Sigma FP Review
Sigma cameras never march with the crowd. The new Sigma FP is no different. What do you do when you cross a full frame sensor, and wish to make the smallest camera (or video camera) possible? You come up with something that looks and breathes like the Sigma FP.
stills video camera is tuned for video and will actually offer more video features in the coming year.
What does PhotographyBlog think of the Sigma FP - they love it, and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars with a highly recommended overall rating. The rating breaks down as;
|Value for money
It may hold the title of World's smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, but straight out of the box, the Sigma fp feels incomplete - there's no viewfinder, no handgrip, no flash support, and it feels unbalanced when using any moderately sized lens.
Instead, Sigma are actively encouraging you to rig the camera for your own personal use, be that simply adding a viewfinder and handgrip for stills, or incorporating it into a much more elaborate rig for film-making.
Consequently, the fp ends up being bigger than the hype might suggest, and more expensive too, but it shines by virtue of offering so much adaptability, something that other cameras don't offer so readily.
Sigma have gone to great lengths to both release dedicated accessories for the fp and encourage third-parties to do so too, realising that they don't have all the answers, and subsequently the fp camera will find a place in a lot of varied shooting situations.
Having said that, we feel that it's better suited to life as a video camera, and less well suited to stills photography. Not that its stills output isn't excellent, but rather that the format of the camera, its reliance on an electronic shutter, and just the sheer breadth and depth of video options make it more appealing as a b-camera for video.
Read the full review here
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