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Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera - L-Mount

Sigma
Abel Code: SIG-C43900
Mfr. Code: C43900
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Description
This compact, lightweight mirrorless camera features a 24.6MP 35mm Full-Frame Sensor, electronic shutter, 49-Point AF System, 12-bit CinemaDNG external RAW recording, 4K UHD/24p video recording, and a Leica L-Mount.
Key Highlights
  • World's smallest mirrorless camera
  • 24.6MP 35mm Full-Frame Sensor
  • Leica L-Mount
$1,899.00
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Note: Available via ground or expedited shipping on domestic orders. Please consider picking up this item in-store, as well. Only ships within the United States due to airline restrictions.
Overview

Overview

The SIGMA fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera (as of July 2019), measuring 4.4" x 2.75" x 1.78" (112.6mm x 69.9mm x 45.3mm) and weighing just 0.9 lb (422 g, battery included). The fp is sufficiently compact for casual still photography, yet also packed with features and performance that make it an extremely capable camera in the world of digital cinema. The SIGMA fp is the first camera of its type to support external recording in 12-bit CinemaDNG format, at up to 4K UHD/24fps.

35mm Full Size Image Sensor

The fp is equipped with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels. A large-size heat sink is mounted between the LCD and camera body. This, combined with a heat dissipation coating applied to the outer surface, allows the fp to achieve highly effective heat dissipation, preventing overheating during long hours of operation or in high temperature climates. The camera body is covered with die-cast aluminum on the front and the rear to ensure durability and heat dissipation, while still keeping the body lightweight.

Dust & Splash-Proof Design

The SIGMA fp is protected with dust/splash-proof sealing on a total of 42 points over the camera body. When combined with a dust/splash-proof lens, the SIGMA fp is capable of shooting in rain, sandstorms, and other challenging conditions. The camera also features 1/4"-20 threads on either side of the body for a strap holder or tripod portrait mounting, providing greater flexibility in the field.

Electronic Shutter

Shutter shock, sound, and lag are disadvantages of mechanical shutters, all of which the SIGMA fp is designed to minimize. The electronic shutter system makes it easier for the user to adapt to a variety of different shooting conditions and applications. Furthermore, the absence of a mechanical shutter makes the SIGMA fp's camera structure simpler, which in turn improves its reliability.

"Teal & Orange" Color Mode

One color grade style that has been widely used in Hollywood films has inspired a new color mode, introduced in the SIGMA fp. "Teal and Orange" is about creating high contrast between orange colors, which are found in human skin tones, and teals (cyan blue), which are their complement, resulting in visuals that are vibrant and deeply dramatic. This color setting can be used in both the Still mode and Cine mode.

Fill Light

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 the SIGMA fp camera. 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 exceptional detail, even with areas that are hard to control using the exposure adjustment settings. The adjustment range (formerly ±2.0) has been expanded to ±5.0, making it possible to fine-tune the brightness more than ever before.

Tone Control & Color Mode

The Tone Control menu now has a manual setting option, in addition to the two auto options (Strong/Mild) available in previous models. This allows users to adjust the tone curve to match their preference. The SIGMA fp is also the first SIGMA camera to feature an "effect" slider in its color mode menu, which can be used to set the strength of an effect to apply in 11 levels, from -5 to +5. The SIGMA fp has also newly introduced "TONE" and "COLOR" buttons for quick access to the tone control and color mode menus.

HDR Shooting

The HDR shooting takes advantage of an electronic shutter to take multiple pictures of different exposures at once (3 frames for still photography and 2 frames for video), which can then be merged into a single picture or video with excellent dynamic range that could not have been achieved in normal shooting.

Cinemagraph

SIGMA fp includes a feature to make "Cinemagraphs", animated GIFs that are a hybrid between still photography and video. With this function, the SIGMA fp is capable of creating unique imagery in-camera, where parts of a still image keep moving.

Face / Eye Detection Autofocus

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.

Focus Peaking

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 the user focus the lens manually.

Leica L-Mount

L-Mount is optimized for mirrorless cameras, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. In 2018, Leica Camera AG, Panasonic Corporation, and SIGMA launched the L-Mount Alliance, and announced that the three companies were to develop their own camera systems based around the same L-Mount standard. As an L-Mount camera, the SIGMA fp can be used with various L-Mount lenses offered by Leica and Panasonic, in addition to SIGMA lenses. Canon EF and cine-style PL Mount adapters are also available (sold separately).

Accessories & Compatibility

In addition to genuine accessories designed exclusively for the SIGMA fp, the camera supports other cinema-style accessories (see product photo for an example of optional 3rd party accessories in use with an fp camera body). NOTE: Accessories sold separately.

Director's Viewfinder

The SIGMA fp features a director's viewfinder function that allows the user to simulate different angles of view and image "looks" on various common cinema cameras from major manufacturers. This function supports not only the latest large format cameras (e.g., ARRI ALEXA LF and RED MONSTRO 8K), but also film cameras, and anamorphic lenses as well.

RAW Recording

Aside from professional cinema cameras, the SIGMA fp is the first DSLR camera that supports external recording in 12-bit CinemaDNG format. With up to 4K UHD/24fps recording, it produces video data that can be used in digital filmmaking.
SIGMA fp 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 recording format that best suits the purpose of the video can be selected.

Special Functions

The fp's Cine mode includes a variety of special functions that are comparable to those of professional cinema cameras. From shutter angle display and waveform display for exposure & color information, to zebra patterning, it offers functions and screen displays that can be used in the same way as conventional cinema equipment.

