The Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera delivers high-spec
functionality for stills and video in an extremely compact body that weighs
under one pound. Driven by a full-frame 24.6MP BSI Bayer CMOS sensor, 14-bit
color depth, electronic image stabilization, and Leica's L-mount lens
interface, the fp and its fully electronic shutter provide a maximum resolution
for raw and JPEG files of 6000 x 4000 and a shooting rate of 18 fps, while its
focus system employs contrast detection and a 49-point selection mode for AF
measurement distance, as well as face detection, eye detection, and focus
peaking. A base sensitivity of ISO 100-25600 can be expanded to ISO 6-102400,
and its video recording capabilities allow for UHD 4K recording at up to 30p,
while Full HD recording can be captured at up to 120p. For raw video data,
12-bit CinemaDNG external recording is supported. To help shooters fine tune
their video content, Sigma's "Teal and Orange" mode is inspired by
the color grading techniques of Hollywood and creates high contrast between
orange colors, which are found in human skin tones, and teals (cyan blue),
which are their complement. So that users may easily switch between still and
video modes, there is a switch on top of the camera.
Also available for video shooters in a "Director's
Viewfinder" function, which allows for the simulating of different angles
of view and how an image looks in a cinema camera. It supports cameras such as
the ARRI ALEXA LF and RED MONSTRO 8K, as well as other commonly-used digital
cameras, film cameras, and anamorphic lenses.
Compose and review your shots with a 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD
touchscreen, and media is captured internally to a UHS-II SDXC card slot.
Thanks to an effective heat sink and a 42-point seal for dust- and
splash-proofing, the fp will function well for long hours of use in a wide
variety of environments. If you need to connect to external peripherals, there
is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port and a micro-HDMI port.
Equipped with a back-illuminated, 35mm full-frame Bayer
sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels, the Sigma fp is capable of taking
high-resolution still and moving images.
Robust & Lightweight Aluminum Body
A body covered with die-cast aluminum on the front and the
back helps ensures robustness and heat dissipation while keeping the body
Large Heat Sink
Designed and inspired by those used on professional cinema
cameras, a large-size heat sink is mounted between the LCD and camera body.
Combined with a heat dissipation coating applied to the outer surface, the
Sigma fp achieves highly effective heat dissipation. It helps prevent
overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.
Dust- and Splash-Proof Structure
The Sigma fp is protected with the dust- and splash-proof
sealing on a total of 42 points over the camera body. When combined with a
dust- and splash-proof lens, the Sigma fp is capable of shooting in rain,
sandstorms, and other challenging conditions.
Same Screw Threads for Strap Fittings and Tripod
The Sigma fp is fitted with 1/4"-20 threads for both
the strap holder on either side of the body and for a tripod. This provides
greater freedom in how one uses the camera, from mounting it on a tripod in
portrait orientation with the fixing removed, to attaching a strap for use in
portrait orientation after screwing the fixing into the hole on the base.
Full-Time Electronic Shutter
Shutter shock, sound, and lags: these are disadvantages of
mechanical shutters. The Sigma fp is designed to minimize them in pursuit of a
system to adapt to a variety of different shooting scenes. Shooting that
requires precision where even the tiniest shake is to be eliminated; shooting
without ruining the ambiance of the scene; and shooting with good response,
without missing your shot. These types of shooting will open unique horizons in
video creation. Furthermore, the absence of a mechanical shutter makes the
Sigma fp's camera structure simpler, which in turn improves its reliability as
"Teal and Orange" Color Mode
Color grading is a process of altering the color of a video
and is an important step in filmmaking that will change the "mood" of
a film or other types of work. One color grade style that has been widely used
in Hollywood films has inspired a new color mode introduced in the Sigma fp,
called "Teal and Orange." This color mode is about creating high
contrast between orange colors, which are found in human skin tones, and teals
(cyan blue), which are their complement, for visuals that are highly vibrant
and deeply dramatic. It can be used in both the Still mode and Cine mode.
A function formerly available only in Sigma Photo Pro,
Sigma's proprietary image development software, Fill Light has now been incorporated
into the body of Sigma fp. Using Fill Light allows adjustment of the brightness
of an image by adding extra light energy into the shadow regions without
altering the exposure of highlight regions. This provides greater control in
producing an image with great details, even with areas that are hard to control
using the exposure adjustment settings. The adjustment range, which was
formerly ±2.0, has been expanded to ±5.0, making it possible to fine-tune the
brightness even more.
