SIGMA's take on an entirely new system camera. The world's smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.
The environment that surrounds shooting and art creation is undergoing radical changes. In this day and age when one user may have both a high-performance interchangeable lens camera and a smartphone camera, using them flexibly according to specific purposes and settings, SIGMA stopped and questioned the inherent value of a digital camera.
As a result, SIGMA set itself to develop a user-oriented digital camera that reflected the idea of “how a camera can be” in a more flexible and true-to-life manner, without conforming to manufacturers' ideas of camera-centric categories and hierarchy.
Pricing and availability for the new FP camera has not yet been announced.
Pocketable Full-frame - Impressive portability and power.
The “smallest and lightest body possible” with which one can express their creative ideas whenever they want, combined with a “full-frame sensor” that is suitable for serious occasions without compromising on image quality, and “superb build quality” that makes the camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.
Scalable - Versatile scalability.
An “open system” that allows one to pair the camera with not only SIGMA lenses but also other lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “ultimate versatility and scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.
Seamless - Full-fledged, liberating shooting functions
A “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and video shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.
7 shooting style suggestions with the SIGMA fp
1. SNAP STYLE
Making the best use of the small and lightweight body of the SIGMA fp, it allows photographers to enjoy high end shooting experience in a casual way.When fitted with 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, the SIGMA fp weighs a total of just 637g, making it truly a "pocket-size" full-frame camera.
2. PORTRAIT STYLE
The hot shoe that comes with the body makes it possible to attach a clip-on flash to the SIGMA fp. Using a side grip (available separately) will further enhances a secure hold. With the face/eye priority AF feature enabled, the SIGMA fp will give photographers a great deal of freedom when shooting portraits of a moving subject.
3. FIELD STYLE
By making use of the dust- and splash-proof structure of the SIGMA fp and specially-designed viewfinder and other accessories, photographers will be able to concentrate on shooting in all kinds of environment, be it a sunny day or in the rain. The SIGMA fp works with 14models of L-Mount lenses. With the use of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21, a total of 43models of SIGMA interchangeable still lenses can be used, including those for DSLR cameras (as of July 2019). This allows photographers to build a shooting system according to their field and purposes.
4. STREAMING STYLE
By simply connecting it to a PC via USB, the SIGMA fp can be used as a webcam. It is capable of recording audio while shooting a video. It will bring a full-frame camera quality to live streaming.
5. GIMBAL STYLE
Shooting a video using a gimbal is possible. Lightweight equipment eases strain on the photo/videographer, and cuts power consumption of gimbals.
6. CINE STYLE
The SIGMA fp supports cinema camera-like user interfaces, which means that it can be taken straight to filmmaking settings. The small-size body translates into a smaller system as a whole, which in turn opens new possibilities for the forms of video creation that would have been difficult to achieve with bulky equipment, such as shooting in narrow space or extreme close-ups.
7. DRONE STYLE
Aerial shooting with a drone. The lightweight body of the SIGMA fp means less power consumed by the drone, which helps keep the camera airborne for longer.
"Pushing limits and boundaries for any image you want"
The act of “image shooting,” reconstructed to give the SIGMA fp its signature features.
The SIGMA fp is the world's smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera*. It employs a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels for high-quality images. Covered on the front and back sides with die-cast aluminum alloy for its superior robustness and thermal conductivity, the compact body of the SIGMA fp is built with a signature heat sink structure and sealing on 42 points for a dust- and splash-proof structure, making it a perfect camera to use for long hours under all types of environments. With its small body and great adaptability, the SIGMA fp enhances the joy of full-frame image quality, no matter what one's shooting settings may be.
Electronic shutter for a variety of settings
“Able to shoot whenever you want, wherever you want - to realize this concept, the SIGMA fp incorporates a construction without a mechanical shutter for quiet shooting. This allows shooting without worrying about noise in a situation where one would have hesitated with a conventional camera because of its shutter sound. It gives no shutter shock even when shooting in quick succession at a frame rate of 18 frames/sec., eliminating even the tiniest shakes. In addition, the absence of a mechanical shutter, whose performance level can change through continuous operation, means that the SIGMA fp is a camera with improved reliability.
Superior options in artistic picture & video creations
The SIGMA fp is a frontrunner in incorporating functions that help exploring the photographic and cinematic creations. For instance, in addition to a number of different color modes, the SIGMA fp has newly introduced the “Teal and Orange” mode, inspired by the color grading technique commonly used in Hollywood films. Each mode has a slider that enables adjustment of the strength of the effects to apply, providing even greater control in one's creations.
The SIGMA fp is the first SIGMA camera to employ a tone curve adjustment function in addition to "Fill Light", a special adjustment function of SIGMA Photo Pro, and they are both available in-camera. It has also newly introduced "TONE" and "COLOR" buttons for a quick access to each of 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.
Supports full-fledged filmmaking
For raw video data, the SIGMA fp supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording. With 4K UHD/24fps recording, it produces video data that can be used even in filmmaking. It also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos. For video output, it uses USB3.1 (GEN1), which allows a smooth data transmission to an external recording unit. As it also supports cinema camera-like user interfaces, the SIGMA fp is a camera that can be taken straight to video production settings.
Seamless transition between Still and Cine modes
Going from the Still mode to the Cine mode at the flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.
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Sigma’s passion for photography and cinematography inspires technical innovation within the company that raises picture quality and performance, and it keeps them looking for new ways to facilitate artistic expression.