Sigma DP1 Quattro Comparison – 5 – Clocks & Greens

A repeat of the comparison between the DP2 Quattro and DP3 Merrill but this time it’s the  DP1 Merrill V DP1 Quattro.

As ever the Quattro is by far the better camera. This comparison is purely about image quality and as beauty is in the eye of the beholder I’ll let you make your own minds up.

Clocks & Green | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green Detail | Quattro - Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green Detail | Quattro – Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green Detail | Quattro - Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Clocks & Green Detail | Quattro – Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

To my eye my preference – purely on my view of IQ – is the Merrill. It shades it in bringing out the detail / sharpness. I could have sharpened up both images more, but the Merrill seems to handle noise better which is a bit of surprise and one to get an opinion from Sigma on.

Shooting notes

Both shots are taken at ISO100 & F11, on a tripod, with a 2 second delay. The shots were taken within the time it takes to take one camera off the tripod and stick the other on. Both shots have been processed in SPP with no noise reduction and a little sharpening, and finished in Lightroom with the same settings.


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