Sigma has today announced the arrival of a new camera to its range in the form of the Sigma dp2 Quattro, which as well as sporting a very unique case design is also equipped with the new Foveon X3 direct image sensor.
The Foveon X3 direct image sensor has been designed to act in a similar way to traditional colour film and captures multiple layers of the information , using a 35mm equivalent focal length lens of 45mm.
The Sigma dp2 Quattro is the first of three cameras to be unveiled by Sigma with the dp3 Quattro Mid-tele and dp1 Quattro Wide also mentioned on their website, but not officially launched as yet.
Sigma explains a little more about their newly announced pocket sized Sigma dp2 Quattro camera, that weighs 395g or 13.9oz without the battery and memory card installed.
“For the new dp series, we rethought and redesigned every aspect of the camera, including the sensor, engine, lens, and body. While retaining its famous textural expression, which seems to give form to the air itself, the updated Foveon direct image sensor produces images that are more colorful, rich, deep, and faithful than ever before.
Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution, precise gradation, gorgeous color, breathtaking realism with a 3D feel. In other words, full-bodied image quality.”
For more information on the new Sigma dp2 Quattro as well as details on the two as yet unannounced cameras jump over to the official Sigma website for more details and specifications.