Sigma Offers ‘Try Before You Buy’ Program for Its DP2 Quattro Camera


Sigma raised some eyebrows when they announced their upcoming DP Quattro cameras with their new Foveon Sensor and… unique… design. But even with eyebrows raised, at $1,000, the overhead for investing in this new and interesting tech might be a bit steep for some.

In hopes of convincing these people that the camera is worth the investment, Sigma has announced a new “Try Before You Buy” program that will put the funky looking shooter in the hands of at least a few curious souls.

The new “Try Before You Buy” program is open to a limited number of photographers who want to get their hands on the 45mm equivalent DP2 Quattro camera without having to drop the money right off the bat.


Honestly, there’s not much to it other than that, but the program still piqued our interest. It shows that the company has faith in their new camera… so much so that they’re willing to hand it out to people to try and trust that the camera’s advanced sensor tech will do the marketing for Sigma from that point on.

If you’re out of the loop as to what sets the DP2 apart, you can check out our previous coverage. And if you’d like to try and get your hands on one of these strange-looking cameras during the limited program, click here for more details.

(via SLRLounge)

  • Toby Hawkins

    ‘As always’ US only offer :(.

  • James

    I’m struggling to understand how this is a “Try before you buy” program, when they charge the full cost of the camera to your credit card before they send it to you.

  • Kynikos

    Just typical sloppy Petapixel.

    At least the headline wasn’t “Stupendous Sigma offer Dramatic Deal to Perceptive Photographers”, you know, how they hype all the galleries of crummy photographers.

  • Ron Greer

    Should be called ‘just buy it’. why wouldn’t I just order from B&H or Adorama, where one always get a 30 day return policy.

  • juniper_shade

    I went out and bought the Merrill because of this new design. Foveon peaked my interest way back in the early 2000’s. When I heard they changed the fundamentals I got the Merrill to satisfy my curiosity, turns out it’s freakin awesome! I get that they want to make this comfortable to hold but it’s just not a hand held camera; with slow autofocus, no image stabilization and poor high iso performance, plus amazing IQ that captures the slightest camera shake, this thing screams tripod. The next iteration should really have a tilting screen and a remote release of some sort…
    Btw, i got my DP2 Merrill for $500 :D

  • Chang He

    A three week loan wherein they charge you for the camera first, and then credit you on return? This is actually not quite as good as Amazon’s or B&H’s return policy.

  • Toby Hawkins

    I’m sorry in advance for my pedantry.

    *piqued (unless you actually did mean you’re less interested in foveon now than you used to be).

    That aside, I essentially agree :).

  • Devon Burns

    Even less, it’s 5 days, expected back on the seventh day, with included 2-day shipping label enclosed. Doesn’t really make anyone want to jump it after paying full price anyways.

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  • DafOwen

    Not actually Petapixel’s fault this time – SIgma’s E-mail specifically called it : “Sigma test Shoot – Try before you buy”
    Then the $999 was only mentioned on the website not the mail.

  • kenyee

    How did you get it for 500? It seems a bit overpriced at 1000, but for 500….

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