth of field focus.

  • A Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor (HSM) offers fast, smooth and quiet autofocus.

  • Constructed with Thermally Stable Composite Material (TSC) which performs well in extreme temperatures, reducing the expansion and contraction of the internal lens barrel.

  • As part of Sigma's "Art" line of lenses it is compatible with Sigma's USB Dock, which enables firmware updates and focusing adjustments.


  • MPN - ZL900
  • GTIN - 0085126932893
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Lens MountSigma SA
Lens mountSigma SA
Lens Focal Length Multiplier30mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
Camera FormatAPS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Effective Megapixels29 Megapixel
MegapixelsActual: 33 Megapixel and Effective: 29 Megapixel
Max Resolution19.6 MP: 5424 x 3616
Maximum Resolution19.6 MP: 5424 x 3616
Sensor SizeCMOS, 23.5 x 15.5 mm
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image StabilizationNone
Sensor TypeCMOS
Bit Depth14-Bit
Sensor Size23.5 x 15.5 mm
Memory Card TypeSDXC
File FormatStill Images: JPEG, RAW
Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Bit Depth14-bit
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 9
Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Image StabilizationNone
LCD Screen Size3“
Video RecordingNo
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100-6400
Focus ModesAutomatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Shutter SpeedsType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4000 - 30 Second , Bulb Mode
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection:9
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average Metering, Evaluative Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Viewfinder Pixel Count2,360,000
Continuous Shooting SpeedUp to 3.6 fps at 19.6 MP for up to 14 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 5.1 fps at 4.9 MP for up to 28 Frames in Raw Format
Viewfinder Eye Point21.00 mm
White BalanceAuto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder magnificationApprox. 1.09x
Built-in FlashNo
Diopter adjustment range- 4 to +2 m
Max Sync Speed1 / 180 Second
Display3inch Rear Screen LCD (1,620,000)
Screen Coverage100%
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100-6400
Shutter TypeElectronic & Mechanical
ConnectivityHDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, Wired Remote Port
Remote ControlCR-31 Cable Release Switch (Optional)
Metering MethodCenter-weighted average metering, Evaluative metering, Spot metering
Battery1 x BP-61 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Dimensions (WxHxD)5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6“ / 147.0 x 95.1 x 90.8 mm
Metering RangeEV 0.0 - EV 17.0
Weather SealedOperating
32 to 104F (0 to 40C)
Compensation-5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance ModesAuto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 3.6 fps at 19.6 MP for up to 14 frames in raw format Up to 5.1 fps at 4.9 MP for up to 28 frames in raw format
Built-in FlashNo
Max Sync Speed1 / 180 seconds
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Internal MemoryNone
ConnectivityHDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, Wired Remote Port
Battery1x BP-61 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
AC Power AdapterSAC-7 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature0 to 40C
Dimensions (WxHxD)147.0 x 95.1 x 90.8 mm
Kit LensFocal Length:30mm;Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Aperture Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type:Sigma SA
Format Compatibility: DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Minimum Focus Distance:29.97 cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio:1:6.8
Diaphragm Blades:9
Image Stabilization:No
Tripod Collar:No
Filter Thread Front:62 mm
Dimensions (DxL):74 x 63 mm
Focal Length30mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
Total PixelsActual: 33 Megapixel
Effective: 29 Megapixel
Lens Min ApertureMinimum: f/16
Lens Max ApertureMaximum: f/1.4
Lens Filter SizeFront: 62 mm
Lens TypeSigma SA
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What’s In The Box

Sigma SD Quattro with 30mm F1.4 DC (ZL900)

  • sd Quattro Mirrorless Digital Camera

  • BP-61 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack

  • BC-61 Battery Charger with AC Cable

  • USB Cable

  • Strap

  • Body Cap

  • 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Sigma

  • Front Lens Cap

  • Rear Lens Cap

  • Lens Hood

  • Carrying Case

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