Sigma is claiming the title of the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera with their new Sigma fp, and they just might be right. The fp only measures 4.43 inches x 2.75 inches x 1.78 inches and weighs a meagre 422 grams with the battery included. Sigma designed the fp to be a “pocketable full-frame” camera, which means it offers a 35mm full-frame sensor.
You do still have to add a lens to the camera, which may make slipping it into a pocket difficult. Regardless, the small camera can more than make up for any inconvenience with its image quality.
The fp has a 49-point autofocus system and offers a 100 to 25,600 ISO range and electronic image stabilization. It shoots full 4K video at 24fps and has quiet shooting thanks to its electronic shutter. The fp also marks the first time that Sigma has made a camera capable of using Leica’s L-mount lens as standard. Sigma also announced three new lenses for this mount.
Other lenses from Canon and Sigma can be used thanks to a special adapter. This mounting system allows fp to use a wide range of different lenses, making it a go-to camera for just about any requirements.
The fp also has an Auto HDR function that allows for multiple pictures to be taken in succession. You can also create what Sigma is calling “cinemagraphs” with the fp. Cinemagraphs are animated GIFs that are images that fall between still photos and full-fledged video. Finally, the fp offers Face/Eye detection and focus peaking.
The back of the fp features a 3.2-inch touchscreen. There’s also an SD card slot as well as an HDMI port so that you can use a supported external flash sync. The fp also allows for a mic and headphone, and there’s a remote shutter option. Sigma plans to release a version of the fp soon that uses their Foveon sensor, but for now the fp uses a Bayer sensor. The Bayer sensor is back illuminated and offers 24.6 effective megapixels.