B&H has the unique Sigma dp2 Quattro in stock and now shipping. The Sigma dp2 Quattro features a 30mm f/2.8 lens and a 29MP Foveon sensor, which Sigma says matches the resolution of a 39MP Bayer sensor. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma has announced a trio of new Foveon APS-C camera, dubbed the dp Quattro line. The cameras will carry the model names dp1, dp2 and dp3 Quattro and feature a unique body shape.
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its DP1 Merrill compact camera, which features a 19mm f/2.8 fixed lens (28mm equivalent). The DP1 Merrill differs from the DP1x because the DP1 Merrill includes one “F” low dispersion glass element for correcting aberrations in addition to the Foveon X3 46MP image sensor (same sensor as the Sigma SD1 Merrill).
The DP1 Merrill will be available for $999 in mid-September. Check availability at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo notified me that the DP2x should be in stock shortly and that they are now accepting pre-orders. The Sigma DP2x, which was announced back in February, is a fixed lens APS-C format camera – not too different from the general design of the Fuji X100.
The DP2x uses Sigma’s FOVEON image sensor and features a fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to the field of view of a 41mm lens on a full frame camera.
You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
I’m not sure what fantasy world Sigma is living in; however, the company just dropped a press release detailing the availability and price of its “46-megapixel” DSLR – the Sigma SD1. It will be here in June at a whopping price of $9700.
That’s Nine Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars – or roughly the same price as a 2007 Ford Taurus.
Chuck Norris has three on pre-order. [Read more...]