The new Sigma Quattro is the oddest camera since the last Sigma Quattro

Two years ago at CP+, Sigma unveiled the DP Quattro, a series of cameras with fixed lenses, APS-C sensors and a truly unique body design. This year, the company is using Japan’s biggest camera show to introduce the SD Quattro, a pair of mirrorless cameras with Sigma’s own lens mount, unusual sensors, and — yes — another far-out body design.

Both SD Quattro cameras use Sigma’s Foveon layered sensor technology, which is known for its high resolution, excellent color reproduction, and comparatively poor low light performance. The regular SD Quattro uses an APS-C sensor, but the higher-end SD Quattro H has an APS-H sensor, an uncommon size that sits somewhere between APS-C and full-frame and gives a 1.3x crop factor.

Both cameras also…

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