Sigma is better known for its range of acclaimed lenses, but the brand isn’t a total stranger to making cameras and has released many in the past, including models like the dp3. However, Sigma has taken the industry by surprise after announcing the development of the Sigma fp – the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera.
Sigma introduces the fp camera…
So what exactly is this camera all about? Well, to start with, the fp is built around a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor, which serves up 24.6-megapixel of resolution. The fp uses Sigma’s L-mount, which was developed in partnership with Panasonic and Leica, but you can also use an adapter to pair the tiny camera with Canon EF glass too, should you wish.
Capable of shooting stills and video, the fp features 24-megapixels of resolution.
As mentioned, this is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera in the world, measuring just 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and tipping the scales at only 370g, making it pocket-friendly. Despite the small size, the camera is made from die-cast aluminum alloy and features an impressive 42-weather-sealing points.
The full-frame Sigma fp weighs just 370g.
There’s a speedy burst rate of 18 frames per second and the electronic shutter provides silent shooting, which will be of interest to street and wedding photographers who don’t wish to attract attention. The fp’s autofocus system offers 49-AF points and the touch-sensitive LCD measures 3.15-inches.
The Sigma fp is a modular camera and there are a number of accessories and additions that can be paired with the main body, including an Electronic Viewfinder, hand grip options and a hotshoe mount. The native ISO ceiling of 25600, which can be expanded up to 102400 and images and video are recorded to an SD card slot.
With a modualr design, the fp can be paired with accessories like an EVF or handgrip.
Talking of video, the Sigma fp has a lot to offer in this area, too and can support 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording, capturing 4K UHD footage 24fps, along with supporting ALL-I recording which Sigma explains is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos. Scheduled for release in autumn, no price information has currently been released.