While it might be best known for being a leading third-party lens producer, Sigma has also had a constant, low-key presence within the camera market. Sigma’s latest line-up of interchangeable-lens cameras, the Sd Quattro and Sd Quattro H, offer superb ima
In line with Sigma’s dedication to optical excellence, Sigma’s SD Quattro camera is a new mirrorless model that leverages the power of high-quality lenses. Boasting a Foveon sensor that uses the lightabsorption properties of silicon, the Sigma SD Quattro offers an excellent image quality. Unlike conventional designs that place filters in front of the sensor, the SD Quattro’s inner eye interprets colours by recognizing their different energy levels — or, more practically, how different coloured light penetrates the sensor to different depths. As a result, at base ISO, its resolution and colour-capture are fantastic, surpassing the imagery of APS-C Bayer CMOS sensors, and even surpassing some full-frame Bayer CMOS sensors by a whisker. The mirrorless Sigma SD Quattro H camera wields a 25.5MP Foveon XD Quattro sensor that captures light and perceives colour dif ferently to conventional cameras and is thus capable of producing files with much higher levels of detail than you’d expect from the same number of megapixels. The ‘H’ in the camera’s name refers to the use of an APS-H sensor, which is 30 per cent larger than an APS-C, with a 1.35x crop. The Quattro H has a dust- and splashresistant magnesium alloy body, and is backed by a 1.62M-dot LCD rear screen. Plus, with a full-depth SA mount, the mirrorless camera is compatible with more than 39 lenses — meaning that the Quattro H possibly has the widest choice of ownbrand lenses compared with any other mirrorless camera. For more information, please visit your local photographic retailer.
SIGMA SD QUATTRO H Incredible image detail
SIGMA SD QUATTRO Not your conventional camera
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