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Full-Frame 61mp Sigma fp L Is Priced At £1999 Body Only

Sigma has announced the new 61mp Sigma fp L with a 61mp Full-Frame Sensor, and phase-detection auto focus, alongside a new EVF-11 electronic viewfinder attachment. Find out how much the new camera and EVF will cost.

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Sigma has announced the new Sigma fp L, with a 61mp Full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, with phase-detection auto focus, 10fps continuous shooting, 4K UHD video recording (internal) with 4K DCI recording possible with an external device. It is being introduced with the new (optional) 3.68million dot electronic viewfinder (EVF-11). The Sigma fp L will be available alongside the 24mp Sigma fp which remains on the market. Battery life is rated at 240 shots, and the camera supports USB charging and power supply whilst the camera is in use.

The EVF-11 has an OLED panel with 3.68m dots, and 0.83x magnification with dioptre correction. It also tilts up 90 degrees and has USB-C and headphone ports.

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Price and Availability

Sigma fp L will be priced at £1999.99 / $2499 (US) body only, or £2449.99 / $2999 with the external EVF-11. The EVF-11 will be available separately for £599.99 / $699. Both the new fp L and EVF-11 will be available from the 16th of April.


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SIGMA announces the 61MP fp L, a new addition to world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera range*

From SIGMA: SIGMA is pleased to announce the launch of the SIGMA fp L, a new member of the SIGMA fp series of the world’s smallest and lightest* full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is equipped with a full-frame Bayer sensor with approximately 61 megapixels, making it one of the highest resolution full-frame bodies ever built. This outstanding resolving power in such a compact body is unmatched by any other camera, making the fp L a unique, powerful and portable tool that will unlock new creative possibilities.

As well as the 61MP resolution, the fp L comes with an array of new features and accessories, which will make shooting more user-friendly, including hybrid autofocus (AF) that combines contrast- and phasedetection, a new optional external electronic viewfinder EVF-11, two new Color Modes, and digital crop functionality. The new fp L is truly a photographer’s camera, with all of the most important stills and video features you need at your fingertips for creating professional, striking imagery.

*As of March 2021, by SIGMA


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SIGMA fp line-up development concept

The core concept of the fp series has been to create user-orientated and modular cameras for imagemakers who need adaptable gear to suit their specific style and needs. As such, the camera is pocketable, which makes it convenient to use anywhere and any time; scalable, which means users can also customise the camera into a full professional movie set-up; and versatile, so that users can switch seamlessly between stills and video literally with the flick of a switch.

New to the fp family is the fp L, a back-illuminated 61MP full-frame camera with a similar form factor to the fp but with an enhanced feature-set.


Key new features include:


1. 61MP back-illuminated full-frame Bayer sensor

SIGMA’s extensive experience of developing image processing technology from its work on its Foveon sensors, the fp L is able to offer superb image quality that displays exceptionally fine detail and beautifully rendered colours. Thanks to the sensor’s very high resolution – the highest ever on a SIGMA camera – the decision was taken to add a low-pass filter, which makes a further contribution to optical performance by reducing the effects of moiré.


2. Crop Zoom

The 61MP sensor means that users can crop in to an image and still have more than enough resolution for their needs. For this reason SIGMA has introduced a new Crop Zoom feature to the fp L that works in both the STILL and CINE modes, allowing users to digitally zoom into their image as they shoot. This means the focal length of lenses can be effectively increased if the need arises. For video, the fp L can record in full HD quality, even at its maximum 5x zoom, without downgrading the image quality. Crop Zoom is intuitive to use too; it’s possible to simply pinch and zoom on the LCD touch screen. This feature makes the camera a much more flexible tool, especially if shooting with a limited number of prime lenses.


3. Hybrid Autofocus

In addition to high-precision contrast AF the SIGMA fp L features fast image area phase-detection AF. This hybrid AF allows users to enjoy smooth autofocus that is smooth, fast and excellent at tracking a moving subject, whether shooting stills or video.


4. Unlimited power supply

The SIGMA fp L supports USB charging while the camera is in use. This means you can connect the camera to a computer via USB if using it as a webcam, or connect it to an external power source when on location to shoot without interruption. Either way, if you’re using the camera for a long period of time, you won’t have to worry about battery life.



New features and accessories available for fp series cameras*

*Some features will be added in a future firmware update


1. External electronic viewfinder

An external electronic viewfinder EVF-11 (optional) has been designed exclusively for use with the SIGMA fp series. With its 0.5in, 3.68 million-dot organic EL panel, this high-resolution, high-luminance viewfinder makes it easier to shoot in very bright conditions and helps users feel more immersed in their photography. The EVF tilts up 90 degrees to become a top-down viewfinder.

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2. Save and share camera settings

On the fp L, you can now save a set of custom camera settings. These can be kept as QR code* image data, so you can load them very quickly. This allows for a new way for users to share their own custom settings with other users by exchanging QR codes directly or by sharing them on forums or social media.

* QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.


3. Powder Blue and Duotone Color Modes

Powder Blue is a Color Mode with a bright and clear feel, featuring a refreshing blue color, while Duotone create a striking two-color image. With the addition of these two new additions to SIGMA’s already wide choice of Color Modes originally featured on the fp series, there are now a total of 15 modes to choose from. These modes can be used in stills or video, allowing users to create a fully-processed look as they shoot.


SUMMARY: What makes the fp L such an impressive camera?


1. FOR STILLS: Ultra-high resolution and all-round superb image quality

  • Back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 61MP
  • Hybrid AF: phase and contrast AF
  • 15 Color Modes to choose from: Two additional modes newly available*
  • Save/Load Settings*
  • Crop Zoom function in stills and video
  • External Electronic Viewfinder EVF-11 (optional)*

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


2. AS A WEBCAM: full functionality right out of the box

  • Turn the SIGMA fp into a webcam with just a USB-C cable.
  • Supports USB charging while the camera is in use for unlimited streaming duration*.

*Dependent on the PC’s supply capacity.

  • Hybrid AF: tracks the subject smoothly and keeps them in focus even when streaming.
  • Save/Load Settings: loads a webcam setting fast using a QR code*
  • Change camera settings even when connected: exposure compensation, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, Color Mode, white balance
  • 15 Color Modes to choose from while streaming.

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


3.FOR CINE: powerful specs and professional functionality

  • Supports 3 RAW file formats: CinemaDNG (8 bit, 10 bit, 12 bit), ProRES Raw, BlackMagic Raw
  • Supports camera control with a gimbal. See website for a list of compatible models
  • Hybrid AF: supports recording using a gimbal and one-person operation
  • Supports frame rates commonly used in film making*
  • Save/Load Settings: perfect for sharing camera settings in a multi-camera shoot*

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


4. AS A DIRECTOR’S VIEWFINDER: an essential film director’s tool for simulating different looks

  • Director’s viewfinder: simulates shooting ranges of cinema cameras by major manufacturers*
  • Frame guide: Supports custom frame lines*
  • Selection of external viewfinders: Choice of electronic and optical viewfinders*
  • Screenshot: Capture what’s on your screen in a single image*
  • Save/Load Settings: batch save complicated settings using QR code to store or load them*

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

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pablophotographer 11 2.1k 431
26 Mar 2021 8:12PM
Peculiar as usual. I am surprised they did not stick with the native Foveon X3 sensor and chosen to use a Bayer type. I hope the menu and the supporting software have been made less cumbersome.

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