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If you're looking for a small camera with a big image sensor, Sigma unveiled a new option Thursday. The 24.6-megapixel Sigma FP features a full-frame sensor, which at 35.9x23.9mm is only a hair smaller than the ones in high-end cameras from Sony, Nikon and Canon designed for high-image quality. But the camera body is genuinely diminutive.
At 112.6x69.9x45.3mm, the body is about the size of two decks of playing cards stacked on top of each other. From top to bottom, it's only as tall as the metal mount for attaching lenses. That's small enough for Sigma to call the camera "pocketable," though you might disagree once you actually attach a lens. You might also miss a viewfinder and sensor-shift image stabilization, a very useful feature that larger camera bodies have more room to accommodate.
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The Sigma FP uses the L-Mount for attaching lenses, which means that you can expect a range of lenses from Leica, Panasonic and Sigma itself. You can also mount the vastly broader range of Canon EF-mount lenses using a Sigma lens adapter.
The Japanese photography company didn't announce pricing or availability for the camera.
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Sigma is a respected maker of third-party lenses for cameras made by companies like Canon, Nikon and Sony, but its own camera efforts have largely fizzled. Models using the Foveon image sensor line were designed to transform imaging technology, but traditional image sensors with what's called a Bayer pattern still...
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