Sigma’s Newest fp Camera

  By Ryley Smith

 

Bringing fun into photography, Sigma’s newest addition is small in size, big on quality, and ready to create! Welcome the new Sigma fp L! The second fp in the family, the fp L is everything you love about the Sigma fp, plus more! 

The Sigma fp L takes after the fp in the best ways possible, the main one being it’s outstandingly compact, small size. The Sigma fp L is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera (as of March 2021). The Sigma fp L takes full advantage of high-resolution, giving the world’s smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” lineup a boost. With a back-illuminated 35mm full size effective approx. 61 megapixels Bayer sensor, it is higher than any other Sigma camera before it. 

Beyond creating images with fine details, the fp L is capable of creating images that are high-definition and rich in colour, thanks to its ultra-high pixel count and SIGMA’s experience in developing cameras with a Foveon sensor. With such a high megapixel count, Sigma decided to feature a low-pass filter to make a further contribution to the optical performance. The low-pass filter helps to reduce moiré to minimum levels.

The Sigma fp L’s ultra-high pixel count led to the introduction of a crop zoom feature that works in both the STILL and CINE modes. The fp L can also record in full HD quality even at its maximum 5x zoom and because this is done by cropping with no digital enhancement, the image quality will not suffer. To use this feature more intuitively, you can pinch to zoom on the LCD touch screen.

Never worry about missing the perfect moment with high-precision contrast AF, along with fast image-plane phase-detection AF. This hybrid AF allows users to enjoy smooth autofocus that is high-precision, fast, and excellent at tracking a moving subject, whether they are shooting stills or video. 

Finally, the Sigma fp L supports USB charging while the camera is on. You can shoot without interruption while charging the camera using a mobile battery, even outdoors or where you have no access to a power outlet. When using it as a webcam, just connect the fp L to a PC via USB and it works as an audio and video input device while getting its power supply from the PC. This means that you can use it for long hours without having to worry about the battery dying on you.

To pre-order the Sigma fp L, click here! 

 

Featured in this blog: 

Sigma fp L Body

 

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.