Revealed Japanese company Sigma unveiled the Sigma fp L, which it describes as the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera.
The Sigma fp L has a 61MP full-frame sensor, making it one of the most accurate full-frame models available next to the Sony A7R IV.
It provides a high-resolution sensor and an improved Hybrid AF system that combines contrast and phase detection, continuous power capacity, and many additional features, making it an exceptional tool for photographers and video makers.
Sigma introduces phase detection autofocus and what it describes as high-precision auto contrast adjustment.
This is a big step up compared to the contrast-detection AF system that was present on previous cameras, such as the full-frame Sigma fp.
This system allows for smooth, fast, and accurate auto-tuning for tracking moving subjects, for both photos and videos.
You can still get single autofocus and continuous AF with the moving object prediction function, and manual focus modes, and the ISO range remains at 100-25600, expandable to ISO 6-102400.
And speaking of video, the camera can record UHD 4K video to either an SD UHS-II card or an SSD.
There are very few cameras, except for some Blackmagic Design models, that allow you to capture video directly via an external disk.
The battery life is about 240 still images or 60 minutes of video recording, but the camera continues to operate via external USB-C power for extended use.
Other features include an LCD touch screen with 2.1 million points, USB-C charging while the camera is on, an HDMI output, a 3.5 mm microphone input and a 3.5 mm audio output that can work as a USB-C webcam, along with the Crop Zoom feature, which allows you to record high-quality video. Fully accurate when rounded up to 5x.
The company also revealed the optional EVF-11 electronic viewfinder, which gives you a 0.5-inch OLED screen with up to 3.69 million dots and a large eyepiece that tilts forward or up by 90 degrees and connects to the USB-C port.
The Sigma fp L arrives in mid-April for $ 2,499, while the optional electronic viewfinder arrives at the same time for $ 699.