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World’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera
SIGMA's take on an entirely new system camera
The SIGMA fp 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.
- Smallest & lightest full-frame camera
- 24.6MP Bayer sensor
- Electronic shutter
- Superior options in artistic creations
- Advanced technologies
- Supports full-fledged filmmaking
- Still & Cine shooting modes
The world's smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.
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Small enough to take along for casual use, it is a perfect camera with which to enjoy full-frame quality images in everyday snaps.
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 prevents overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.
Dust- & 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-inch threads for both the strap holder on either side of the body and a tripod. This provides greater freedom in how one use 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.
Electronic shutter for a variety of settings
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 ambience of the scene; and shooting with good response, without missing the perfect shot. These types of shooting will open new 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.
Superior options in artistic picture & video creations
Colour mode “Teal and Orange”
Colour grading is a process of altering the colour of a video and is an important step in filmmaking that will change the “mood” of a film or other types of work significantly.
One colour grade style that has been widely used in Hollywood films has inspired a new colour mode introduced in the SIGMA fp, called “Teal and Orange.”
This new colour mode is about creating high contrast between orange colours, 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.
Advanced picture & video generating technologies
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 colour. It is designed to help focusing the lens manually.
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.
The L-Mount realilzes a camera system that goes beyond the boundaries between manufacturers, with unprecedented levels of scalability and possibilities.
Lenses specially designed for mirrorless cameras
To coincide with the announcement of the SIGMA fp, SIGMA announced three new lenses: 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art, and 14–24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. Making the most of the optical and mechanical design advantages of a short flange back, each of them is a unique mirrorless lens with high performance and distinctive characteristics.
Seamless transition between Still and Cine modes
UI optimized for different shooting modes
Preserving the distinctive “feels” of SIGMA cameras including dials and QS (Quick Set) buttons, the SIGMA fp has a specially designed operation system and displays for each of the Still mode and the Cine mode. At the flick of a special switch, it can move back and forth between the two modes. This presents a new shooting experience that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional cameras that are designed either for stills or videos.
7 shooting style suggestions with the SIGMA fp
Minimal at its basic, with maximum combination possibilities.
The concept of “having the camera to suit human needs” has opened up various shooting style choices. Here we introduce 7 shooting styles with the SIGMA fp.
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.
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.
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.
45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
This prime lens refines the concept of the Contemporary line.
Compact size is realized while maintaining high image quality and is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras.
SIGMA Canada is pleased to introduce the new SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens. This lens was designed to achieve the perfect balance for everyday use. Designed with relatively small full-frame mirrorless cameras in mind, this standard lens pursues easy operability as a regular prime lens by balancing its easy-to-carry size and high optical performance, thereby embodying the Contemporary line’s development concept of “pursuing optimum balance," and becoming the perfect first lens in the lineup dedicated for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras
With mirrorless cameras emerging at an accelerated pace, expectations towards lenses suited for high-performance full-frame mirrorless cameras are growing. Unfortunately, many photographers may feel that they have little choices for mirrorless lens systems in terms of performance, size, extensive lineup, and due to the burden of having to use multiple systems. SIGMA has thus developed and proposes this new full-frame mirrorless lens series as the optimal solution to this challenge.
Beautiful bokeh and rendering that can be enjoyed in every scene
With the SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, bokeh expressions are especially featured. Spherical aberration has been controlled to ensure not only the large bokeh in the front and rear of the subject but also the rear bokeh near the area in focus create a gradient to a soft blur. This lens softens the periphery of blurred images suppressing the double-line bokeh etc. and enhances the three-dimensional impression of the subject with the smooth expressions in the foreground and the background. In addition, its minimum focusing distance of 24cm makes it possible to enjoy shooting snapshots and tabletop photos taking advantage of the angle of view. The design gives consideration to vignetting to achieve beautiful round bokeh and subdue swirly bokeh in the whole bokeh effects. While this lens produces smooth bokeh effects of which one could say as “classical expression” when the aperture is wide open, it also realizes modern sharp rendering when it is stopped down. It is reassuring to hold this lens as the regular lens for everyday use.
