Tuesday, February 23, 2016

News: Sigma Announces New Cameras - SD Quattro & SD Quattro H

Sigma announced today two new compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras: the SD Quattro and the SD Quattro H.

Both cameras feature a multi-layer Foveon sensor. The SD Quattro has a 29-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and the SD Quattro H has a 45-megapixel APS-H sized sensor. Other than size, the two cameras seem identical. They both use Sigma's SA lens mount.

Sigma has yet to announce when the cameras will be available or how much they'll cost. My guess would be that they'll be available in May and that the SD Quattro will be $1,000 and the SD Quattro H will be $1,500, but those are just guesses.

I used to own a Sigma DP2 Merrill and had a love-hate relationship with it (more love than hate). Sometimes I wish that I still had the camera. It was capable of unbelievably fantastic image quality in the right situations.

I don't imagine too many people abandoning Nikon or Canon or Sony or Fuji and climbing aboard the Sigma line. Not that you couldn't, it just doesn't make a lot of sense. Those with tons of free money to spend might buy it just to say they tried it. Those who already own a Sigma DSLR will be heavily tempted to buy one of these. I'd certainly be interested to see just how far the Foveon technology has come.

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