SIGMA Corporation is now shipping the SIGMA fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera (as of July 2019). The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, boasting versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories.
In reviewing the camera, B&H’s Doug Guerra says, “it’s not just another full-frame mirrorless camera. It’s kind of a new concept on what a camera can be.”
“It’s very small, built very sturdy,” he continues. “But don’t be mistaken, it’s not limited in what it can actually do. It actually has a lot under the hood.”
Meanwhile, cinematographer Timur Civan was most impressed with the capabilities of the fp as a still and video camera. “It was surprising to see the abilities the fp has optically because of its full-frame sensor. I hadn’t felt background focus separation like that since I shot on much larger and far more expensive camera systems that have Vista or Large Format sensors,” he writes.
“While there are other Full Frame camera systems in form factors similar to the fp, none of them as of this moment that I know of can shoot such high quality RAW. There was a certain feeling that you could take anything shot on fp, and with a little color correction, cut it into a professional project. Sometimes shooting with discretion or remaining inconspicuous is important. The fp draws so little attention.”
Here’s a taste of what Civan shot with the fp:
And if you want to see how the sausage is made, SIGMA released a behind-the-scenes peek at the fp’s assembly line.