Three months after being announced at the CP+ show in February this year, the latest compact camera from Sigma's Quattro series - Sigma dp0 Quattro - gets its price and availability. The dp0 is the fourth iteration of this unique series, and it is a successor of the Sigma dp1 Quattro, which was promoted shortly before Photokina 2014, last September.
The Sigma dp0 Quattro is equipped with a 14mm f/4 lens, and thanks to its 23.5 x 15.7 mm APS-C Foveon sensor, the focal length of this lens delivers an angle of view similar to the one a 21mm lens would bring on a full-frame system. The said Foveon sensor consists of three layers, and it outputs RAW images with the dimensions of 5424 x 3616 pixels (which is 29MP), and there is also an option to produce images in the JPEG format, whose dimensions are as much as 7680 x 5120 pixels (which is superb 39MP!).
As far as the 14mm f/4 lens in concerned, it features a 7-blade diaphragm, 11 elements in 8 groups, four of which are FLD, which are described by the company as using glass that has the same properties as fluorite. There are also two Special Low Dispersion elements, as well as two aspherical ones, one of which is double-sided. These elements will reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions, which are very frequent in extreme wide-angle lenses such as this one.
According to Sigma UK, the Sigma dp0 Quattro will be available for sale from the end of June, and it will be priced at £899.99. The pricing and availability concerning Sigma US is yet to be announced.
The news is taken from SIGMA.