Sigma has announced the fp, its first full-frame camera, in a lightweight, portable design that uses the L-mount standard.
Calling it the ‘world’s smallest and lightest’ full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp boasts a 24.6-megapixel BSI-CMOS Bayer sensor. The fp lives up to its claim to be the smallest, measuring just 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3mm and weighing in at just 370g.
The body design is also sealed along 42 points and is dust- and splash-proof.
The Sigma fp also appears to be a capable video camera as well, supporting 12-bit 4K UHD at 24fps CinemaDNG external recording.
The fp also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos.
The Sigma fp offers a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600, which you can expand to ISO 6 to 102,400. Its AF system is contrast detection, and the fp can focus down to -5EV in low light conditions.
For sports and action photographers, the Sigma fp’s electronic shutter is also capable of capturing an impressive 18 frames per second.
Sigma has also introduced some interesting shooting modes. Along with the usual colour modes Sigma has given the fp a Teal and Orange mode, inspired by the common Hollywood colour grading technique. What’s more, each mode gives users the option to adjust the strength of the effect via a slider in the menu option.
The Sigma fp also brings tone curve and Fill Light adjustments available in-camera. Tone and Colour buttons on the body offer direct access to these mode menus.
Other modes include Auto HDR, which soots three frames for stills and two for video, all at once to merge into a single image or video. There’s also a Cinemagraph function in-camera.
Using the L-Mount, the Sigma fp will be compatible with a wide range of lenses. Sigma also plans to release a slew of accessories alongside the fp, include the LVF-11 viewfinder, a base plate, handgrips, flash, hotshoe unit and more.
Sigma fp Price & Release Date
The Sigma fp price tag will be revealed at a later date; however, the company has said the Sigma fp release date is scheduled for the autumn.