Sigma fp Review

Sigma is well known for creating high-quality lenses and accessories, and they have now unveiled the Sigma FP, a full-frame camera. Because it is the world’s most miniature full-frame mirrorless camera and was created with the requirements of professional filmmakers and cinematographers in mind, the Sigma FP is one of the most impressive cameras on the market today.

In addition to being very lightweight at only 370 grams, the Sigma FP is packed with photographic tools and capabilities that are cinematic in quality.

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The body of the camera costs Rs 2,15,000 in India, which is a price that is slightly more than what you would pay for the majority of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 45mm Sigma Contemporary lens, which has an extra price tag of Rs 35,000, was the optic we utilized with this camera. Therefore, the most affordable option for you is the basic plan, which comes at Rs 2,50,000.

Aluminum is used in the construction of the body, which not only gives it a sturdy feel but also contributes to the efficient management of heat. In addition to being dust- and splash-proof, the Sigma FP has waterproof sealing at 42 different locations across its body.

Sigma fp Performance

The Sigma FP utilizes a 24.6-megapixel CMOS sensor with a Bayer filter, and the camera is also capable of recording 12-bit CinermaDNG RAW to an external recorder.

The camera features an ISO range that goes up to 25,600 and a shutter speed that goes as fast as 1/8000 of a second.

As a result of the utilization of an electronic shutter, it can take high-burst photographs at a rate of 18 frames per second. The camera can take RAW Digital Negative (DNG) photographs with a bit depth of up to 12 or 14 for still shots.

We discovered that it was acceptable for photography in most cases. The photographs that we took turned out to be crisp and correctly captured the color depth that was initially charged. Additionally, the various color tone presets given in-camera are suitable for use by photographers and Instagrammers.

The Sigma FP is a fantastic camera for shooting video since it can record up to 4K 12-bit CinemaDNG at 24 frames per second, and it can shoot at up to 120 frames per second in Full HD. Additionally, the camera can record 4K video in MOV format utilizing the H264 codec at 30 frames per second. However, to get the most out of the Sigma FP and all of its capabilities, you will want an external SSD.

Sigma fp Image Quality

The Sigma fp handled noise quite well in both the JPEG and Raw formats, producing excellent images from ISO 6200 up to ISO 3200. While the result is not unpleasant, noise and artifacts become increasingly noticeable between ISO 6400 and 12800; nonetheless, the range between ISO 25600 and 102400 should only be used in an emergency.

The night shot came out well, and the fact that you could use the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds meant that you could catch sufficient light for the vast majority of after-dark scenarios.

You may rapidly stylize both your still images and your video recordings using any one of the 12 distinct color options. The HDR option, on the other hand, is only compatible with JPEGs, and we found it to be a little too forceful for our tastes.

Sigma fp Specs

Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels25 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ISO100-25600 (expands to 6-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)6
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsHigh, med, low
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points49
Lens mountLeica L
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2?
Screen dots2,100,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via flash sync port)
Continuous drive18.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesCan output 12-bit CinemaDNG to an external recorder
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wired remote)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBP-51 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)280
Weight (inc. batteries)422 g (0.93 lb / 14.89 oz)
Dimensions113 x 70 x 45 mm (4.45 x 2.76 x 1.77?)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

Sigma fp Verdict

In general, the Sigma FP is a first-generation camera that is of high quality and is recommended for beginning filmmakers who are just starting started in production. After all, photographers may relax and wait for the next iteration of the Sigma FP.

We expect that Sigma will improve upon this camera by upgrading certain functions to make it a more well-rounded product, both for still images and motion video. At the moment, it is a handy and portable camera, but it functions most effectively when combined with other attachments or rigs.

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