Sigma has announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fpand the company wants to impress the market with the claim that it is the "smallest and lightest" full-frame mirrorless camera in the world.
The fp is designed as a "pocketable full-frame" camera and has a size of 4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78 inches, but still offers a 24.6-megapixel 35-mm full-frame sensor. (For comparison: Sony & # 39; s RX100 VI, which has a 1-inch sensor, is only marginally smaller at 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches.)
Despite the small size of the body, you still have to attach a lens to it. Considering the size of most full-frame lenses, this means that you have a somewhat awkward weight to balance, but the reducing form factor of the FP looks pretty impressive.
From a shooting perspective, the fp supports an ISO range of 100-25600, offers a 49-point autofocus system, and features electronic image stabilization. It can also record full 4K video. Sigma also trades in the mechanical shutter in favor of an electronic shutter, which according to him should also ensure quieter shots.
The fp is also the first camera from Sigma to use Leica L-mount lens standard, for which Sigma also announced three new lenses next to the fp to work with a variety of existing Canon and Sigma lenses using an adapter.
The first version of the fp offers a Bayer sensor, not the Foveon sensors that Sigma usually uses, although PetaPixel notes that the company teased that a version of the Foveon sensor is also planned for the future.
Despite the small size, the camera still offers all the ports and options that you would expect from a full-frame camera: there is a 3.2-inch touch screen (which captures most of the back of the camera), an SD card slot, HDMI port and support for external flash synchronization, microphone, headphones and external shutter button. However, you will not find an electronic viewfinder.
The Sigma-fp will appear later this fall, but no price has been announced yet.