The Sigma Sigma fp Digital Camera, Mount for Sigma 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 is 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.
Firmware Version 3.00
- Adds new color modes "Powder Blue" and "Duotone"
- Adds the "Save/Load Settings" function saves and loads camera settings using a QR code
- Adds compatibility with the Sigma Electronic Viewfinder EVF-11
- Adds the "Automatic switch to the LCD monitor display" function to preview images and operate the menu on the camera's LCD monitor while using the View button, MENU button, and QS button
- Adds the "Quick Focus Frame Shift" function to the Rear Dial's direction buttons to directly move the focus frame
- Adds "Custom Buttons" able to assign their desired functions such as "Exposure Compensation" and "Depth of Field Preview" to the AEL button, Rear Dial (direction button), Tone Control button, Color Mode button, and MODE (Shooting Mode) button
- Adds "LCD Off Mode" to the Display Mode settings whereby the LCD monitor turns off during shooting or when the camera is not in operation
- Adds a "Screenshot" feature to save any screen displayed on the LCD monitor as a still-image file
- Enables focus frame to be moved even when the image is enlarged during a shooting in AF or MF
- Adds 24 and 48 fps frame rates (only at FHD resolution) in the Movie Record Setting
- Adds "KOMODO 6K" by RED Digital Cinema in the Director's Viewfinder mode
- Adds a "Custom Frame" option to the Frame Guide function, to select any desired aspect ratio or absolute size value on the image sensor
- Enables the "Color Temperature" setting to be adjusted in "White balance" in custom 50K increments
- Improved AF operation to achieve better accuracy, stability, and followability
- Enhanced "Flicker Control" function
- Improve JPEG file image quality
- Launched 2021.06.03
Firmware Version 2
- Cinemagraph creation and playback
- CinemaDNG footage playback
- Still capture during live view and movie shooting in Cine mode
- Still image capture from CinemaDNG and MOV movie files
- HDR in movie shooting
- Still and movie shooting in Director's Viewfinder mode
- Supports DCI 4K 12-bit with raw output over HDMI
- Supports raw over HDMI recording with Atomos Ninja V recorder
- Supports recording Blackmagic RAW codec over HDMI with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models
- Camera movement control is compatible with ZHIYUN Weebill S gimbal
- Supports camera control in USB mode with the forthcoming Software Development Kit
Updates and Enhancements
- Supports Dual Base ISO at ISO 100 and 3200
- Supports CinemaDNG at 25 and 29.97 fps for UHD 4K 12-bit shooting
- Supports CinemaDNG at 100 fps for FHD 12-bit shooting
- Supports CinemaDNG 100 and 119.88 fps for FHD 8-bit and 10-bit shooting
- Exposure adjustment now available in QS Menu
- Tone control setting now available during movie shooting
- Supports USB Video Class (UVC) setting adjustments while the fp is connected to USB
- Supports time code generation
- Compatible with BWF format
- Supports file size changes at an aspect ratio of 7:6
- Optional shutter sound effect
Sigma Sigma fp Digital Camera, Mount for Sigma General Features
Full-Frame SensorEquipped 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 BodyA body covered with die-cast aluminum on the front and the back helps ensures robustness and heat dissipation while keeping the body weight light.
Large Heat SinkDesigned 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, Sigma fp achieves highly effective heat dissipation. It helps prevent overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.
Splash and Dustproof StructureThe Sigma fp is protected with a splash and dustproof seal on a total of 42 points over the camera body. When combined with a splash and dustproof lens, the Sigma fp is capable of shooting in rain, sandstorms, and other challenging conditions.
Same Screw Threads for Strap Fittings and TripodThe 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 ShutterShutter 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 a camera.
"Teal and Orange" Color ModeColor 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.
Fill LightA 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 ModeThe 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.
HDR ShootingThe 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 normal shooting.
CinemagraphThe 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 AFThe 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 PeakingThe 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-MountL-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.
Supports Raw Video Data RecordingAside 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.
Director's ViewfinderThe 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.
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 CamerasThe 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 functions and screen displays that can be used in the same way as with conventional cinema equipment.
UI Optimized for Different Shooting ModesPreserving 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.
Brand Sigma Manufacture SKU C43900 UPC 085126937300 Battery Type 1 x Sigma BP-51 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
2 x 1/4"-20 Female (Side)
Material of Construction Aluminum Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78" / 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3 mm Weight 14.89 oz / 422 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
13.05 oz / 370 g (Body Only)
Lens Mount Leica L Sensor Resolution Actual: 25.38 Megapixel
Effective: 24.6 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type 35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS Image Stabilization Digital Built-In ND Filter None Capture Type Stills & Video
Shutter Type Electronic Shutter Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Up to 300 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time Mode Bulb Mode ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25,600 (Extended: 6 to 102,400) Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps) Metering Range -5 to 18 EV White Balance Presets: Auto, Color Temperature, Custom, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade Continuous Shooting Up to 18 fps at 24.6 MP for up to 12 Frames (Raw)
Up to 5 fps at 24.6 MP for up to 12 Frames (Raw)
Up to 3 fps at 24.6 MP for up to 24 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording Yes Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes 16:9 JPEG
6000 x 3376
4240 x 2392
3008 x 1688
6000 x 4000
4240 x 2832
3008 x 2000
5344 x 4000
3776 x 2832
2672 x 2000
4000 x 4000
2832 x 2832
2000 x 2000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 16:9, 21:9 Image File Format JPEG, Raw Bit Depth 14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording Modes H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo Audio Recording 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
Raw Output HDMI In Raw Mode:
4096 x 2160 12-Bit at 24.00 fps
3840 x 2160 12-Bit at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080 12-Bit at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 12-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
IP Streaming None
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) Video I/O 1 x Micro-HDMI Output Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Control Input (Shared with Mic/Line Input)
Power I/O 1 x USB Type-C Input/Output Wireless None Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None
Size 3.15" Resolution 2,100,000 Dot Display Type Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49 Autofocus Sensitivity -5 to +18 EV
Built-In Flash No Flash Modes Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync Maximum Sync Speed 1/30 Second Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps) Dedicated Flash System S-TTL External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Operating Humidity 0 to 85%