SIGMA fp as cinema camera

SIGMA fp, a powerhouse
for pro filmmaking.

The SIGMA fp series is the world's smallest and lightest large-format cinema camera. Combined with three RAW file formats and Dual Base ISO, it is well up to handling a variety of projects with suitable settings.

Only the best will do.
Choose yours from the two.

  • fp L

    • Full-frame approx.
      61MP camera
    • 13 stops dynamic range
    • Image plane
      phase-difference AF
    • Crop Zoom
    • USB-C power supply

    The fp L offers autofocus with excellent tracking thanks to its image phase detection AF. It also features excellent crop zoom that capitalizes on a approx. 61-megapixel image sensor. As it supports USB power supply, you can keep shooting while supplying power to the camera with an external device.

    • Full-frame approx.
      24.6MP camera
    • 12.5 stops
      dynamic range
    • Dual Base ISO
      feature for
      the higher sensitivity

    The fp gives you images rich in gradation thanks to its approx. 24-megapixel image sensor with a large pixel pitch. It also keeps high sensitivity noise at low levels.

World’s smallest and lightest*

Small. Smart. Superb.

The SIGMA fp series cameras are the world's smallest and lightest cinema cameras. With its focus on scalability, the fp is minimalist in features but has everything you need. Weighing as little as around 375g, the small and lightweight body of the fp makes it a perfect camera to use in a one-person operation, with a gimbal, or as a director's viewfinder. With its solid range of select functions, the fp series is well equipped to handle all types of filmmaking from movies and television programs to documentaries and vlogging.

*As of March 2021, by SIGMA

Fanless and worry-free from long hours of use.

Large Heat Sink

Inspired by those used on professional cinema cameras, a large-size magnesium heat sink coated with heat dissipation paint is mounted between the LCD and camera body. This achieves highly effective heat dissipation and prevents overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.

Inspired by those used on professional cinema cameras, a large-size magnesium heat sink coated with heat dissipation paint is mounted between the LCD and camera body. This achieves highly effective heat dissipation and prevents overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.

Instinctive operability.
The best companion for your gimbal.

Supports camera control with a gimbal

With cooperation of a gimbal manufacturer, the fp series supports camera control with a gimbal. The excellent mobility of a compact camera system that takes advantage of a small and lightweight SIGMA fp camera will be perfect for gimbal shooting in a variety of settings.

Camera movement control compatible models
DJI RSC 2 / RS 2, ZHIYUN Crane 2S / Weebill S

With cooperation of a gimbal manufacturer, the fp series supports camera control with a gimbal. The excellent mobility of a compact camera system that takes advantage of a small and lightweight SIGMA fp camera will be perfect for gimbal shooting in a variety of settings.

Camera movement control compatible models
DJI RSC 2、RS 2、ZHIYUN Crane 2S、Weebill S

Cinema industry favorite features.

Ready for modern assignments

The SIGMA fp series supports the most current file formats. You will have high-quality footage that you can integrate straight into your production workflow, so no need to waste your time on media conversion. With up to 4K UHD recording at 29.97 fps, and three RAW file formats as well as ALL-I recording supported, the fp is in its element in today's filmmaking that calls for high levels of performance under various restraints.

3 Types of most popular RAW formats

External RAW Recording

The SIGMA fp series supports CinemaDNG external recording, as well as Blackmagic RAW and ProRes RAW output to external screen recorder over HDMI. So you can choose a RAW file format according to your project workflow. Furthermore, these RAW output formats are free of charge on SIGMA fp.

  • CINEMA DNG
  • ProRes RAW
  • BLACKMAGIC RAW

RAW output with external monitor-recorders

  • Supports compressed RAW over HDMI recording with ATOMOS NINJA V monitor-recorder.*1

    Supports compressed RAW over HDMI recording with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G monitor-recorder.*2

    • *1 Firmware update of the “NINJA V” is required.
    • *2 Firmware update of the “Blackmagic Video Assist 3.3” is required.
  • HDMI RAW output support

Supports multiple frame rates and up to DCI/4K RAW output*

4K DCI

It supports different frame rates that are commonly used in filmmaking. The addition of true 24p, will further expand the range of projects you can cover with the fp series. Combined with DCI 4K recording with external output, it can be optimized to digital cinema formats.

*Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

Two sensitivity levels.
Low noise and wide dynamic range.

Dual Base ISO

The SIGMA fp and the SIGMA fp L use a full-frame sensor based on Dual Base ISO technology, with approximately 24.6 and 61 effective megapixels, respectively. With two sensitivity levels, namely high and low, these cameras can handle various lighting conditions, giving you a greater choice of exposure settings. In 12 bit CinemaDNG recording in CINE mode or RAW output over HDMI, the fp has a dynamic range of 12.5 stops* and a Dual Base ISO of 100 and 3200, and the fp L, a dynamic range of 13 stops* and a Dual Base ISO of 100 and 1250. This means that both the fp and the fp L are fully capable of optimizing the levels of film grain and noise in your footage by making the most of their sensor's dynamic range, even at an ISO as high as 12800. This comes extremely handy in an HDR project where a camera needs a wide dynamic range. As the ISO switches between the two base levels by itself, you will find it easy to record high quality footage at an optimal setting, even when you have little time to set up or fine-tune the lighting.

*In 12 bit CinemaDNG recording

  • All-I Recording compatibility

    Supports All-I (All-Intra) recording which helps make data smaller in size and easier to edit at the same time.

  • fp L Only

    Optical Low Pass Filters

    It features a low-pass filter to optimize the balance between the low pass effect and sharpness, which is expected in a 61-megapixel sensor. This effectively reduces moiré and color artifacts in images.

  • Zebra patterning

    The SIGMA fp has a zebra pattern display, which shows areas of the image that are of specified brightness levels in stripes. This helps to check for overblown highlights and adjust exposure accordingly.

  • Waveform display

    The SIGMA fp has a waveform display that shows video data to check the video in a numerical manner based on its signal information.

fp L Only

Always follows your vision.

Hybrid Autofocus

In addition to high-precision contrast AF, the SIGMA fp L features fast image plane phase-difference AF. It has high-accuracy to the subject and is useful for focusing in situations where manual focus is difficult, such as recording using a gimbal or one-operation recording.

fp L Only

Taking all situations with just one lens? Yes, you can.

Crop Zoom

The Crop Zoom function allows you to pinch to zoom in and out on the LCD touch screen from the center point and record the cropped image while maintaining the sharpness of the original image. A high pixel count such as approx. 61 megapixels can stand an extreme zooming or cropping with no digital enhancement to help you expand your creativity without compromising delicate rendering and rich details. This was one aspect of an ultra-high pixel camera that led SIGMA to give the fp L a cropped zoom feature that works also in the CINE mode. Thanks to its ample megapixels, the fp L can record in full HD quality even at its maximum 5x zoom and it is compatible with zoom lenses as well.

Master your workflow

Work smartly

The SIGMA fp series of cameras have a range of features and a specially-designed user interface, which makes them a very intuitive camera to work with in filmmaking. They support an external timecode generator, are capable of frame grabbing and zebra patterning, and have a waveform monitor—they have everything you need for efficient workflow, so that you can focus on shooting. In addition, a director's viewfinder as well as newly introduced features such as screenshots and recommendations will help ensure precise and efficient communication within the project team.

Sync your settings in a flash across multiple camera operators

Save & Load Settings*

The SIGMA fp L comes with a feature that allows you to save custom camera settings. Saved settings can be kept as QR code image data, which can load instantly in a shoot. As anyone can load the same setting instantly by sharing the QR code, it will be useful for sharing camera settings in a shoot where multiple photographers are at work.

  • *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.
  • *QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.
  • Flash
  • Frame Guide
  • White Balance
  • Focus
  • HDMI Output
  • EVF Settings
  • Custom QS
  • Stabilization
  • Fill Light
  • Dial Settings
  • Time Code
  • USB Mode
  • Power Save
  • Fill Light
  • Drive Mode
  • LCD Settings
  • Tone Control

The SIGMA fp L comes with a feature that allows you to save custom camera settings. Saved settings can be kept as QR code image data, which can load instantly in a shoot. As anyone can load the same setting instantly by sharing the QR code, it will be useful for sharing camera settings in a shoot where multiple photographers are at work.

