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Sigma fp L offers 61 megapixels

Sigma has announced the Sigma fp L full-frame mirrorless digital camera, with a 61-megapixel full-frame CMOS-BSI sensor within the same ultra-compact camera body as the original fp.

The L-mount compatible Sigma fp L with accessory viewfinder attached.

Alongside the new camera, Sigma has introduced a new system accessory: the EVF-11, an auxiliary electronic viewfinder.

Key Features:
– 61MP Full-Frame BSI Bayer CMOS Sensor;
– UHD 4K30p Video with 12-Bit CinemaDNG;
– Hybrid Phase- and Contrast-Detection AF;
– 3.15-inch 2.1m-Dot Touchscreen LCD;
– Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-25600;
– Continuous Power via USB-C;
– ‘Director’s Viewfinder’ Function;
– Crop Zoom Mode and Updated Color Modes;
– SD Card Slot, USB-C Drive Support;
– Compatible with EVF-11 Viewfinder.

The 61MP full-frame BSI CMOS Bayer array sensor offers improved detail while maintaining impressive dynamic range and sensitivity range from ISO 100-25,600. The sensor enables UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps or FHD at 120 fps, and internal 8-bit Cinema DNG recording is possible.

If recording externally, then 12-bit sampling is possible, along with the ability to record directly to SSDs via the USB Type-C port. The 61-megapixel resolution can be down-sampled for sharper footage, and an optical low pass filter helps to cut moiré for both stills and video.

The new sensor also now features on-chip phase-detection autofocus, in addition to contrast-detection focusing, which allows for faster, more precise focusing performance and subject tracking in various lighting conditions. There’s a new Crop Zoom function, for cropping down to simulate working at higher magnifications; Duotone and Powder Blue colour modes; true 24.00 fps recording for a cinematic look; and improvements to the Director’s Viewfinder function, which includes new compatible cinema cameras and customisable frame lines.

Beyond the sensor updates, the Sigma fp L also introduces a series of usability improvements, including the ability to receive continuous power via USB-C, such as for time-lapse shooting, long recording takes, or even if using the fp L as a webcam. If working in multiple camera scenarios, customized features can now be shared between cameras via unique QR codes, and you can also take screenshots of the fp L’s own LCD screen for notetaking purposes.

The EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder attaches to the left side of the camera body and offers a 0.5-inch,  3.68m-dot OLED panel for eye-level viewing. The finder also has a 90-degree tilting design for easier use at lower working angles. The EVF-11 will be available in a kit with the fp L, or available on its own. It will be compatible with the original fp via an upcoming firmware update.

The fp L is slated for worldwide release ‘end of April’. We don’t have local prices as yet but US prices are US$2499 body-only, or US$2999 with the EVF 11, which on its own has a US price of $699.

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