The DP0 sports a fixed 14mm F4 lens (21mm, 35mm equivalent). All other features will be identical to the previous models in the lineup.
The DP0 incorporates a 29-megapixel APS-C-sized Foveon X3 Quattro image sensor. The Quattro sensor features a proprietary three-layer design meant to replicate how film emulsions capture red, green and blue light. Working in tandem, these three layers create Sigma’s equivalent of a 39-megapixel image, and Sigma’s True III image processor crunches the data to output an image that the company claims delivers truer-to-life colors and more realistic images than competing sensor designs.
Beyond the sensor, the DP0 delivers 14-bit RAW image capture and a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400. The body design marries a thin, panoramic frame with a prominent grip that extends from the back of the camera, giving the DP0 a particularly distinctive look.
Pricing and availability on the DP0 were not announced.
Sigma also announced a new member of its Art lens family. The new 24mm F1.4 Art lens is designed for full-frame DSLRs. It features nine rounded aperture blades and a maximum magnification of 1:5.3. The minimum focusing distance is 9.8 inches.
The lens incorporates both “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass and Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass in 15 elements in 11 groups. According to Sigma, this construction minimizes chromatic aberration of magnification especially in the edge of the image field.
By placing aspherical elements in the rear of the lens, Sigma said it was able to improve performance when shooting wide open, keeping distortion, flare and chromatic aberration to a minimum.
A full-time manual focusing mechanism lets you switch into manual focusing during autofocus by rotating the lens ring.
Pricing and availability for the new 24mm Art Lens were not announced.
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