Sigma Corp. of America Reveals Pricing and Availability of dp0 Quattro Camera

Sigma Corp. of America Reveals Pricing and Availability of dp0 Quattro Camera


Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America’s fourth compact camera in the Quattro series, the Sigma dp0 Quattro, will be available in the United States in late July for the street price of $999.

The advanced, compact point-and-shot camera incorporates a fixed 14mm f/4 lens, which is equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm DSLR. The lens is optimized to maximize the performance of the series’ Foveon Quattro Direct image sensor, tested to be equivalent to a 39 megapixel Bayer sensor. The next-gen sensor builds on the distinctive properties of X3 technology, recording red, green and blue wavelengths at each pixel location within three layers.

“Each camera in the dp Quattro series provides photographers with an option for their unique photographic needs,”said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.“The dp0 Quattro specifically offers wide-angle capabilities combined with the high-resolution sensor that makes this camera ideal for landscape and architecture photographers.”

The dp0 lens uses four“F” low dispersion (FLD) glass elements, said to have performance equal to fluorite, two special low dispersion (SLD) glass elements, and two aspheric lenses, including a wide double-sided aspheric lens. The lens elements reduce chromatic aberration and distortion characteristically typical in super-wide-angle photography. And the telecentric optical design also improves image quality throughout the frame and maximizes the sensor’s ability by passing on subject information to the sensor. In addition, its 91º wide angle of view and depth of field are ideal for architectural structures, interior photography and landscapes.

Other dp0 Quattro features include: the True III image processor engineered to provide ultrafast processing of the sensor’s immense volume of image data without any deterioration of the final image; better high ISO performance with one to two stops of improvement; improved 3A performance (auto color mode, autofocus and auto white balance); and the optional dedicated optical viewfinder VF-51.

With four cameras now in the Quattro line, photographers can select the most suitable based on their photographic needs from the Sigma dp0 Quattro 14mm f/4 lens, dp1 Quattro 19mm f/2.8 lens, dp2 Quattro 30mm f/2.8 lens, dp3 Quattro 50mm f/2.8 lens and dp3 Quattro with a dedicated conversion 1.2x 90mm lens.