High-speed and highly accurate AF enabled by the stepping motor
The lens is capable of smooth, quiet and high-speed AF made possible by a stepping motor, as well as supports Face/Eye Detection AF and video AF. The design gives consideration to MF operations, and a ring of appropriate torque provides good operability.
High build quality and outstanding operability
Because this lens is intended for everyday use, particular attention has been given to build quality and operability. The bayonet hood feels comfortable when removing and attaching, and the lens barrel incorporating metal material as the main part achieves improved durability. Furthermore, thanks to the aperture ring with the right click feeling, comfortable operability during various shooting styles is ensured.
Additional Lens Features:
- Mount with dust- and splash-proof structure
- Full-time manual mode
- Available Mount Conversion Service
- Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
- Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
- 7-blade rounded diaphragm
- High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
- “Made in Japan” craftsmanship
What's Includedfp Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
BP-51 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh)
USB AC Adapter
USB Type-A to Type-C Cable
Hot Shoe Unit
45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens
LH577-01 Lens Hood
Sigma LCF-55 III 55mm Lens Cap
LCR II Rear Lens Cap
|Type||Interchangeable-lens Mirrorless Type Digital Camera|
|Storage Media||SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card(UHS-Ⅱ supported) / Portable SSD (USB 3.0 connection, USB bus power supported)|
|Type||35mm full-frame (35.9mm x 23.10mm) Back-illuminated Bayer CMOS sensor|
|Camera effective pixels / Total pixels||Approx. 24. 6MP / Approx. 25.3MP|
|Color, filter System||RGB Primary color filter|
|Still Image File Format||Lossless compression RAW(DNG) data12/14 bit, JPEG(Exif2.3), RAW(DNG)+JPEG:recording is possible|
|Image aspect ratio||[21:9] / [16:9] / [3:2] / [A Size (√2:1)] / [4:3] / [7:6] / [1:1]|
|RAW||HIGH：6000×4000 (3840x2560) LOW：3008x2000 (1920x1280)*() In DC Clop Mode|
[A Size (√2:1)]
|Crop||Equivalent to approx.1.5times the focal length of the lens (on 35mm cameras)|
|Color Space||sRGB / Adobe RGB|
Movie Recording Format [Camera Internal Record]
|Movie Format||CinemaDNG（8bit / 10bit/ 12bit） / MOV：H.264 (ALL-I/ GOP)
Bit rate and Supported media
|Audio Format||Linear PCM (2ch 48kHz/16bit)|
|Recording Pixels / Frame Rate||3,840×2,160 (UHD 4K) / 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, FHD(1,920x1,080) / 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 59.94p, 100p, 119.88p|
|Continuous recording time||Up to 2h|
|Cinema DNG recording media limits||SD card ：UHS-II UHD 8bit under 25fps, FHD 12bit under 60fps Portable SSD ： UHD 12bit 24fps, FHD 12bit under 60fps, FHD 8bit under 120fps|
|Movie Recording Format [HDMI External Output]|
|Movie Format||HDMI Loop out “External recorder record: ATOMOS Ninja Inferno, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K supported|
|Audio Format||Linear PCM (2ch 48kHz/16bit)|
|File Size / Frame Rate||3,840×2,160 (UHD 4K) / 4:2:2 8bit 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p
1,920x1,080 (FHD) / 4:2:2 8bit 119.88p / 100p / 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p
|Auto Format / Focus Mode||Contrast detection system, Single AF, Continuous AF (with moving object prediction function), Manual Focus|
|AF Measurement DistanceDetecton Range / AF mode||-5EV～18EV(F1.4：ISO100) / Auto, 49-points selection mode, Free Movement mode, Face/Eye Detection AF mode, Tracking AF mode|
|AF Lock||Half-press the shutter button, or press the AEL button (setting change required）|
|Other Focus Functions||AF+MF, MF Assist, MF Guide, Focus Peaking, Release Focus Function, AF-ON, Quick AF, Pre-AF, AF during Image Magnification|
