The world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp, was announced way back in July with pricing info and release date TBD. But if the latest leaks—and a mistake by Sigma itself—are to be trusted, it seems we now have both of these pieces of information.
First the price. Just as Nokishita published a tweet claiming that the Sigma fp would cost approximately $2,000 for the body-only and $2,450 for the body and 45mm kit lens, the Sigma website itself let the cat out of the bag. As pointed out by Photo Rumors, the source code of the Sigma fp website revealed that the pricing would actually be $1,899.
The mistake has since been fixed, but not before Photo Rumors grabbed this screenshot:
This leak seems to confirm the information shared by Nokishita, who also reported that the majority of the accessories for the Sigma fp will be released on October 25th, leading us to believe that the camera itself will be released then too. Previous rumors indicated an October 20th release date, so this isn’t far off the mark.
This tiny little camera is a major departure for Sigma, whose attempts at making a digital camera so far have been focused on using Foveon sensors that, while they have some advantages, never really caught on in the mass market. If the pricing leak is correct, Sigma’s first full-frame mirrorless designed around the L-Mount would be a tempting alternative to the Sony a7 III, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6 and Panasonic S1. And if the specs and customizability are anything to judge by, it’ll be particularly tempting for video shooters.
To learn more about the Sigma fp, check out our July announcement coverage. And if you’re eager to pick up this camera for yourself, stay tuned for official pricing and availability info from Sigma in the next couple of weeks.