Sigma has today revealed that they have developed something they are calling the “Quattro” sensor for the compact cameras in its DP series.

Developed with the new Foveon X3 direct image sensor, the new sensor will be used in Sigma’s re-designed DP range of compact cameras, as is said to act in a similar way to that of traditional colour film, capturing multiple layers of information using a 35mm equivalent focal lens.

Alongside the Quattro, Singma announced three new camera to use the new sensor, the Sigma dp1 Quattro, Sigma dp2 Quattro and the Sigma dp3 Quattro.

However the most detail has been provided for the Sigma dp2 Quattro, which is said to weigh 395g without a battery or memory card installed.

“For the new dp series, we rethought and redesigned every aspect of the camera, including the sensor, engine, lens, and body. While retaining its famous textural expression, which seems to give form to the air itself, the updated Foveon direct image sensor produces images that are more colorful, rich, deep, and faithful than ever before.

As of yet, we don’t have much detail on the cameras themselves, but you can find out more at the link below.

Source: Sigma

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