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Sigma announces major firmware update for the fp

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It's the L-Mount that's the big draw for most of our readers. As a stills camera, the Sigma fp is a good complement to a larger Leica or Panasonic system.

The world’s smallest and lightest full-frame system camera today gets a major firmware update. Version 2.0 of the fp’s operating system appears to be largely concerned with the camera’s video capabilities and will be of limited interest to our happy band of stills shooters.

New functions

  • Supports cinemagraph creation and playback
  • Supports CinemaDNG footage playback
  • Supports still capture during live view and movie shooting in Cine mode
  • Supports still image capture from movie files (CinemaDNG, MOV) shot with the SIGMA fp
  • Supports HDR in movie shooting
  • Supports still and movie shooting in Director’s Viewfinder mode
  • Supports DCI 4K 12bit / HDMI Raw output
  • Supports RAW over HDMI recording with Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder
  • A free AtomOS firmware update for Ninja V is required.
  • Supports recording Blackmagic RAW codec over HDMI with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models
  • Requires firmware update of Video Assist 12G models using Video Assist Update 3.3.
  • Camera movement control is now compatible with ZHIYUN Weebill S gimbal.
  • Instruction message appears when attempting to use greyed-out items in SHOOT menu
  • Supports camera control in USB mode
  • The SDK (Software Development Kit) for controlling the camera is scheduled to be available by early July.

Improved functions

  • Supports Dual Base ISO (ISO100 and ISO3200)
  • Improves AF performance
  • Improves accuracy with evaluative exposure metering
  • Improves image quality
  • Supports CinemaDNG 25 and 29.97 fps (UHD 12bit) shooting
  • Supports CinemaDNG 100 fps (FHD 12bit) shooting
  • Supports CinemaDNG 100 and 119.88 fps (FHD 8bit and 10bit) shooting
  • ‘OFF’ option available in Color mode
  • Exposure adjustment available in QS (Quick Set)
  • Tone control setting ‘Auto (Mild / Strong)’ available during movie shooting
  • Supports USB Video Class (UVC) settings adjustments while the fp is connected to USB
  • Supports time code generation
  • Compatible with BWF format
  • Supports file size changes at aspect ratio 7:6
  • Supports changes to shutter sound effect

Bug corrections

  • Corrects the phenomenon of flickering in dark areas when shooting video footage
  • Corrects bugs in USB Video Class (UVC) setting when connected via USB or during movie shooting
  • Improves recording stability with recording media
  • Other minor bugs have been corrected

Download the new firmware here

Read more on the Sigma fp on Macfilos

7 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting looking, any Macfilos folks own one? Is it worth it? Rather read a review by Macfilos users than any others,

  2. Hi John, I love the Sigma Fp but I use the optional Viewfinder most of the time as I do not like a camera without a viewfinder in general. The view through the viewfinder makes any EVF look tiny in comparison. I use it as a street camera with a Leica 28mm for street photography when it can be tiny without viewfinder. It is wonderful with the great Sigma 45/2.8. I call the camera Flex as it can be as small as you want or use large l-mount glass with the large optional grip. I love the files and colours it produces. I originally purchased it to try with M glass but it is no better than other non SL mirrorless cameras due to the thicker sensor stack. However, most people would be happy with it. It does not read m glass codes. But you can manually test and correct m glass for cyan drift with in camera adjustments. I do not use the video functions and like that there is a switch that gets rid of all video menus – how brilliant is that? I wish Leica would do a firmware update that did that.
    I am in the process of writing a review but then made the mistake of starting 4 other articles. Plus we were supposed to not go out for the past 3 months making picture opportunities low so I have put emphasis on learning new processing skills.
    I guess I should get back to that article.

  3. Hi Brian
    I love the fp too and thinking of getting the viewfinder – can you use the large handgrip with the viewfinder?

    • Hi Tony, that is one reason why I am doing the review. I had a lot of trouble whether it fit or not. Then my favourite camera store discovered they had a large grip in the store sample kit which also had the viewfinder. They fit it all together. Sigma does not show any images of reverse side or compatibility info. Then when I tried to order all was in stock at Sigma except they only had the Fp and 45/2.8 kit in stock. I only wanted the Fp and was stupidly prejudiced against the 45/2.8 because of the non Art lens name and most of the reviews were negative on it. However, the kit had a significant sale price at the time so I pulled the trigger. I love everything about the lens and the bokeh is very smooth instead of nervous like a lot of lenses. I really need to get back to writing the article. I was going to include info on m glass compatibility but that will now be a separate article as I have a lot of m glass starting at 15mm.

      • I love that 45mm f/2.8. I too wondered about the “Contemporary” v “Art” monikers but the 45mm appears to be just as well built. We shouldn’t forget, too, that the new 100-400 zoom is also a Contemporary and not an Art, yet it is getting good reviews. I need to find out the reasons for Art/Contemporary. Could it be, for instance, that the Art range is just faster?

  4. Brian
    Thanks – I’ll order the viewfinder – I really look forward to your review – I’m selling my SL and S1R to buy the SL2 and hope to make the Fp as walk around companion with Mlenses

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