Sigma has launched the dp Quattro digital Camera in India. As with the cameras in the Quattro series, the dp2 Quattro features a redesigned camera body and Foveon "Quattro" Direct Image sensor with a Bayer equivalent of a 39 MP conventional sensor in resolution testing.
The sensor builds on the distinctive properties of X3 technology, which uniquely records red, green, and blue wavelengths at each pixel location within three layers.
The Quattro sensor is a three-layered, panchromatic silicon chip whose green-sensitive middle and red-sensitive bottom layers each have 4.9 MP and record only colour/chrominance information. The top blue layer captures chrominance and resolution/luminance information with 19.6 MP, resulting in greater detail capture and resolution capabilities that are higher than the Merill DP camera line it replaces. The Quattro sensor's architecture also contributes to true colour rendition, more detail capture, and faster image processing, all of which deliver even more realistic images.
The dp2 Quattro utilises a fixed 30mm, 2.8 standard lens that is specifically designed and optimised to pair with the Quattro sensor and create images of exceptional sharpness and detail. The camera was designed and created to provide emotive imagery for all types of photography including, but not limited to, landscape, street, portrait, culinary, fine art and architectural photography.
The Sigma dp Quattro series high quality digital camera received the Gold Prize in Japan's Good Design Awards 2014. The product was commended for its unique oblong shape, making it convenient for the user to hold the camera firmly. The camera's balance of form and functionality makes the design superior.
The Sigma DP2 Quattro is available throughout the country with a retail price tag of ₹79,0000.