Sigma announces fp - world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital full-frame camera

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Sigma has announced the Sigma fp, the world's smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. The new body uses the L-Mount, and marks the first Sigma body to be produced with the full-frame mount following last year's announcement of the Panasonic, Leica and Sigma alliance. 

The SIGMA fp features a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor (not the Foveon sensors the company is known for) with 24.6 effective megapixels. By existing L-mount standards the fp is very compact, 113x70x45mm and a weight of 370 grams. There's also a 3.2-inch, 2.1M-dot touchscreen, SD card slot, HDMI port, flash sync port, mic and headphone ports, and a remote shutter port.

Covered with die-cast aluminum alloy, the SIGMA fp features sealing on 42 points for a dust and splashproof design. With a fully electronic shutter, the camera shoots 14-bit DNG RAW files at a burst rate of 18 fps for up to 12 shots.

Video specs are also impressive. The SIGMA fp supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording (and later internal playing of CinemaDNG via firmware update) and 4K UHD/24fps recording. It also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos. Output is managed by USB3.1(GEN1). Sigma have also included a heatsink to manage temperature when shooting for extended periods.

A number of accessories are also planned for the fp, including a hot shoe, LCD viewfinder, handgrips and more. The camera is designed to be modular and easily adapted for stills or video work.

The new camera is expected to be available from September onwards this year, with Sigma teasing that a 20MP fovean sensor version of the fp is also in the works. For more, check out the Sigma website here. 

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