Sigma Announces the fp, the World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Sigma has freshly announced their new camera, which is officially “the world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’ camera.” It also records 4K video.

As well as announcing three much-anticipated lenses, the company unveiled their new L-mount Sigma fp. It had previously been announced that an L-mount camera was coming, but the specifications are largely a surprise. The camera measures just 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm and weighs only 370 g (422 g with the battery and SD card inserted). The mechanical shutter was left out, helping to further reduce its overall weight.

The Sigma FP is loaded with a backlit 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor, the first time the company has ventured from Foveon sensors. It comes complete with 24.6 effective megapixels.

Being Sigma’s first camera to shoot video, it shoots up to 4K 24 fps 12-bit CinemaDNG. There’s a dedicated Cine mode which allows you to use a variety of special functions inspired by professional cinema cameras. There’s even a heat sink between the LCD and camera body, despite the camera’s tiny size.

As for still image capabilities, it features an electronic shutter, meaning quiet shooting is possible. The burst mode can handle up to 18 fps. In regards to ISO, users can expect 100 to 25,600. It’s expandable, and in this case, it goes from ISO 6 to ISO 102,400.

Finally, it also includes a 3.2-inch 2.1M-dot touchscreen, SD card slot, HDMI port, flash sync port, mic and headphone ports, USB 3.1 port, and remote shutter port.

You can expect the fp in fall of this year. Check out the video for more.

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Rob Davis's picture

I think the word you’re looking for is “basic.”

Barrie Grieve's picture

This is going to be the perfect partner to the upcoming FF Foveon camera next year or if you went that route a Panasonic S1R, small enough to fit in the corner of you camera bag and uses the same lenses as your main camera. Personally I don't like shooting video and my phone is good enough for me most of the time but this has grabbed my attention. Plus, if the FF Foveon camera looks remotely like this (scaled up for a bigger battery, Foveons are power hungry) I'm DEFINITELY getting it to replace my clunky old SD1 Merrill.

Gilmour Dickson's picture

Shame about the flash sync speed.... 1/30th. Idiosyncratic and interesting Sigma

Jonathon Rusnak's picture

I suppose balance was out of the question in the design meetings.

Jonathon Rusnak's picture

Did anyone ask for smaller? Who are all these limp wrist ninnies out there designing smaller cameras? It's completely ridiculous. You lose nearly all the ergonomics of having an actual body attached to a lens. Chimp for life.

Spy Black's picture

I dunno, I suppose if you know how to handle gear, you know how to properly balance it. I shoot with a 300mm f/4.5 Ai Nikkor and 400mm Sigma APO Macro on an Olympus E-M10 Mk II, a camera roughly the same size as this Sigma, and I don't have any issues handling the gear.

Jonathon Rusnak's picture

A smaller body isn't a feature when your glass weighs three times as much.

Spy Black's picture

Let's see you change the lens on that RX1...