Not sure they've really demonstrated their premise, but Engadget is reporting that Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki wants you to concentrate on the sensor of the new dp2 Quattro and ignore the strange, futuristic, and somehow oddly appealing shape of the camera. Despite this, the dp2 Quattro appears to be getting a lot of attention because of the way it looks.
Which is not too surprisingly considering that image samples aren't easy to find yet.
You can find the specs of the new camera here.
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Mike Plews: "The idea of different resolutions for each color channel is interesting. In video we have been doing something a little like this for a long time. DVCPro25 took over much of the broadcast market with a 4:1:1 sample system and it looked quite good (I shot it for almost 10 years). I believe the idea was that if you let the green channel provide most of the resolution and allow the others to provide color information you would tie up much less bandwidth and still get a nice sharp image. It worked. I'm a content guy and not an engineer so please take my comment with a grain of salt. Talking tech stuff on a site with the readership as sharp as TOP's can lead one to unwittingly demonstrate the Warren Buffet adage 'you don't find out who is swimming naked until the tide goes out.'"
andy sheppard (partial comment): "Personally I don't only think it looks foul, but it seems to be the most inconvenient shape it could be."
Kalli (partial comment): "I'm pleased you call it appealing. I've always seen the shape of the DP series as appealing. These new Quattro ones are certainly unusual, but I still think they're good looking."
Hugh Crawford: "At last someone is selling something that looks like a real film camera. It sure looks like my old Brooks Veriwide / XLSW mutt or the various 'cameras' I built out of Mamyia 23 backs and bits of camera junk in the '80s. Really this reminds me so much of the Graflex XLSW with a 47mm super-angulon, the Brooks, and that Plaubel 69 Brooks clone that I wonder if someone at Sigma didn't consciously decide to make this look and handle like the traditional roll film camera that occupied that niche.
"That XLSW was one if the cameras I wish I had never sold. I think that if Sigma made cars they would be Citroëns."