Sigma has just announced the next generation of its DP series of APS-C sensor, fixed focal length cameras, with the DP2 Quattro. The latest, 45mm-equivalent, model features dramatic styling and a fundamental re-think of the company’s Foveon multi-layer sensor design. The Quattro sensor still uses three layers to detect color information but now only captures its full, 19.6 million pixel resolution in the top layer, with lower two layers capturing 4.9MP of information each. The sensor will also appear in 28mm and 75mm equivalent DP1 Quattro an DP3 Quattro models.
Sigma will soon announce several new compact cameras named Sigma Quattro DP1, DP2, DP3. Russian forum has leaked some images of Sigma Quattro dp2. dp2 will have a new imaging processor called TRUE III. An optical viewfinder will also be available for dp2.
Canon’s high-end compact camera PowerShot G1 X will be replace in two weeks by G2 X. The announcement will probably on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Just several days after CP+ 2014 at Japan (2/13 – 2/16).