JUST ANNOUNCED: Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera
11 July 2019 | Category: General News
SIGMA Corporation has announced 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 stills and cine shooting at 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.
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, plus a superb build quality that makes this camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.
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.
Seamless, fully-fledged and liberating shooting functions
A highly intuitive user interface that allows one to move between stills 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.
The SIGMA fp is here to broaden the potential of image shooting ad infinitum.
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 aluminium alloy for 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 in all types of conditions. 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
The ability 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 the 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 image & video creations
The SIGMA fp is a frontrunner in incorporating functions that help you explore photographic and cinematic creations. For instance, in addition to a number of different color modes, the SIGMA fp has newly introduced ‘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’ application, providing even greater control of your 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 quick access to each of the tone control and colour 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 stills 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.
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 are also 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 your lens investments.
Seamless transition between Still and Cine modes
Go from Still mode to Cine mode at the flip of a switch. Each mode comes with specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.
The new Sigma fp is coming soon and will be available for hire, HERE.
*At the time of writing – July 2019.