Overnight, Sigma Corporation released details of the Sigma fp, which fits a 24.6 megapixel 36 x 24 mm sensor into a truly pocketable interchangeable-lens body.
The new Sigma fp camera body, shown without a lens. (Source: Sigma Corporation.)
The Sigma fp camera, shown with the new Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens, which was also announced overnight. (Source: Sigma Corporation.)
The fp is Sigma’s first camera to come the Leica-designed L-Mount, which allows the use of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories from Sigma or other brands as well as a variety of attachments. It features an intuitive user interface that enables users to slip between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger. With overall dimensions of 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3mm and body weight of 370 grams, without battery and card, the Sigma fp claims to be the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera. It employs a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels for high-quality images. The compact body of the camera is covered on the front and back sides with die-cast aluminum alloy for its superior robustness and thermal conductivity. Sealing is applied at 42 points for a dust- and splash-proof structure, making it usable in all types of environments. The fp boasts a fully electronic shutter and claims a continuous frame rate of up to 18 frames/second. New ‘TONE’ and ‘COLOR’ buttons provide a quick access to each of the tone control and colour mode menus. The Sigma fp supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording and 4K UHD/24fps to the memory card. It also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos. A USB 3.1 (Gen 1) port allows smooth data transmission to an external recording unit. Interval shooting is available. The new camera also includes a built-in microphone and monaural speaker.
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