After a few months of anticipation, Sigma has finally revealed pricing and ordering details for the sd Quattro Mirrorless Digital Camera, EF-630 Electronic Flash, FD-11 Flash Dock, and more. Sigma’s first foray into the mirrorless world leverages the power of its unique 29MP QPS-C Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor and Dual TRUE III Image Processing Engine to create images with outstanding color fidelity and resolution. The camera also sports a Sigma SA mount, making it compatible with almost all of the company’s optics, including those from the well-regarded Art, Sports, and Contemporary lines. Alongside this camera is the EF-630 Electronic Flash, which will be available for Sigma, Nikon, and Canon cameras.
Among these new announcements is an sd Quattro Lens Kit, which bundles the camera with the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for a sharp, lightweight, and fast system. The 30mm lens provides a normal equivalent focal length of about 45mm, and its fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 makes it an excellent choice for low-light imaging and creating shallow depth of field. Also, Sigma has revealed the PG-41 Power Grip, which holds up to two additional batteries in addition to the one in the camera, providing triple the shooting time without having to charge up. The dust- and splash-proof grip even enables full-fledged vertical shooting, thanks to the addition of an on/off button, two command dials, an AF/AEL button, and a function button, as well as a shutter release. Additionally, the BP-61 Li-Ion Battery, BC-61 Battery Charger, and SAC-7 AC Adapter have been revealed as replacements or extras for the sd Quattro.
Sigma’s new flagship flash, the EF-630, is powerful and capable of covering focal lengths ranging from 24-200mm on full-frame cameras, as well as 17mm when the built-in diffusion panel is used. It has full bounce functionality with tilt from -7 to 90° and 360° of rotation. Along with this, it has full TTL functionality and wireless slave capabilities and has a modeling light function and AF assist beam. In addition to these features, it supports high-speed sync with select cameras and is compatible with the FD-11 Flash USB Dock so users can install their own firmware updates.