Sigma Quattro dp2 Announced with 19.6MP Foveon Sensor, Price not available yet

Sigma Quattro dp2

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.


Price and Release Date is not available yet.

dp1 dp2 dp3
Focal Length 19mm 30mm 50mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length Approx.28mm Approx.45mm Approx.75mm
Lens F number F2.8~F16 F2.8~F16 F2.8~F16
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades 9 Blades 7 Blades
Lens Construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups 8 Elements in 6 Groups 10 Elements in 8 Groups
Shooting Range 20cm~∞, LIMIT Mode
(It is possible to choose Macro, Portrait and Scenery.)
28cm~∞, LIMIT Mode
(It is possible to choose Macro, Portrait and Scenery.)
22.6cm~∞, LIMIT Mode
(It is possible to choose Macro, Portrait and Scenery.)
Maximum Magnification Shooting 1:8.3 1:7.6 1:3
Dimensions 161.4mm/6.4″(W), 67mm/2.6″(H), 87.1mm/3.4″(D) 161.4mm/6.4″(W), 67mm/2.6″(H), 81.6mm/3.2″(D) 161.4mm/6.4″(W), 67mm/2.6″(H), 101.8mm/4.0″(D)
Weight TBD 395g/13.9oz (without battery and memory card) TBD
Image Sensor Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size 23.5×15.7mm
Color Photo Detectors Total Pixels: Approx.33MP, Effective Pixels: Approx.29MP
Storage Media SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
File Format Lossless compression RAW data (14-bit), JPEG (Exif2.3), RAW+JPEG
JPEG Image Quality FINE, NORMAL, BASIC
Aspect Ratio 21:9, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1
Number of Recording Pixels
RAW HIGH T:5,424×3,616
M:2,712×1,808
B:2,712×1,808
LOW T:2,704×1,808
M:2,704×1,808
B:2,704×1,808
[21:9] JPEG SUPER-HIGH 7,680×3,296
HIGH 5,424×2,328
LOW 2,704×1,160
[16:9] JPEG SUPER-HIGH 7,680×4,320
HIGH 5,424×3,048
LOW 2,704×1,520
[3:2] JPEG SUPER-HIGH 7,680×5,120
HIGH 5,424×3,616
LOW 2,704×1,808
[4:3] JPEG SUPER-HIGH 6,816×5,120
HIGH 4,816×3,616
LOW 2,400×1,808
[1:1] JPEG SUPER-HIGH 5,120×5,120
HIGH 3,616×3,616
LOW 1,808×1,808
ISO Sensitivity ISO100~ISO6400 (1/3 steps for appropriate sensitivity), AUTO: High limit, low limit setting is possible between ISO100~ISO6400. When using with flash, it changes depending on the low limit setting.
White Balance 10 types (Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode 11 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection Type
AF Point 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.)
Face Detection AF mode
Focus Lock Shutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
Manual Focus Focus Ring Type
Metering Systems Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System (P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
AE Lock AE lock button
Auto Bracketing Appropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
Shutter Speed 1/2000* – 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer
LCD Monitor Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 inches
LCD Pixels Approx. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language English/ Japanese/ German/ French/ Spanish/Italian/ Chinese(Simplified)/ Korean/ Russian/ Chinese(Traditional)/ Nederlands/ Polski/ Português/ Dansk/ Svenska/ Norsk/ Suomi
Interfaces USB / Cable Release Switch
Power Li-ion Battery Pack BP-51, Battery Charger BC-51, AC Adapter SAC-6 (with DC Connector CN-21) (Optional)

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