Optimized User Interface

Preserving the distinctive "feel" of SIGMA cameras, including dials and QS (Quick Set) buttons, the SIGMA fp has a specially designed operation system, and dedicated displays for the Still and Cine modes. At the flick of a switch, it can move back and forth between the two. This provides a new user experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional cameras designed primarily for shooting stills or video, but not both.

 

Recording Specifications:

  • Recording Modes:
    • STILL Mode: FillLight / Shading Correcton / HDR shooting
    • CINE Mode: Still image shooting during movie shooting / HDR shooting / Director's view finder
  • Playback Modes:
    • STILL: Mode In-camera DNG Development
    • CINE Mode: Cinemagraph / still image cut-out
  • File Size:
    • RAW: 
      • HIGH: 6000x4000 (3840x2560)  
      • LOW: 3008x2000 (1920x1280)
      • NOTE: (Resolution) = DC Crop Mode
    • JPEG:
      • 21:9
        • HIGH: 6,000x2,576 (3,840x1,648)
        • MED: 4,240x1,824 (2,736x1,168)
        • LOW: 3,008x1,288 (1,920x824)
      • 16:9
        • HIGH: 6,000x3,376 (3,840x2,160)
        • MED: 4,240x2,392 (2,736x1,536)
        • LOW: 3,008x1,688 (1,920x1,080)
      • 3:2
        • HIGH: 6,000x4,000 (3,840x2,560)
        • MED: 4,240x2,832 (2,736x1,824)
        • LOW: 3,008x2,000 (1,920x1,280)
      • A Size (√2:1)
        • HIGH: 5,664x4,000 (3,616x2,560)
        • MED: 4,000x2,832 (2,560x1,824)
        • LOW: 2,832x2,000 (1,808x1,280)
      • 4:3
        • HIGH: 5,344x4,000 (3,408x2,560)
        • MED: 3,776x2,832 (2,416x1,824)
        • LOW: 2,672x2,000 (1,712x1,280)
      • 7:6
        • HIGH: 4,672x4,000 (2,992x2,560)
        • MED: 3,312x2,832 (2,112x1,824)
        • LOW: 2,336x2,000 (1,488x1,280)
      • 1:1
        • HIGH: 4,000x4,000 (2,560x2,560)
        • MED: 2,832x2,832 (1,824x1,824)
        • LOW: 2,000x2,000 (1,280x1,280)

What's in the Box

  • Hot Shoe Unit
  • USB Type-A to Type-C Cable
  • USB AC Adapter
  • Strap with Holder
  • BP-51 Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)
  • Port Cap
  • Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Instruction Manual
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • World's smallest mirrorless camera
  • 24.6MP 35mm Full-Frame Sensor
  • Leica L-Mount
  • 12-bit CinemaDNG ext. recording
  • 4K UHD/24p Video Recording
  • 49-Point AF System
  • Electronic Shutter
  • Dedicated Still/Video Display Switch

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
Leica L Mount
Mirrorless:
Yes

Connectors

Output Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - Type D (Ver.1.4)
1 x Specialty - Dedicated flash-synchro terminal (with hot shoe unit HU-11 (supplied with this prodct) mounted)
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Specialty - Release Terminal / External Microphone Terminal
1 x USB Type C - USB3.1 GEN1

Power

Power Adapter:
USB power supply available (when the power is turned off)

Sensor Specifics

Crop:
Equivalent to ~1.5x the focal length of the lens (on 35mm cameras)
Sensor Size:
Full Frame 35mm
Sensor Type:
CMOS - Back-illuminated Bayer sensor
Aspect Ratio:
3:2
Sensor Dimensions:
35.9mm x 23.10mm

Camera

Color Space:
sRGB / Adobe RGB
Exposure Notes:
Compensation: ±5EV (in 1/3-stop increments)
Exposure Bracket - 3-frame/5-frame stage exposure 3EV (1/3 Step, Standard→Underexposure→Overexposure) (Sequence changeable)
Anamorphic Option:
Yes
# Media Slots:
1 - SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card(UHS-Ⅱ supported)
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Flash - S-TTL automatic light control, Manual, Wireless flash, Multi-emission Flash (when to use external flash)
Integrated Speaker - Monoaural
Integrated Microphone - Stereo
Image Stabilization - Electronic
Self-Timer - 2sec. / 10sec.
On-Camera Display - TFT color LCD monitor Aspect Ratio 3:2, 3.15, Approx. 2,100,000 dots / Electrostatic capacitance system touch panel / Approx. 100%
Metering:
Evaluative, Spot, Center Weighted Average - Range: -5~18EV (50mm F1.4: ISO100)
ISO Range:
100-25600, Expanded sensitivity ISO 6, 12, 25, 50, 51200, 102400
Shutter Speed Range:
1/8000 to 30 Seconds Bulb Mode
Autofocus Notes:
For AF Lock, half-press the shutter button, or press the AEL button
Exposure Mode:
Movie Shooting Mode - (P) Program AE, (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Still Image Shooting Mode - (P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
Camera Focus Settings:
AF Measurement Distance/Detection Range: -5EV~18EV (F1.4 : ISO100) - Mode: Auto, 49-points selection mode, Free Movement mode, Face/Eye Detection AF mode, Tracking AF mode
Contrast detection, Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Other Functions - AF+MF, MF Assist, MF Guide, Focus Peaking, Release Focus Function, AF-ON, Quick AF, Pre-AF, AF during Image Magnification, AF Lock
Camera Autofocus:
Yes - 49-Point AF System
Shutter Type:
Electronic
Drive Modes:
Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Interval shooting
Continuous Shooting:
HI: 18fps, MED: 5fps, LO: 3fps - Max # of Shots: HIGH 12frame, MED 12frame, LOW 24frame
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