The Sigma dp2 Quattro has just been introduced to the Belgian retailer PCH by two well-known figures from the Foveon crew.
PCH had the opportunity to make side-by-side comparisons, using large-size prints, between the Quattro and the Pentax 645Z, a medium-format camera announced in April 2014 and utilizing a 51.4-MP CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.8mm).
They say (translated from French):
When it comes to sheer image quality and sharpness, the Quattro looked equal to this 51-MP medium-format camera.
There is more to total image quality than just sharpness and tonality, but it is an impressive and promising statement nonetheless.
Compared to prints from the Nikon D800 (E?), the dp2 Quattro’s had better micro-contrast, and better uniformity across the frame with the help of its optimized lens-sensor combo.
PCH still expects to receive the first dp2Q units in late June.
[Source: Facebook post, in French]