After the shocking footage recorded in SC last Saturday I think this bill now has a better chance here in CO.
"They're not a huge group but we know what our customers want, and the dp0 is a perfect camera for them. So our first priority is to please our existing customers."
Indeed you do, I just pre-ordered a Sigma dp0 today...my 6th Sigma camera.
Long live Foveon & Sigma.
Thorgrem: "Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?"
No. Canon is still the joke of mirrorless.
* In Japan
tmawest: Nice! Anyone interested in a lightly used DP1 Quattro?
HowaboutRAW - I was not being entirely serious, I'll be waiting to see how the DP0 performs first ;)
This is a smart move since the GH3 and GH4 are popular with drone pilots. ESPN just used them on their drones for the Winter X-Games and the results were amazing.
D1N0: They are making it so unwieldy that it must be aimed at hipsters.
Not really, hipsters want cameras that take selfies and make creamy bokeh lattes.
Nice! Anyone interested in a lightly used DP1 Quattro?
qwertyasdf: This DP0 should really be the first DP camera they sellThe DP series is sensational in landscape and miserable in other thingsThe DP1 was never wide enough....
Next, pls make the lens available for other mirrorless cameras.
I agree. I've been shooting landscapes with the DP1 Merrill and now the DP1 Quattro and often wished they were wider. I've also wished the DP3 was a bit longer, around 90mm equiv. They answered that wish too with the new teleconverter.
Kekal B Hollow: best product of the year? sigma DP2Q...
When we're new to photography we often make decisions based on polls, marketing, the latest "must have" features and the gear that other photographers we admire are using.
Once we have gained experience and confidence we simply choose the right camera for our unique needs.
DVT80111: Where is the water bag?
I'm surprised it doesn't have a hydration reservoir since this appears to be a knock-off of the LowePro Photo Sport 200, which has one. I've have been hiking with the LowePro carrying two cameras and a large camelback for over a year without any problems. The camera compartment and hydration pocket are of course sealed off.
Quinbus: Wally Brooks is right. The DP's are in essence tiny studio/field cameras, best used on a tripod or monopod. For less than a thousand dollars (especially if you buy one of the Merrills, now going for cheap) you get images close to the quality of digital medium format that costs at least five times as much. True, you don't get interchangeable lenses, you have to put up with slow buffering and lots of other shortcomings. The DP's are still a lot easier to use than the 4x5's I once lugged around.
Sigma's marketing folks seem off base to me; they seem to want to sell these as carry-around street-snapping cameras, which they certainly aren't. Then again, remember how they tried to market the SD1 at a price of nearly ten thousand dollars?
Summary: The Sigma DP's are a niche product; if you aren't into studio/field photography, look elsewhere.
For many years prior to the Quattro the DP designs were as boring and anonymous as anything out there. They were criticized for being bland and unoriginal. And now they are criticized for being too original.
Yet they have always been lauded for having exceptional image quality. The more things change...
tmawest: I would have preferred a more compact hot shoe mounted EVF. I'm already using an attached Hoodman Loupe with my DP2 Quattro, which is a bit smaller and will likely remain a cheaper option than Sigma's loupe ($80US for the Hoodman).
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to shooting with the DP1 Quattro!
I'm using a 32GB 45MB/s SanDisk card and it takes about 4 seconds to record a RAW file (at least twice as fast as the Merrill). I tested continuous shooting and it took 21 shots before slowing down to write the files.
I recall seeing the Chinese made EVF for the DP somewhere, but I think the resolution was quite low – not that it would need a lot of detail to compose a shot.
I would have preferred a more compact hot shoe mounted EVF. I'm already using an attached Hoodman Loupe with my DP2 Quattro, which is a bit smaller and will likely remain a cheaper option than Sigma's loupe ($80US for the Hoodman).
Jim Brandenburg has posted a blog article on the new D800. He's used it for a month now. Great perspective on the new camera from a master photographer.
R Laing: Where is the viewfinder?
It has a viewfinder... as stated in the intro above.