Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer,
manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive
lines of lenses,
today announced the pricing and availability of the new Sigma dp2
Quattro camera. The first camera in the dp Quattro series will be
available in the United States in early August for the street price of
"With the initial excitement surrounding the announcement of the dp
Quattro trio of cameras, we are thrilled to share the availability and
pricing of the first camera in the series," said Mark Amir-Hamzeh,
president of Sigma Corporation of America. "Our camera enthusiasts will
be particularly interested in the dp2 Quattro's higher resolution,
faster processing and write times, increased battery life and improved
high ISO performance over the Merrill series of cameras."
As with all the cameras in the Quattro series, the dp2 Quattro features
a redesigned camera body and oveon "Quattro" Direct Image sensor with a
Bayer equivalent of a 39 MP conventional sensor in resolution testing.
The next generation 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 color/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 Merrill DP camera line. The Quattro sensor's
architecture also contributes to true color rendition, more detail
capture, and faster image processing, all of which delivers even more
The dp2 Quattro utilizes a fixed 30mm 2.8 standard lens that is
specifically designed and optimized 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 different types
of photography including, but not limited to, landscape, street,
portrait, culinary, fine art and architectural photography.
The dp2 Quattro camera will differ from earlier generations of the DP
cameras as it will feature:
Fans can anticipate the release of the dp1 and dp3 Quattro cameras with
newly developed 19mm F2.8 and 50mm F2.8 lenses respectively. To locate
the closest authorized Sigma dealer, visit http://www.sigmaphoto.com/where-to-buy-sigma.
For more information about Sigma Corporation of America and the Quattro
line of cameras, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.
About Sigma Corporation
Since 1961, Sigma has worked toward a single, simple goal: To imagine
and develop photographic technologies that push the envelope, empower
photographers and produce unparalleled imagery. We've honored this
commitment by maintaining control of our design, research and
development, and manufacturing processes in our own Aizu Factory. Our
products are built with premium materials and are known worldwide for
quality and performance. Our family-owned organization is the largest,
independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 45
lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma,
Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax. Sigma Corporation
also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact
cameras. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices
strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
Photography is all we do, and it's all we've ever done.
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