Sigma’s Quattro Camera is One Really Strange Looking Camera
Sigma is turning camera design on its head with its new DP Quattro line. On show for the first time at CP+, the line showcases cameras that are similar to the Merrills, in terms of specifications, such as fixed 19mm, 30mm, and 50mm f/2.8 lenses paired with Sigma’s unique Foveon APS-C sensor. However, the manner in which the cameras have been designed is radically different.
The DP Quattro’s body itself is extremely thin and elongated, ending in a grip that actually extends beyond the rear of the camera. Overall, the camera looks strikingly minimalist and reduced to the bare essentials.
According to Sigma, the design has been based on feedback from DP Merill customers who feel that the blocky form factor wasn’t comfortable enough.
While we are not sure whether or not this will change the manner in which other manufacturers are designing cameras, it is a refreshing departure from the usual. How ergonomically efficient the Quattros prove to be is something that remains to be seen. At any rate, the DP Quattros will always be a niche product.Tags: Sigma, Unusual, design, DP Quattro, DP Merrill, strange, ergonomics