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Sigma Announces Sigma fp L Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

25 March 2021

Sigma has introduced the Sigma fp L, which it claims is "the world's smallest and lightest 61-Mp full-frame mirrorless camera." The same size as the Sigma fp, the new camera offers a high-resolution image sensor, an improved hybrid autofocus system and continuous power capability.

"The Sigma fp is one of the most innovative cameras available today and the new fp L brings even more to the table," says Sigma America President Mark Amir-Hamzeh. "It offers incredibly high resolution in an extremely small body, compatibility with an extensive library of lenses, limitless customizability and the rock-solid build quality that professionals have come to expect from Sigma."

The fp L introduces a continuous power feature via USB-C to handle extended recording times, helpful when shooting a time-lapse, extended clips or using the camera as a webcam. A single SD card slot is complemented by support for recording directly to USB-C-connected hard drives.

The new body also relies on a Bayer array, with a low-pass filter to suppress moire, rather than the Foveon sensor Sigma has preferred. With only an electronic shutter, the body is more compact with no shutter shake at speeds up to 1/800 second but flash sync is only 1/15 second.

The optional EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder offers bright eye-level monitoring with a 0.5-inch, 3.68m-dot OLED panel featuring 0.83x magnification and a 21mm eyepoint. It tilts 90° upwards after connecting to the fp L's left side ports using a 1/4"-20 threaded mount. It also has its own USB Type-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone port for audio monitoring.


Highlights of the new full-frame mirrorless camera include:

  • 61-megapixel full-frame BSI Bayer CMOS sensor
  • UHD 4K30p video with 12-Bit CinemaDNG
  • Hybrid phase- and contrast-detection autofocus
  • 3.15-inch, 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD
  • Up to 10 fps shooting
  • ISO 100 to 25,600
  • Continuous Power via USB-C
  • Director's viewfinder function
  • Crop zoom mode and updated color modes
  • EVF-11 viewfinder


Specifications for the Sigma fp L include:

Sensor 61-megapixel fullf-frame BSI Bayer CMOS
1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 16:9, 21:9
Bit Depth 14-bit
Lens Mount Leica L
File Formats DNG, JPEG
Viewfinder External only
Monitor 3.15-inch, 2,100,100-dot fixed touchscreen LCD
Shutter 1/8000 to 30 seconds
0 to 300 Seconds in Bulb mode
Frame Rate Up to 10 fps at 61-Mp for up to 12 Raw frames or 14 JPEGs
ISO Auto, 100 to 25,600
Extended: 6 to 102,400
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization Digital for video only
Flash No built-in flash, S-TTL, Hot shoe
Maximum Sync Speed: 1/15 second
Movie Raw 12-Bit:
- Full HD at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Raw 10-Bit:
- Full HD at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/48.00p/50p/59.94p
Raw 8-Bit:
- UHD 4K at 23.976p/24.00p/25p
- Full HD at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/48.00p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
H.264/MOV 4:2:2 8-Bit:
- UHD 4K at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
- Full HD at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/48.00p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
External Raw 12-Bit:
- DCI 4K at 24.00p
- UHD 4K at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
- Full HD at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/120p
Up to 120 minute clips for UHD 4K
Built-in stereo mic with external stereo mic input
Connectivity USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI D (Micro), 3.5mm microphone
Power BP-51 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
240 shots
Dimensions 4.4 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches
Weight 15.1 oz.


Sigma said the $2,499 Sigma fp L and the $699 Sigma EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder will be available in mid-April. A bundle including the new EVF-11 electronic viewfinder will also be available at launch for $2,999.

Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

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