  • *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.
  • *QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.
  • Supports timecode

    In the CINE mode, the SIGMA fp series camera supports external timecode recording output, which is essential in video editing with multiple cameras.

  • Screenshot*

    You can make a screenshot of any screen display on fp series cameras, including live view and menus also in the CINE mode and director’s viewfinder mode. You can keep a record of the shooting situations and the camera setting in a single image.

    *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

    You can make a screenshot of any screen display on fp series cameras, including live view and menus also in the CINE mode and director’s viewfinder mode. You can keep a record of the shooting situations and the camera setting in a single image.

    *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

  • Picking up from a single frame is never easier

    Frame grab

    The SIGMA fp series has an in-camera image-grabbing function that allows you to freeze a frame from a video clip. You can also snap a still while recording video. The fp series' sophisticated still capture function can also be used as a frame grabber.

    The SIGMA fp series has an in-camera image-grabbing function that allows you to freeze a frame from a video clip. You can also snap a still while recording video. The fp series' sophisticated still capture function can also be used as a frame grabber.

Director’s viewfinder

Essential item for every film director

A director's viewfinder is an essential tool for a film director in deciding on angle of view and composition. The SIGMA fp series of cameras both come with a director's viewfinder function that allows you to simulate shooting ranges of different cinema cameras. The frame guide, meanwhile, now supports custom frame lines in addition to the presets, so you can add any given value to choose a setting that best suits a given shooting scene. The SIGMA fp cameras will prove an invaluable aid in ensuring smooth communication in pre-production.

Support simulation of diverse cameras

The SIGMA fp series features a director's viewfinder to simulate shooting ranges of cinema cameras by different manufacturers. It can simulate most of the widely used cinema cameras in the field such as the latest large format cameras like ARRI ALEXA LF and RED MONSTRO 8K and other various full-frame cameras and it is also compatible with anamorphic lenses.

Cinema cameras supported
[ARRI] ARRICAM / ARRIFLEX, ALEXA LF/ ALEXA Mini LF, ALEXA SXT, Alexa Mini, AMIRA, ALEXA65, ALEXA XT
[SONY] VENICE
[RED] MONSTRO 8K, HELIUM 8K, DRAGON 6K, EPIC MX 5K, GEMINI 5K, KOMODO 6K
  • NEW

    Frame guide: Supports custom frame lines*

    When shooting with different aspect ratios in mind, you can use a frame guide that's useful when you decide the composition. The fp series now supports custom frame lines, where you can add a given aspect ratio or absolute pixel dimensions. It will prove useful in filmmaking where it may be necessary to cover different formats from movie, television, smartphone, etc.

    *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

  • NEW

    Selection of external viewfinders*

    You have a choice of two viewfinders for the fp series: the EVF-11, a high-definition and small-sized electronic viewfinder with an organic EL panel, or the LVF-11, an optical LCD viewfinder that allows you to see the view in a large LCD screen to check how it looks on the optical axis.

    *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

    • +Screenshot*
    • +Save & Load Settings is easier than ever*
    • +Shooting video or still photos in director’s viewfinder mode is possible.

    *Scheduled to be available on SIGMA fp via firmware update scheduled at a later date.

Compatible with diverse accessories

Excellent Extensibility

The SIGMA fp series supports a remarkably wide range of lenses and accessories, both SIGMA products as well as those from other brands.
SIGMA products that the fp series supports include SIGMA CINE lenses, L-Mount Alliance-certified L-Mount lenses, flashes as well as the brand new SIGMA AC adapter. As for non-SIGMA options, the fp series supports a range of products including gimbals and dedicated cages. This means that you can customize your fp to suit your needs and uses, building a video making system that fits any shooting style.They also come with a USB-C expansion port, which lets you record externally in CinemaDNG using a high-speed, high-capacity SSD card or a UHS-II SD card. In addition, they support Blackmagic RAW and ProRes RAW output to external screen recorders over HDMI for better flexibility.

  • SIGMACINE Lenses
  • SIGMAFlash
  • SIGMAViewfinders
  • SIGMAL-Mount Lenses
    & Converters
  • fp Lfp
  • SIGMAAC Adapter
  • Storage Media
  • External Recorder
  • Gimbal
  • Cage
  • Timecode
    generator
  • Battery plate
  • Software

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