The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new generation of high image quality compact camera, the “SIGMA dp3 Quattro” that incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: “Quattro”).
Unique and without peer among image sensors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers capture all of the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution, precise gradation, gorgeous colour, breath-taking realism with a 3D feel. In other words, full-bodied image quality.
The “SIGMA dp3 Quattro” incorporates a high performance 50mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR) lens, which is optimized for the Quattro sensor to maximize the sensor performance, enabling sharp rendering performance from the maximum aperture. The lens offers enhanced macro functionality, making the camera perfect for quality macro shooting. When the dedicated conversion lens FT-1201 (optional) is attached to the front of the lens, it magnifies the focal length of the lens by 1.2 times.
With the release of the “SIGMA dp3 Quattro”, photographers can suit cameras to each photography style; “SIGMA dp1 Quattro” for wide angle photography, “SIGMA dp2 Quattro” for standard photography and “SIGMA dp3 Quattro” for mid-telephoto and macro range photography.