Japanese photography brand Sigma has announced that the Sigma fp, the “world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera”, is now available to buy – and at a price that looks highly competitive.
The eagerly awaited pocket-sized camera will cost $1,899 body-only in the US, and £1,999 in the UK – that works out at around AU$3,600, but we’re still waiting for official price confirmation in Australia.
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That price puts the Sigma fp on a par with full-frame models from established mirrorless brands, such as the Sony Alpha A7 III, as well as relative newcomers like the Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R.
Don’t forget the accessories
The camera has a 24.6 megapixel Bayer full-frame sensor, and boasts impressive video specs – it’s able to record 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW video at 4K/24p to an external recorder via its USB 3.1 port.
Sigma has adopted a modular system for the fp, with users able to add features such as a hot shoe, viewfinder and a bigger handgrip to suit their shooting style and optimize the camera for stills or video.
Sigma hasn’t disclosed the price of the nine optional accessories that go with the new camera, but it’s worth keeping the potential extra outlay in mind if you’re weighing up buying the fp.
While the specs are impressive, it’s clear that for Sigma, size matters. At 370g, the Sigma fp is very light indeed, and at just 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm, Sigma claims it’s the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera.
The Sigma fp is the company’s first camera since the Sigma SD Quattro H back in 2017, and it’s notable for making use of a traditional Bayer filter rather than the company’s own Foveon sensor technology, although reports have suggested it’s still planning on a Foveon-sensor L-mount full-frame camera in 2020.
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Via Digital Camera World