At Photokina 2018 last fall, Sigma, Leica and Panasonic announced the L-Mount Alliance, a joint venture between the companies to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses based on a new L-mount. Today, Sigma has introduced its first camera and three lenses for the system.
The Sigma fp is positioned as “the world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’” camera, and it is indeed compact and light at 0.82 pounds and approximately 4.4×2.8 x1.8-inches. It will feature a back-illuminated 24.6 megapixel full-frame sensor, and can capture up to 18 fps with its electronic shutter (there’s no mechanical shutter).
Several accessories will be offered, including a Sigma Mount Converter MC-21 allowing the use of Sigma’s SA mount and Sigma Canon EF mount lenses.
Pricing and availability of the Sigma fp and accessories will be announced “this fall.”
Along with the fp, Sigma is announcing three L-mount lenses, which will also be offered in E-mount versions for use with Sony full-frame cameras:
- Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art; available in “late August” for $1,399
- Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art; available in “late July” for $1,499
- Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary; available in “late July” for $549.
For more information, see this page at the Sigma America website:
A “concept movie” of the camera’s development can be seen on the Sigma Global site:
Check out the slideshow below for additional images of the Sigma fp.
Front view of the Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera