Sigma dp0 Quattro Digital Camera

BH #SIC83900 • MFR #C83900
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Sigma dp0 Quattro Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 29MP Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Image Sensor
  • TRUE III Image Processing Engine
  • 14mm f/4 Lens (35mm Equivalent: 21mm)
  • 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD Screen
The Sigma dp0 Quattro Digital Camera combines the 29MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor with the TRUE III image processing engine to create high quality images with an equivalent resolution of 39 megapixels due to the unique sensor design. This method uses layers of pixels to capture the color data of the red, green, and blue spectra vertically, requiring no interpolation. This results in a sharper image with better color gradations.
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Sigma dp0 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 229MP Foveon X3 Quattro Direct CMOS Image Sensor & TRUE III Image Processing Engine
  • 314mm f/4 Prime Lens
  • 43.0" LCD Monitor
  • 5RAW Image Capture
  • 6Full Exposure Control
  • 7Auto and Manual Focusing
  • 8Color Modes

The Sigma dp0 Quattro Digital Camera combines the 29MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor with the TRUE III image processing engine to create high quality images with an equivalent resolution of 39 megapixels due to the unique sensor design. This method uses layers of pixels to capture the color data of the red, green, and blue spectra vertically, requiring no interpolation. This results in a sharper image with better color gradations.

With this technology is a 14mm lens producing a 35mm equivalent focal length of 21mm; making it useful for landscape, architecture, interior, and group photography. It has a maximum aperture of f/4 which can be used to provide separation of a subject from its background. Constructed with four "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements, and two aspheric lenses, including a wide double-sided aspheric lens, chromatic aberrations and distortions are minimized. Also, for composing and reviewing images, a 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD display is available on the back of the camera.

For low light shooting, the camera has an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 in 1/3 steps and it has P/S/A/M shooting modes for full control over your exposure. It even has RAW image capture at a max resolution of 5424 x 3616 for excellent editing capabilities. For focusing, there is contrast-detect autofocus or a manual focusing ring for your preference. And, the camera saves your images to an SDXC, SDHC, or SD card.

29MP Foveon X3 Quattro Direct CMOS Image Sensor & TRUE III Image Processing Engine

The dp0 uses the APS-C-sized Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor which captures color information vertically as opposed to horizontally. This means that each pixel has extremely accurate color information, resulting in rich tones and smooth gradations. Also, since it captures color vertically, there is no need for color filters or a low-pass filter, further increasing image quality for resolution comparable to about 39MP from Bayer array image sensors.

This camera utilizes the latest generation of this technology, named Quattro due to the 1:1:4 ratio of the pixel layers, with 20MP on the top layer and 4.9MP on each of the bottom two. This simultaneously reduces file size and increases resolution, making the camera faster and lowers the power consumption. This speed increase is also due to the third generation Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine, or TRUE III image processing engine. The processor is optimized for handling the complex image data recorded by the sensor and produces high quality imagery.

14mm f/4 Prime Lens

Equipped with a 14mm f/4 prime lens, this camera provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 21mm for super wide-angle shooting. Its maximum aperture of f/4 can be used to create separation of a subject from its background.

3.0" LCD Monitor

The dp0 features a 3.0" TFT LCD display with 920,000 pixels for shooting and reviewing your images. This monitor is also where you can change settings for your shooting needs and preferences.

RAW Image Capture

Full 14-bit RAW images can be captured with data for every pixel included, meaning 5424 x 3616 on the top layer, and 2712 x 1808 on the subsequent two pixel layers. You can also shoot with JPEG and produce images with resolutions as high as 7680 x 3296.

Full Exposure Control

Program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, and full manual modes are included for complete control over the look of your photographs. This gives you access to the ISO settings from 100-6400 in 1/3 steps and a shutter speed from 1/2000 sec all the way to 30 seconds. Additionally, there is exposure compensation available from -3 to +3 EV.

Auto and Manual Focusing

Contrast-detect autofocus is available with 9-points Select Mode in addition to Free Move Mode and Face Detection AF. Also, the lens itself has a focusing ring for manual focusing.

Color Modes

The camera features 11 different color modes for a variety of effects, including Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, and Custom.
UPC: 085126931520

Sigma dp0 Specs

Imaging
PixelsActual: 33 Megapixel
Effective: 29 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution5424 x 3616
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone
Lens
Focal Length14mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 21mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focus RangeNormal
7.09" to Infinity / 18.01 cm to Infinity
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Filter Size58 mm
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity100 to 6400
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 30 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Viewfinder and Monitor
Monitor Size3"
Monitor Resolution920,000 Dot
Monitor TypeFixed LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
WirelessNone
GPSNo
Physical
Battery1 x BP-51 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.3 x 2.6 x 5" / 16.1 x 6.7 x 12.6 cm
Weight17.6 oz / 499 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 6.8 x 6.6"
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