For the longest time, photographers have always followed the same one body, multiple lens approach to things. Granted there are always instances where multiple bodies with a multitude of lenses have been used but it’s never been a body purpose built of a particular focal length. Sigma have always been outside the realms of normalcy with things like their Foveon sensors and now with their brand new camera lineup, the dp, they’ve done it again.
The dp series consists of 3 fixed focal length cameras of 19mm, 30mm and 50mm respectively (at 1.5x crop thats 28mm 45mm and 75mm on a 35mm sensor). Each of the cameras shares the same body and brings out the best in each lens. Sigma have said that it works best when you have all 3 with you and select as needed for your perfect shot.
What’s special with the new dp lineup is that they feature the brand new Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor with a 39MP equivalent ultrahigh resolution with a lower data consumption as well as the signature lack of lowpass or colour filter, making every pixel un-interpolated and complete leading to outstanding colour information.
There are no details on price or availability at the moment, but I’ll be very interested to see where this will slot in to existing photographers workflows and if it would be viable to have 3 of the bodies at one go.