During a special online event called “Stage Online”, Sigma has announced the Sigma fp L. The successor of the original Sigma fp is a compact and modular mirrorless camera featuring a new 61MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, improved autofocus performance, and an enticing feature set.
The newcomer shoots UHD 4K video up to 30fps, Full HD up to 120pfps and outputs DCI 4K24p 12-bit Raw to an external recorder. The BSI design of the sensor achieves low noise and offers a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600. The camera can record 8-bit CinemaDNG files to an SD card or output 12-bit CinemaDNG over USB-C or 12-bit Raw over HDMI.
The sleek and compact design of the SIGMA fp L is complemented by a rear 3.15″ 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD. The unit is also compatible with the all-new EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder which is an optional auxiliary EVF for clear eye-level monitoring.
Furthermore, there’s an intuitive top switch for changing between CINE and STILL menu and user interface modes to suit different recording methods.
The SIGMA fp L provides three 1/4″-20 threaded mounts for connecting accessory grips, viewfinders, and even the camera strap, as well as the bottom mount for attaching the camera to a tripod or other mount.
A single SD card slot is available for internal file saving and the fp L also supports recording directly to USB-C-connected hard drives. Additionally, the camera features enhanced on-chip phase-detection autofocus, which can be especially useful when tracking moving subjects.
The camera body of the SIGMA fp L comes equipped with an internal stereo microphone along with a 3.5mm microphone port for working with an external mic. It’s also worth mentioning that the EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder incorporates a 3.5mm headphone port as an additional option.
Other available ports include HDMI Type-D alongside USB Type-C port which supports continuous power, and in-camera battery charging. The included BP-51 lithium-ion battery pack provides approximately 240 shots per charge.
Just like the original Sigma fp, the fp L can be used with a Director’s Viewfinder mode to simulate the shooting range, frame guide, and field of view of other cinema cameras.
This feature has been updated with wider camera compatibility, and now includes ARRI ARRICAM, ARRIFLEX, ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini LF, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini, AMIRA, ALEXA65, ALEXA XT; Sony VENICE; and RED MONSTRO 8K, HELIUM 8K, DRAGON 6K, EPIC MX 5K, GEMINI 5K, and KOMODO 6K camera options. On top, two new Color Modes have been added with the fp L: Powder Blue and Duotone.
Other noteworthy features include electronic image stabilization, camera movement control with selected gimbals, integrated Cinemagraph function for producing unique hybrid images, support for still capture during live view and movie shooting in Cine mode, as well as the ability to pull still frames from CinemaDNG and MOV movie files.
SIGMA fp L Highlights
- 61MP Full-Frame BSI Bayer CMOS Sensor
- UHD 4K30p Video with 12-Bit CinemaDNG
- Hybrid Phase- and Contrast-Detection AF
- 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
- Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-25600
- Continuous Power via USB-C
- Director’s Viewfinder Function
- Crop Zoom Mode and Updated Color Modes
- SD Card Slot, USB-C Drive Support
- Compatible with EVF-11 Viewfinder
The brand new SIGMA fp L is available to pre-order retailing for $2,499 whereas the Sigma EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder will set you back additional $699.
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