The Next Generation of Compact Cameras
  • Fixed 30mm 2.8 Lens specifically designed for sensor
  • Newly designed Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor with 30% resolution gain from Merrill generation
  • Improved optics, ISO performance, image processing and design 
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Redesigned in every aspect, including the sensor, engine, lens and body, the dp Quattro Compact Camera series embodies Sigma’s philosophy of creating cameras that produce works of art. The dp2 is the first camera in the new Quattro series to be released, with a dp1 and dp3 Quattro to follow. The dp2 is stocked with a fixed 30mm 2.8 standard lens designed specifically and lined up perfectly with its new Foveon X3 Quattro sensor to create exceptional images. Renowned for unmatched image quality, the Foveon image sensor is Sigma’s proprietary technology which captures transmitted light in a vertical 3 layer sensor with dedicated layers to Red, Green and Blue. The only one of its kind, the Foveon sensor produces full bodied images, rich in tone, gradation, and texture with a 3D feel to them. The new Foveon X3 Quattro offers an even higher level of image purity with an increase in resolution to the previous Foveon sensor, sure to bring about new experiences in your photography.  The dp2 Quattro was designed and created for true artistic endeavors and also touts improved processing speed, autofocus performance and better high ISO capabilities than its Merrill predecessors.

Tech Specs


 dp2 Quattro
Focal Length30mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

Approx 45mm
Lens F numberF2.8-16
Number of Diaphragm Blades9 Blades
Lens Construction8 Elements in 6 Groups
Shooting Range

LIMIT Mode (For Macro, Portrait and Scenery)

Maximum Magnification Shooting1:7.6
Dimensions6.4in (W)x2.6in (H)x3.2in (D)/ 161.4mm (W)x67mm (H)x81.6mm (D)
Weight13.9 oz/395g (without battery or memory card)


Image SensorFoveon X3 Direct Image Sensor (CMOS)
Image Sensor Size23.5x15.7mm
Color Photo Detectors

Effective Pixels: Approx 29MP

T(Top): 5424x3616/ M(Middle): 2712x1808/ B(Bottom): 2712x1808

Total Pixels: Appprox 33MP

Storage MediaSD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
File FormatLossless compression RAW data (14-bit), JPEG (EXIF2.3), RAW+JPEG
Aspect Ratio21:9、16:9、3:2、4:3、1:1
Number of Recording PixelsRAWHIGHT:5,424×3,616 / M:2,712×1,808 / B:2,712×1,808
LOWT:2,704×1,808 / M:2,704×1,808 / B:2,704×1,808

JPEG [21:9]

SUPER-HIGH  7,680×3,296
HIGH  5,424×2,328
LOW  2,704×1,160
 JPEG [16:9]  SUPER-HIGH  7,680×4,320
HIGH  5,424×3,048
LOW  2,704×1,520
JPEG [3:2]   SUPER-HIGH  7,680×5,120
HIGH  5,424×3,616
LOW  2,704×1,808
JPEG [4:3]SUPER-HIGH  6,816×5,120
JPEG [1:1]SUPER-HIGH5,120×5,120
ISO SensitivityISO100~ISO6400 (1/3 steps for appropriate sensitivity), AUTO: High limit, low limit setting is possible between ISO100~ISO6400. When using with flash, it changes depending on the low limit setting.
White Balance10 types (Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom)
Color Mode11 types (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)
Auto Focus TypeContrast Detection Type
AF Point9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large.) Face Detection AF mode
Focus LockShutter release halfway-down position (AF lock can be done by AE lock button from menu setting)
Manual FocusFocus Ring Type
Metering SystemsEvaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Control System(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Exposure Compensation±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
AE LockAE lock button
Auto BracketingAppropriate, under, over; 1/3EV steps up to ±3EV for appropriate exposure
Shutter speed1/2000* - 30sec. (*Depending on the aperture value, shutter speed changes)
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self Timer (2sec. /10sec.) Interval timer
LCD Monitor TypeTFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size3.0 inches
LCD PixelsApprox. 920,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor Language

English/ Japanese/ German/ French/ Spanish/Italian/ Chinese (Simplified)/

Chinese (Traditional)/ Korean/ Russian/ Nederlands/ Polski/ Português/

Dansk/ Svenska/ Norsk/ Suomi
InterfacesUSB / Cable Release Switch
PowerLi-ion Battery Pack BP-51, Battery Charger BC-51, AC Adapter SAC-6 (with DC Connector CN-21) (Optional)