Sigma prepares to ship dp0 Quattro; pricing and availability announced


posted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM EST


Last February, Japanese camera and optics manufacturer Sigma launched a new dp Quattro-series camera, the Sigma dp0 Quattro. At the time, the company hadn't revealed pricing and availability for its new model, but now it has done so as it prepares to ship the camera imminently.

The Sigma dp0 Quattro is the fourth in a quartet of of unusual cameras whose unique sensor design is topped only by their strikingly different bodies. Providing a new, even wider-angle option than past Quattro cameras, the dp0 Quattro's 21mm-equivalent (14mm actual) prime lens doesn't sport an f/2.8 aperture like those of its siblings. Instead, this lens trades off some aperture for more compact size, yielding an f/4.0 maximum aperture.

The Sigma dp0 Quattro sports an even wider lens than in past Quattro models.

The new lens includes four FLD and two SLD elements, plus two aspherics -- one of them a wide double-sided aspheric. Together, these allow a 91-degree field of view, and to the best of our knowledge, that's the only difference of note from the earlier models beyond size and weight. As in its siblings, the Sigma dp0 Quattro will also feature the company's radical Foveon Quattro image sensor and True III image processor, as well as a body design that's the reverse of most cameras, with a very wide stance and deeply projecting rear thumbgrip, yet only a slight front handgrip.

Priced at US$1,000 or thereabouts, the Sigma dp0 Quattro will ship in the US market from late July 2015. Find out more in our Sigma dp0 Quattro preview!