A few days ago, my Quattro arrived and I’ve already used the opportunity to take some snaps. The first shots aren’t very special but give me the chance to get a feeling for the camera. Better pictures will follow soon. Meanwhile, I can say that the camera feels much faster than the DP2 Merrill. The start-up time is shorter, autofocus faster and more accurate under low light and the X3F-files move more quickly to the memory card. At the moment I can’t tell you much about the camera’s battery life because I’ve only had to charge the batteries two times so far. The DP2Q’s highlight is the LCD-display. The new panel with a brighter backlight makes it easier to handle the camera in direct sunlight and it is a lot easier to judge the photos. The handgrip feels just as unusual as it appears in the photos. Taking pictures with one hand isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world, since you constantly have the feeling the camera might slip out of your hand because the center of mass is too far away from the right hand. The left hand under the lens, however, makes it right again.
Here are the first pictures I’ve taken with the new camera. 🙂