Sigma has officially revealed the release date and price details of the new Sigma DP2 Quattro camera, but the availability information of the DP1 Quattro and DP3 Quattro is still unknown.
Most camera makers are employing Bayer-like image sensors in their devices. However, there are a few exceptions. One of them is Sigma, which has been the owner of the Foveon brand for a few years.
The company has recently announced a new Foveon X3 Quattro sensor that is based on the original Foveon sensor, consisting of three sheets of pixels, each representing a color of the RGB space.
A trio of cameras have been revealed, the DP1, DP2, and DP3 Quattro, all featuring fixed, but different lenses. No availability details have been mentioned during the launch event, but the Sigma DP2 Quattro price and release date details have just become official.
Sigma DP2 Quattro price and release date are finally official
Sigma has revealed that the first model of the Quattro series will become available in August. The camera and its unusual design will be released for a price of $999.
The situation is a bit different only in Japan. According to the manufacturer, people living in Sigma’s home country will be able to purchase the camera by the end of this month, although the price will be slightly bigger.
Either way, the rest of us will have access to the new camera in August for around $1,000, as stated above. For the time being, the retailers have not listed the compact camera for pre-order, so you will have to remain patient for a little longer.
More information about the Sigma DP Quattro-series of compact cameras
The Sigma DP Quattro cameras feature a 29.4-megapixel sensor, with 19.6-megapixel worth of Blue pixels and 4.9-megapixel of each Green and Red sheets of pixels.
Nevertheless, the DP2 Quattro will be capable of capturing photos at a resolution of 39.6-megapixel in Super-High JPEG mode.
The cameras are powered by the TRUE III image processor and Sigma is claiming that the photos will excel in sharpness. The initial impressions have been great and it seems like this series will be a hit for the company, despite the unusual design.
Sigma DP2 Quattro features a 30mm f/2.8 lens offering a 35mm focal length equivalent of 45mm. The DP1 sports a 19mm f/2.8 lens and the DP3 employs a 50mm f/2.8 lens providing 35mm equivalents of 28mm and 75mm, respectively.