New Sigma ‘fp’: the Smallest Full-frame Camera in the World
Sigma surprises with the newest ‘baby’: Sigma ‘fp’
Will it be enough for Dental Photography enthusiasts? This ‘L’ system camera can really mess with the market, as it seems really interesting. Let’s have a closer look.
Sigma ‘fp’ is the smallest and the lightest (113 x 70 x 45 mm, 370 g) available full-frame system camera. But make no mistake, this little “toy” has much more to offer.
Its body is a real photographic devil. It has 24,6-mil BSI CMOS sensor with traditional Bayer filter which will let us work in ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. It can be expanded up to ISO 6-102400. We’re curious of photographs taken with the lowest expanded sensitivity.
Interestingly, the Sigma ‘fp’ has no mechanical snapshot – only electronic one. Thanks to this feature the serial mode has 18 frames/second speed (unfortunately with only 12 RAW photos in one series) and autofocus senstitive up to -5V.
The system is based unfortunately on contrast detection, but Sigma’s access to DFD technology – thanks to their cooperation with Panasonic – promises it shoud be working well. Additionally we get the face and eye detection system.
Your camera, just how you like it
The newest Sigma is not only about its size and specification. The producer introduces the ‘fp’ camera as a breakthrough and a totally new level of freedom for its users. What does it mean? In the near future you will be able to buy accessories and modules, like: grips, a viewfinder for LCD screen, handles for lamps with hot stands or even an electronic viewfinder.
What can we find in the newest body? A wide range of color presets, also with special filters to obtain similar effect to the one with the LUT boards, and with the possibility to control the intensity of each effect. We will also get the Auto HDR mode, working in the photographic mode as well, and possibility to create cinemagraphs.
The body is also dust- and waterproof.
Size Comparison: Sigma fp vs Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic
- Body type, rangefinder-style mirrorless
- Max resolution, 6072 x 4056 px
- Effective pixels 24,5 Mp, 24,6 Mp
- Sensor size, Full Frame (35,9 x 24 mm)
- Sensor type, BSI CMOS
- ISO: Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 6-102400)
- Lens mount, Leica L
- Screen size, 3.2″
- Manual exposure mode, Yes
- Storage types, SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Connectivity, microHDMI, Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 (USB-C)
- Weight (inc. batteries), 370 g
- Dimensions, 112,6 x 69,9 x 445,3 mm
Sigma ‘fp’ price and availability
The newest Sigma will be available this autumn, but its price is yet unknown. We’ll keep you posted!
For more information you can visit sigmaphoto.com