Tone Control & Color Mode
The Tone Control menu now has a manual setting option in
addition to the two auto options available in previous models (Strong/Mild),
which allows users to adjust the tone curve by themselves. The Sigma fp also
has an "effect" slider in its color mode menu. It can be used to set
the strength of an effect to apply in 11 levels, from -5 to 5, which enables
the fine-tuning of the color mode. Additionally, "TONE" and
"COLOR" buttons allow for quick access to the tone control and color
mode menus. With these enhanced functions and a variety of operation elements,
the Sigma fp makes it simple and easy to create an image, in-camera with great
details, be it still or video.
The HDR shooting takes advantage of an electronic shutter to
take multiple pictures of different exposures (3 frames for still photography
and 2 frames for video) at once, which can then be merged into a single picture
or video with a greater dynamic range that could not have been achieved in
The HDR shooting in the Cine mode is to become available via
a firmware update scheduled at a later date.
The Sigma fp comes with a feature to make
"Cinemagraphs," which are animated GIFs that are a hybrid between
still photography and video. With this function, the Sigma fp is capable of
creating unique imagery, where parts of a still image keep moving, in-camera.
Face/Eye Detection AF
The Face/Eye Detection AF function allows the Sigma fp to
focus automatically on the eyes of a human subject. It can bring the eyes of
the model into focus instantly and precisely, even when shooting portraits
using a large-diameter lens with a shallow depth of field.
The focus peaking function highlights the edges of the parts
of a scene that are in focus in a particular color. It is designed to help
focusing the lens manually.
L-Mount is a mount optimized for mirrorless cameras,
characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and improved
durability. As an L-Mount camera, the Sigma fp can be used with various L-Mount
lenses offered by Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma.
Sigma Mount Converter MC-21
The Sigma Mount Converter MC-21 is a converter that enables
the use of the Sigma SA mount and Sigma's CANON EF mount interchangeable lenses
on L-Mount cameras. Use of the MC-21 increases the compatibility and broadens
the choice for L-Mount cameras and lenses, thus greatly enhancing the
scalability of the L-Mount system.
Supports Raw Video Data Recording
Aside from professional cinema cameras, the Sigma fp supports
external recording in 12-bit CinemaDNG format. With up to 4K UHD recording at
24 fps, it produces video data that can be used even in filmmaking. It also
supports All-I (All-Intra) recording, which makes it possible to maintain high
image quality while reducing file size, allowing light data available for
recording and editing.
The feature of playing CinemaDNG footage in-camera is to
become available via a firmware update scheduled at a later date.
The Sigma fp has a "Director's Viewfinder"
function that allows the user to simulate different angles of view and how an
image looks on cinema cameras. It supports cameras by major manufacturers
commonly used in filmmaking. It supports not only large format cameras such as
ARRI ALEXA LF and RED MONSTRO 8K, but also film cameras and anamorphic lenses.
This features will also be available in the future using a
firmware update. Supported cameras include ARRI's ARRICAM/ARRIFLEX, ALEXA
LF/ALEXA Mini LF, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini, AMIRA, ALEXA 65, and ALEXA XT; Sony's
VENICE; and RED's MONSTRO 8K, HELIUM 8K, DRAGON 6K, EPIC MX 5K, and GEMINI 5K.
Functions Comparable to Pro Cinema Cameras
The Sigma fp's Cine mode comes with a variety of special
functions that are comparable to those of professional cinema cameras. From
shutter angle display and waveform display for exposure and color information,
to zebra patterning, it comes with the functions and screen displays that can
be used in the same way as with conventional cinema equipment.
UI Optimized for Different Shooting Modes
Preserving the distinctive "feels" of Sigma
cameras including dials and QS (Quick Set) buttons, the Sigma fp has
specially-designed operation systems and displays for Still and Cine modes. At
the flick of a special switch, it can move back and forth between the two
modes. This presents a shooting experience that goes beyond the boundaries of
traditional cameras that are designed either for stills or videos.