Sigma FP – the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless – could be released this month

The Japanese photo giant Sigma announced for the first time that he had already developed a new camera at the Photokina in September 2018. It was not until July of this year that the company officially announced that it intends to build the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless full-frame camera.

At that time, pricing and availability had not been decided yet, but thanks to the new information released today, we now have an idea of ​​both fronts.

According to rumors from reliable cameras, Nokishita has tweeted that the Sigma FP alone for the body will cost 220,000 yen (about £ 2,060 / $ 1,670 / $ 3,060), while a 45mm lens set will cost 264,000 yen (2,470) £ / £ 2,005 / £ 2,000). AU $ 3,668).

A second source has given these price numbers even more credibility. An Eagle-Eyed Redditor (as reported by Photo Rumors for the first time) revealed a suggested price of $ 1,899.99 (approximately $ 1,545 / $ 2,829), which is mentioned in the small camera's source code official website. Sigma fixed the bug, although another redditor was able to take a screenshot while the accidental revelation was still active.

(Image credits: Reddit)

As with all leaks – even those that appear to come from an official source – it should be noted that the price of $ 1899.99 is in no way final and may change between the present time and the official release date.

According to Nozomi TanakaJapanese photographer Sigma FP, well-connected via Mirrorless Rumors, is expected to be announced on October 20. Google translates its tweet into: "The release date of SIGMA fp was (almost) fixed around October 20. It's fun to see what happens with the price, if it's later, there may be a problem with the final I'm sorry that this will not happen, there's no way it'll be faster … because it's sigma anyway. "

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Powerhouse in pocket size

The Sigma FP is the company's first camera since the launch of the SD Quattro H in 2017, based on Sigma's Foveon technology with a 25.5 MP APS-H sensor.

The FP is said to have a 24.6-megapixel full-frame sensor in a housing that measures only 45.3 x 112.6 x 69.9 mm and weighs only 370 g without the lens. (By comparison, the Sony Alpha A7 III weighs 650 g, the Nikon Z6 weighs 675 g, and the Canon EOS RP weighs 485 g.) The Sigma FP has a virtually modular design and comes with nine accessories to start up, allowing users to shoot to be able to adapt their needs. be it for stills or for video.

Sigma is part of the L-Mount Alliance, which means the FP can use any L-mount lens built for (and by) Panasonic or Leica. If the roadmap for L-mount lenses is an option, the FP could have 42 compatible lenses by the end of 2020.

If these announcements are correct for October 20, we will not have to wait long to find out more. Stay tuned.

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