for connoisseurs of impeccable still photography details, look no further than the Sigma DP2 Quattro Camera. apart from its seriously unconventional aesthetic, it is what lies under the hood that really makes this digital camera shines, well… at least in theory. employing a newly designed Foveon three-layer sensor (Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor) to capture luminance resolution and color information separately, it is said to offer “full bodied images, rich in tone, gradation, texture with a 3D feel to them.” optically, it has a 45mm-equivalent fixed 30mm 2.8 lens designed specially for this sensor, providing a shooting range of between 28 cm to infinity.
other details include 29MP effective pixels, SD/SDHC/SDXC storage, lossless compression RAW data capable (along with JPEG and RAW+JPEG), three levels of JPEG image quality, up to ISO 6,400, built-in white balance and color mode, contrast detection type autofocus system with 9-point select mode, AE lock button, a 3-inch 920k-dot TFT color LCD monitor with multiple language supper, USB/cable release switch, and a lithium-ion battery pack. the DP2 is one of the three cameras with the Quattro namesake Sigma will be introducing into the market.
like we mentioned, theoretically, it sounds like awesome, but how the images going to turn out is anybody guess, besides, having brilliant stills also need to be consummated with brilliant printer to really bring the details out as intended. in any case, we shall wait for the pros to review this when it hit the market and hopefully, we will have opportunities to get cosy with one too. no word when it will be availably, neither was the price made known. another look at the DP2 after the break.