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SKU
105217
MPN
C43900

Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera

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  • 24.6MP Full-Frame BSI Bayer CMOS Sensor
  • Electronic Shutter & L Lens Mount
  • 49-Point AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with 12-Bit CinemaDNG

The Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera is an extremely compact camera that delivers impressive functionality for stills and video. Weighing just under a single pound, the Sigma fp is the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera and is presented as an "open and liberal system". This camera provides photographers with enough features for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality.

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. 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.

Full-Frame Sensor

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 weight light.

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 a camera.

"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.

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 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.

HDR Shooting

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 normal shooting. The HDR shooting in the Cine mode is to become available via a firmware update scheduled at a later date.

Cinemagraph

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.

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 focusing the lens manually.

L-Mount

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.

Director's Viewfinder

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.

In the Box

Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sigma BP-51 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh)

Strap

Strap Holder

USB AC Adapter

USB Type-A to Type-C Cable

Hot Shoe Unit

Body Cap

Limited 4-Year Warranty

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SKU 105217
Brands Sigma
MPN C43900
Specifications
Imaging
Lens Mount Leica L
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 25.38 Megapixel
Effective: 24.6 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 16:9, 21:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Digital
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25600 (Extended: 6 to 102400)
Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds 
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 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 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 5 fps at 24.6 MP for up to 12 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 3 fps at 24.6 MP for up to 24 Exposures (Raw)
Interval Recording Yes
Self Timer 2/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording Modes H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/120p 
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 12-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/120p
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File Format Linear PCM (Stereo)
Focus
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
Autofocus Sensitivity -5 to +18 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Monitor Size 3.15"
Monitor Resolution 2,100,000 Dot
Monitor Type Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-in Flash None
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
Interface
Memory Card Slot 1 x SDXC
Internal Memory None
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB Type-C
Wireless None
GPS None
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%
Physical
Battery 1 x Sigma BP-51 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
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 (Body with Battery and Memory)
13.05 oz / 370 g (Body Only)
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