Evolution of the fp model, the ultra-compact Sigma fp L camera receives a new 61-megapixel full-frame sensor and phase detection autofocus. It is the smallest full frame camera on the market.
Sigma gives a successor to the smallest full-frame (24 × 36) sensor camera on the market. If the measurements do not change, with 113 x 70 x 45 mm for a weight close to 425 g, many improvements are in the game: higher resolution sensor, new autofocus and even an optional electronic viewfinder.
Phase detection autofocus
The Sigma fp L benefits from a new phase detection focusing system, which was lacking in the previous model. This autofocus makes it possible to focus very quickly, with increased reactivity during the movements of the subject being photographed or filmed. In addition, the Sigma fp L can detect the eyes of the subject, again to optimize the focus.
Digital zoom without interpolation
Sigma announces that the 61-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor will allow easy, lossless cropping with up to 5x magnification. In the latter case, the resolution of the image obtained is about 2 megapixels. In addition, the Sigma fp L gains two new color filters, Duotone and Power Blue, with the possibility of applying a tonal gradation or a cool tone to the image.
UHD 4K 24p video capture
On the video side, the Sigma fp L allows capture in 8-bit MOV or CinemaDNG formats, with a maximum UHD 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. 10- or 12-bit CinemaDNG capture is also possible, provided you connect an SSD to the device’s USB-C port, which is also used for its possible mains power. ProRes RAW and Blackmagic Raw video formats are supported on the HDMI output. The Sigma fp L finally offers a Director’s View mode which simulates multiple image aspect ratios on the screen, which can be practical if the device is used in conjunction with professional cameras (Red, Arri, etc.).
An optional viewfinder
The Sigma fp L can be optionally equipped with the EVF-11 viewfinder. This adjustable 3.69 megapixel OLED digital display viewfinder attaches to the left of the camera and replaces the main screen, which nevertheless remains operational for touch controls.
Intended for amateur photographers and videographers in search of high image quality, the Sigma fp L will soon be marketed at around € 2,500 (bare body). Count 3000 € with its Sigma EVF-11 electronic viewfinder.