New: Sigma dp1 Quattro camera, three lenses and two teleconverters

Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera

Sigma announced a new dp1 Quattro camera:

  • 29MP Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS Image Sensor
  • TRUE III Image Processing Engine
  • 19mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent: 28mm)
  • 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD Screen
  • ISO Range: 100-6400 in 1/3 Steps
  • RAW Image Capture
  • Max RAW Resolution of 5,424 x 3,616
  • Contrast Detection Autofocus
  • Manual Focus Ring
  • P/S/A/M Exposure Control

Sigma  150-600mm f:5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports

Sigma 150-600mm f:5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens

Sigma 18-300mm f:3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lens

There are also three new Sigma lenses (previously leaked here, see US pricing info):

Sigma  TC-2001 2x teleconverter. Sigma TC-1401 1.4x teleconverter
Sigma also announced two new teleconverters: TC-1401 1.4x and TC-2001 2x.

Here are the detailed specifications:

150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony A Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony A
Format Compatibility Full-frame Full-frame APS-C
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 150-600mm (APS-C: 225-900mm; Canon APS-C: 240-960mm) 150-600mm (APS-C: 225-900mm; Canon APS-C: 240-960mm) 18-300mm (APS-C: 27-450mm; Canon APS-C: 28.8-480mm)
Maximum Aperture f/5-6.3 f/5-6.3 f/3.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22 f/22
Angle of View 16.4-4.1° 16.4-4.1° 76.5-5.4°
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.2' / 2.8m 8.5' / 2.6m 1.3' / 39cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5 1:5 1:3
Lens Construction 20 elements in 14 groups 24 elements in 16 groups 17 elements in 13 groups
Diaphragm Blades Not specified by manufacturer 9, rounded 7, rounded
Filter Ring Diameter 95mm 105mm 72mm
Dimensions 4.1 x 10.2" / 105 x 260.1mm 4.8 x 11.4" / 121 x 290.2mm 3.1 x 4.0" / 79.0 x 101.5mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer 6.3lb / 2.9kg 1.3lb / 585g


TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter TC-2001 2x Teleconverter
Lens Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
Lens Construction 7 elements in 5 groups 10 elements in 5 groups
Magnification 1.4x 2x
Light Loss 1 stop 2 stops
Dimensions 2.7 x 1.0" / 69.8 x 25mm 2.7 x 1.9" / 69.8 x 48.9mm
Weight 6.7oz / 190g 10.2oz / 290g
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  • Michal Rosa

    Just how long will it take you to lean that “raw” is not an acronym and it’s not “RAW” but simply raw?

    • Global

      “Just how long will it take you to lean that..” Lean? Wow, someone should have been slapped more as a child. lol Just a heads up, a “.RAW” format does exist. Not that it matters. Being a living language (not a dead language like Latin), grammar rules are open to dialect and local usage. In American Web English, its considered rude to use all caps in a full sentence, but its perfectly acceptable to use all caps to emphasize a phrase or key word (and in fact, in the 1800s and prior it was quite common to do exactly the same thing with the first letter of all sorts of Nouns given special Meanings by the People using the Nouns and therefore represents a partial regression to older English with a modern twist). In this case, its just a visual indicator of whatever raw formats are possible (since there are probably more than 20 different RAW formats), the same way many people write “jpeg” or “.JPEG” instead of “JPEG.” Certainly no less offensive than misspelling “learn” or skipping comas, as you do.

      Oh — not to mention that those parts were copied from the source to directly convey the specifications. Its not like the Admin wrote them himself. *five across the eyes* 😛

      • Michal Rosa

        No you genius. There is no “RAW” format. There is Sigma’s raw image is called X3F. There is no “RAW”. Raw is a description, not an acronym.

        JPEG on the other hand, my anonymous friend, is an acronym. Check your facts.

        • I copied & pasted it from B&H website, I was too busy with the D750 to write my own text. Will fix it tomorrow when I wake up. Not a big deal anyway, I think we all here get the idea.

          • John Doe

            Yeah we get the idea…that you misled the public! Haha just kidding

          • like I said, everybody that visits this website knows what raw is

        • Academic

          Your “fact” is sourced from Wikipedia, a non-scholarly reference to say the least.

        • Zos Xavius

          Surely your time must be more valuable than this.

      • LoveNerds

        We all love a know-it-all. American “culture” huh?

    • dgr

      Nothing better to do with your time?

    • Kynikos

      Same for “troll”.
      But you knew that already.

  • Bernard Giroux

    What’s the difference in practice terms with these lenses?

    • TinusVerdino

      Well they were announced today. How much experience do you think people have had with both these lenses?

    • JvC

      One is said to have a more complex optical design and is WR, while the other is a lighter, with a less complicated optical design, and will not be WR.

  • Global

    Competition is good — but copy-catting without improvement is completely useless and a total waste of the industry. If the Sigma isn’t better than the Tamron at 400, 500, and 600mm then it shouldn’t even exist. But if its sharper and better at those lengths — then combined with the Sigma firmware updater mount, it could be a better investment than the Tamron.

    On the other hand, if its just the same weak 150-500 with extra length attached in a shiny new paint-job, then it can go away and properly should have been a lighter, shorter 300-600mm f/4-5.6 ART lens. The main problem being that this type of third-party market share fight only forces manufacturers to cut corners, use inferior parts, in order to compete on price. I really, really hope Sigma stuck to its new high-quality positioning and that “Contemporary” doesn’t mean the opposite of “Art” in this case.

    Looking forward to the reviews!

    • rudigar88

      A 300-600 f/4-5.6 would be heavier than a 150-600 f/5-6.3. And why would they brand a super telephoto Art?

  • Gloabl

    I like the way B&H presents the Quattro — price not yet available… but shipping… a CONFIDENT $5.55. 🙂

    Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera
    Price not yet available

    B&H # SIDP1Q
    New Item, Available for pre-order
    Shipping: $5.55

  • Ms.KrystalMeth

    Sigma Executives…Let’s make this ugly camera, even more uglier.

    • alfredo_tomato

      I don’t know of many who’d spend extra for that viewfinder. A simple OVF would suffice.

  • IGiveUp

    Seriously, the 18-300 is announced in K mount, but the 150-600 is not? Do they believe that pentax users are gigazoom groupies???

  • enonymouse

    For better or worse pentax cameras are most likely considered niche or otherwise persona nongratis by most of the camera equipment makers. That is not to say they are inferior i feel that is more of a failure on the part of pentax’s parent company to show any real intent to make itself a major player in the dslr market. Their recent medium format is great step in that direction. Sony’s recent agrre d ive moves just proves that there is still plenty of room for competition if the desire to do so is there

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