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SIGMA fp Cinema Camera with CinemaDNG raw
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    SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp”, the world's smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.

    Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.

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    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.

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    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 and liberal system” that allows one to pair the camera with lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “versatile scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.

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    Seamless│Full-fledged, liberating shooting functions

    A “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.

    Making it a top priority to realize these three concepts all at once and without requiring any trade-offs, SIGMA selected only the elements and mechanisms that were truly needed with no compromise to create the SIGMA fp as the embodiment of an “entirely new digital camera that SIGMA can offer to the world right now.”

    • It's a camera body that changes its configuration with great flexibility centered around the user.
    • It's a tool that gives the user the joy of a new camera life that they themselves are yet to discover.
    • It's a new system camera that will overturn the paradigm of “digital cameras.”

    Key features

    World's smallest and lightest full-frame camera

    With overall dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, without battery and card, 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.

    Advanced picture & video generating functions

    The SIGMA fp employs a number of advanced technologies for image and video generation.

    The Auto HDR function 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 great dynamic range that could not have been achieved in normal shooting.

    The Cinemagraph function, meanwhile, achieves a hybrid between still photography and video in the form of animated GIFs in which parts of a still image keep moving. With this function, the SIGMA fp is capable of creating Cinemagraphs in-camera.

    Note: The Auto HDR function in the Cine mode and the Cinemagraph function are to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

    L-Mount

    The SIGMA fp uses the L-Mount*, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. For interchangeable lenses, in addition to the wide-ranging choices of SIGMA lenses, other manufacturers' lenses can also be an option through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corporation. With the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21, SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA's CANON EF mount lenses can be used, making the best out of one's lens investment.

    Supports full-fledged video production

    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.

    Note: The feature of playing CinemaDNG footages in-camera is to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

    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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  • Dedicated accessories

    • SIGMA HOT SHOE UNIT HU-11
    • SIGMA LCD VIEW FINDER LVF-11
    • SIGMA BASE PLATE BPL-11
    • SIGMA HAND GRIP HG-11
    • SIGMA LARGE HAND GRIP HG-21
    • SIGMA CABLE RELEASE CR-41
    • SIGMA ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-630
    • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21
    • SIGMA BASE GRIP BG-11
    • SIGMA AC ADAPTER SAC-7P
    • SIGMA DC CONNECTOR CN-21
    • SIGMA BATTERY CHARGER BC-71
    • Li-ion BATTERY BP-51

    [Specification]

    • Storage Media - SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card(UHS-Ⅱ supported) / Portable SSD (USB 3.0 connection, USB bus power supported
    • Lens Mount -
    • Sensor - 35mm full-frame(35.9mm×23.9rnrn) Back-illuminated Bayer CMOS sensor, Approx.24.6MP(6,072×4,056)/Approx. 25.38MP (6,104×4,142)
    • Stills formats - Lossless compression RAW(DNG) data12 / 14 bit, JPEG(Exif2.3), RAW(DNG)+JPEG: recording is possible
    • Movie Recording Formats
      • CinemaDNG(8bit / 10bit / 12bit)/ MOV:H.264 (ALL-I / GOP)
      • Audio Format - Linear PCM (2ch 48kHz /16bit)
      • 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
    • HDMI External Output
      • HDMI Loop out “External recorder record: ATOMOS Ninja Inferno, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K supported
      • Audio Format Linear PCM(2ch 48kHz /16bit)
      • Recording Pixels / 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
    • Focus - Contrast detection system, Single AF, Continuous AF(with moving object prediction function), Manual Focus
    • AF+MF, MF Assist, MF Guide, Focus Peaking, Release Focus Function, AF-ON, Quick AF, Pre-AF, AF during Image Magnification Exposure
    • Movie Shooting Mode - (P) Program AE, (S) Shutter Speed Priority AE, (A) Aperture Priority AE, (M) Manual
    • ISO 100-25600, Expanded sensitivity ISO6,12,25,50,51200, 102400
    • Image Stabilization System - Electronic system
    • Electronic shutter 30 to 1/8,000 sec., Bulb
    • Monitor - TFT color LCD monitor Aspect Ratio3:2, 3.15", Approx. 2,100,000 dots / Electrostatic capacitance system touch panel /Approx.100%
    • Color Mode - 12types( Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Teal & Orange, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome)
    • CINE Mode - Still image shooting during movie shooting / HDR shooting / Director's view finder
    • USB3.1 GEN1 Type C
    • HDMI Type D (Ver.1.4)
    • Release Terminal Also used as an external microphone terminal.
    • Li-ion Battery BP-51 *USB power supply available (when the power is turned off)
    • 112.6×69.9×45.3mm
    • 422g (including battery and SD card), 370g (Camera Body Only)
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  • SIGMA LCD VIEW FINDER LVF-11

