Sigma dp2 Quattro 30mm Digital Camera
Warranty: 1+1.5 years by Audio & Photo Distributor (F.E.) Sdn Bhd (Sigma sole distributor in Malaysia)
List Price: RM4,663.00
Best Price: RM3,978.00Inclusive 6% GST
*YL Camera does not accept PayPal payment for all camera and lens. Order will be refunded if paid via PayPal. Please refer payment page for more info. If you wish to pay via credit card, please select iPay88 at checkout. Valid for Malaysia credit cards only.
Redesigned in every aspect, including the sensor, engine, lens and body, the dp Quattro Compact Camera series embodies Sigmas philosophy of creating cameras that produce works of art. The dp2 is the first camera in the new Quattro series to be released, with a dp1 and dp3 Quattro to follow. The dp2 is stocked with a fixed 30mm 2.8 standard lens designed specifically and lined up perfectly with its new Foveon X3 Quattro sensor to create exceptional images. Renowned for unmatched image quality, the Foveon image sensor is Sigmas proprietary technology which captures transmitted light in a vertical 3 layer sensor with dedicated layers to Red, Green and Blue. The only one of its kind, the Foveon sensor produces full bodied images, rich in tone, gradation, and texture with a 3D feel to them. The new Foveon X3 Quattro offers an even higher level of image purity with an increase in resolution to the previous Foveon sensor, sure to bring about new experiences in your photography. The dp2 Quattro was designed and created for true artistic endeavors and also touts improved processing speed, autofocus performance and better high ISO capabilities than its Merrill predecessors.
All of the fundamental photographic approaches in one lineup of three cameras
The dp series comprises three fixed focal length cameras, each of which features a different basic focal length for a different fundamental photographic approach: the wide-angle dp1 Quattro at 19mm, the standard dp2 Quattro at 30mm, and the medium telephoto dp3 Quattro at 50mm (respectively equivalent to 28mm, 45mm, and 75mm on a 35mm lens). Moreover, the three models share an exciting new camera body that brings out the best performance from the lens and image sensor.
Its a simple but powerful lineup that delivers medium format-level image quality anywhere, anytime. Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot. Only the dp series puts so much luxurious photographic potential in your hands.
The worlds only image capture system to use vertical color separation technology
Starting with our very first digital camera, we have featured the Foveon direct image sensor, which offers radically better image quality than any other sensor available. Leveraging the light absorption characteristics of silicon, the sensor comprises three layers of photodiodes, each at a different depth within the silicon and each corresponding to a different RGB color. Since it is the only sensor to use this superior vertical color separation technology, it is also the worlds only direct image sensor.
Almost all other image sensors are mosaic sensors, which use an array of RGB color filters in a single horizontal plane to capture color information. Each pixel is assigned only one of the three colors and cannot capture all three colors at once. In contrast, the Foveon direct image sensor captures color vertically, recording hue, value, and chroma accurately and completely for each pixel.
In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to fill in missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality.
Newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor
Now featuring 39 megapixel-equivalent ultrahigh resolution. Capturing the information transmitted by light vertically instead of horizontally, the full-color image capture system of the Foveon direct image sensor is the only one of its kind in the world. This system makes possible the sensors full-bodied image quality, which is characterized by rich tone and gradation and texture that one can almost touch.
The newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro is the latest generation of this unique sensor. While retaining the distinctive characteristics of its predecessors, it offers an even higher level of image quality. In addition to 30% higher resolution, the volume of image data has become lighter, and it enables much faster image processing and lower current consumption.
At the same time, Able to maintain the same exacting standard of image quality while increasing megapixels and enhancing noise characteristics, this 1:1:4 solution was the inspiration for the name of the current generation of Foveon sensor: Quattro.
Newly developed TRUE III image processing engine
Optimized for processing Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor data. The new dp series cameras feature the newly developed TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) III. This image processing engine has evolved in pace with our Foveon direct image sensor and incorporates all of the image processing expertise we have developed over the years. Thanks to new refinements, it is the ideal engine for processing the rich and complex image data produced by the new-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor. Our proprietary algorithm makes possible ultrafast processing of an immense volume of image data without any deterioration of the final images. The result is high-definition, 3D-like photographs with outstandingly rich color detail.
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||Approx 45mm|
|Lens F number||F2.8-16|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9 Blades|
|Lens Construction||8 Elements in 6 Groups|
LIMIT Mode (For Macro, Portrait and Scenery)
|Maximum Magnification Shooting||1:7.6|
|Dimensions||6.4in (W)x2.6in (H)x3.2in (D)/ 161.4mm (W)x67mm (H)x81.6mm (D)|
|Weight||13.9 oz/395g (without battery or memory card)|
|Image Sensor||Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)|
|Image Sensor Size||23.5x15.7mm|
|Color Photo Detectors||Effective Pixels: Approx 29MP T(Top): 5424x3616/ M(Middle): 2712x1808/ B(Bottom): 2712x1808 Total Pixels: Appprox 33MP|
|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|
|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|
|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)/Chinese (Traditional)/ Korean/ Russian/ 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)|
BP-51 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
BC-51 Battery Charger