Sigma has now officially announced its new and latest version of the full-frame camera. The company announced the Sigma FP L with a 61MP version of the world’s smallest full-frame camera. The new mirrorless camera obtains the design of the Sigma FP presented in 2019 without a built-in viewfinder or image stabilization. But, the Sigma FP L features a new 61MP sensor, which should make it more appealing to hybrid shooters who need more resolution than the 24MP offered by its predecessor, along with some improved autofocus. The Sigma FP L brings a new hybrid system instead of using the older contrast-based AF and it should bring a big improvement for both stills and video shooters. The extra resolution from the 61MP sensor means the Sigma FP L can also deliver a new crop zoom function.
This feature enables you to crop into stills or video by five times in-camera to get a different angle, without sacrificing too much in the way of detail. Other new features include USB charging, so you can do uninterrupted webcam streaming or time-lapses, and a true 24p recording mode. But the fundamental concept remains the same as before. The Sigma FP L is a tiny, video-focused full-frame camera that can record raw video internally. This feature makes it a very interesting rival to the recently announced Sony FX3. The FP L is so small and it doesn’t have a built-in viewfinder, hot shoe, grip, in-body image stabilization, or even a mechanical shutter, but you should rely on its electronic shutter. However, the Sigma FP L is a well-rounded camera for hybrid shooters.
Sigma FP L is still primarily a video-oriented camera, thanks to that ability to shoot raw video internally. It is a highly compact setup that offers lots of flexibility for those who like to color grade their footage afterward. You can also output ProRes Raw or Blackmagic Raw video to an external monitor and makes the FP L impressively for such a small camera. It also compensates for its lack of built-in features with a range of accessories including a new side-mounted EVF-11 viewfinder. This has a 3.68-million dot resolution, tilts upwards by 90-degrees and plugs into the HDMI port, and is charged via the USB C port. The Sigma FP L will be available in April for $2,499, while the new EVF-11 accessory will cost you $699.