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  • Grate camera, Grate idea, grate design. Same sony sensor as nikon and panafriend uses.

    Cinema DNG is big files. What i dont undetstand is why not support for higher frame rates and bad h264 flavor 422 8 hit hdmi output and low frame rates is not what modern standards are.

    Seems this is an agreement camera between brands. too many Issues when sensor can give much more thats a pitty.

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  • The camera can record 12-bit CinemaDNG 4K video at 24 fps, including directly to an SSD external recorder. In this mode, the camera offers an impressive 12.5 stops of dynamic range. The fp's inclusion of its director's viewfinder mode, ATOMOS open protocol support, shutter angle display, zebra patterns and waveform display shows a high level of commitment to the camera's cinematic use cases.

    https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sigma-fp/sigma-fpA.HTM

  • Announcement video

  • you can Auto generate English subtitles for announcement video

    Website info: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/main-feature/

  • Heat management

  • It seems a great camera! Now we will have to wait for some reviews.

  • Did not see that coming.

  • I like the design

  • Finally a modular mirrorless! Contrast AF is sad, but considering the cine marketing of this camera, not a deal breaker for anyone serious about cine style, ie manual lenses. If the price is right (thinking very low), this will fill a much needed gap between hobby prosumers on a budget, and wanna be professionals prosumers that pay three times as much as prosumers less than a decade ago. Personally I think this is really the GH6 water tester. GH6 lite, or GH2.1 if you will.

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  • rumors are sony will release 4 cameras before sept. I bet one will be the same formfactor ff emount at a fraction of what sigma will price the FP. It might even have a popup vf aka rx100 and lots better af. It's just a guess. Around 1200 US would be a market sweep.

  • Personally I think we are going to see sub 1k... Even sub 700 prices on these little bodies... Maybe initial 1k price, then drop in 6 months. Its the right way to do it imho. Sell a very capable body which anyone coming from smart phones can use, never charge for internal upgrades, just charge for external upgrades. If you buy the FP and are serious about film, an external monitor and other goodies will be necessary. If you just want better photos and video than your phone can provide, but cant see spending 1k for a camera as a priority, these little yi m1 / zcam offerings from the big companies will get you in the door and prime you for future purchases. Much, smarter and more reasonable than paid firmware upgrades.. cough cough... Panasonic... Cough... I think the slightly troublesome $300 Yi M1 gave us a glimpse of the real price point most moving from phones consider reasonable.. still a viable option for many.

  • With all the 'Dedicated accessories', they should make the body cheap, to get people to buy into the 'modular system'. My guess is, it has to be less than $1500, maybe even $1200 to start. As I've said before, it won't be long before we see a sub $1000 full frame mirrorless and this Sigma thingy might be kicking off a product war.

  • I would almost bet on this being 1k. Most camera Pricing hasnt made sense to me for quite awhile though. If they want to round up some of the film maker types, this has to be considerbly less than bmpcc. Nikon Z6 body is easy enough to get for 1500.. so 1500 would be silly. I do think the primary goal with this surprise release i to disrupt Nikon z6 sales with relatively cheap alternative. Regardless, I like it, but Z6 is likely my next camera .

  • Mee, I bet more than double, I guess 2499. I don't agree with everything Vitaly says but he's right here modern camera manufacturers are in it for ramping up all the costs to consumers