|Metering System||Evaluative, Spot, Center Weighted Average|
|Metering Range||-5～18EV (50mm F1.4: ISO100)|
|Still Image Shooting Mode||(P) Program AE (Program Shift is possible), (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual|
|Movie Shooting Mode||(P) Program AE, (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-25600, Expanded sensitivity ISO 6, 12, 25, 50, 51200, 102400|
|Exposure Compensation||±5EV (in 1/3-stop increments) : ±3EV at movie recording|
|AE Lock||Half-press the shutter button, or press the AEL button (setting change required).|
|Exposure Bracket||3-frame/5-frame stage exposure 3EV (1/3 Step, Standard→Underexposure→Overexposure) (Sequence changeable)|
Image Stabilization System
|Image Stabilization System||Electronic system|
( Auto, Auto[Lighting Source Priority], Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom 1, Custom 2, Custom 3 )
|Shutter Type||Electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||30 - 1/8,000sec., Bulb (5 minutes max)|
|Drive Modes||Single shooting, Continuous shooting（H：approx. 18shots/sec、 M：approx. 5shots/sec、L：approx. 3shots/sec）, Self-timer (2sec. / 10sec.), Interval-timer|
|Maximum number of shots||HIGH: 12frame, MED: 12frame, LOW: 24frame|
|Type / Coverage||TFT color LCD monitor Aspect Ratio 3:2, 3.15, Approx. 2,100,000 dots / Electrostatic capacitance system touch panel / Approx. 100%|
Flash (when to use external flash)
|Light Emission Mode||S-TTL automatic light control, Manual, Wireless flash, Multi-emission Flash (when to use external flash)|
|Flash Mode||Red-eye effect reduction / Slow synchronization, 2nd Curtain synchronization|
|Exposure control||Max. ±3EV in 1/3EV-step increments|
|Flash Tuning Speed||Max. 1/30sec.* 1/15 sec. or less at 14bit|
|External Flash Support||Available when the Hot Shoe Unit HU-11(supplied with this product) is mounted.* S-TTL, Wireless support, Xcontact|
( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Teal & Orange, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome )
|Recording Mode||STILL Mode: FillLight / HDR shooting
CINE Mode: Still image shooting during movie shooting / HDR shooting / Director's view finder
|Playback Mode||STILL: Mode In-camera DNG Development
CINE Mode: Cinemagraph / still image cut-out
Built-in Microphone / Speaker
|Type||Stereo microphone, Monaural speaker|
|Display Language||English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Russian / Dutch / Polish / Portuguese / Danish / Swedish / Norwegian / Finnish|
|USB||USB3.1 GEN1 Type C|
|HDMI||Type D (Ver.1.4)|
|Release Terminal||Also used as an external microphone terminal|
|External Microphone||Φ3.5mm stereo mini jack (Plug-in power support)|
|Flash-synchro Terminal||Dedicated terminal (with hot shoe unit HU-11 (supplied with this product) mounted)|
Dust & splash-proof
|Dust- & splash-proof structure||Provided|
|Power||Li-ion Battery Pack BP-51 *USB power supply available (when the power is turned off)|
|Still images||Approx. 280 images (at 23℃ according to CIPA standard)|
|Movie | continuous recording||Approx. 70 min|
|Dimensions||112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3 mm (4.4 x 2.75 x 1.8")|
|Weight||422 g (14.9 oz.)
* including battery and SD card.
370 g (13.1 oz.)
* Camera body only.
|86%or less* no condensing|
45mm f/2.8 DG DN Lens for Sony E-Mount
|Lens Construction||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Angle of View(35mm)||51.3°|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7 (Rounded diaphragm)|
|Minimum focusing distance||24 cm (9.4")|
|Max. Magnification Ratio||1:4|
|Dimensions||φ64.0mm×46.2mm (φ2.5in. × 1.8")|
|Weight||215 g (7.5 oz)|
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Sigma fp Mirrorless Kit w/ Contemporary 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Lens
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