Sigma intros dp2 Quattro camera with improved Foveon multi-layer sensor
Sigma has finally unveiled the second generation of their DP series of cameras, with the brand new dp2 Quattro. The nigh dramatically conceived elongated shape is designed to feel more ergonomic when snapping photos. However, more than just the form factor, the DP series is driven by the Sigma’s Foveon multi-layer sensor design. In case of the Quattro, this sensor also goes through a technological evolution of sorts. Still boasting of its three layers for detecting color, the first layer is used for comprehending the improved 19.6 megapixels resolution (which is higher than 15.3 of its predecessors). The last two layers on the other hand are used for capturing 4.9 megapixels each.
According to the company, this 4:1:1 ratio is tailored for their integrated Foveon, by allowing the sensor to uphold its much touted color capturing credential. At the same time, the distribution credibly lowers the magnitude of image data that needs to be processed at a single go. Additionally, the dp2 Quattro has an optical viewfinder for the core photography enthusiasts and an ultra-high 39 megapixels JPEG mode to bring more clarity to your snaps (that is if you are seriously into dabbling with very large image frames).
The dp2 Quattro will also be complemented by dp1 and dp3 camera models, all part of the next iteration of the DP series. All the three specimens will feature 920k dot rear LCDs, while individually (starting from dp1 to dp3), they will have 19mm, 30mm and 50mm F2.8 lenses.
Pricing – Still not available (expected to be on the higher side).