The Sigma FP. Smallest Full Frame Camera in the World!

  • Published on Nov 12, 2019
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    Written Review with MORE:
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    The MUST OWN lens with the FP:
    Today I want to share my excitement with you about the Sigma FP. I rented one to check it out and soon after BOUGHT ONE as I loved it so much when using it with M mount lenses. The viewfinder and an M lens is a wonderful experience with the FP. Many say this is for video only, but I say it's just as good, if not BETTER for stills than it is video!
    Lovely color, depth and low light performance. I love this camera! Video explains it all.
    I will do a video soon with many more video samples, and an overview of the menu system.
    Thank you!
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Comments • 274

  • Steve Huff
    Steve Huff  27 days ago +6

    Just uploaded a second video with AF test and more video samples:

    • Jaeger Schtulmann
      Jaeger Schtulmann 26 days ago

      BTW fun fact: last October, this camera outsold full frame cameras from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Olympus in Japan. I will give it a try and perhaps buy it, those colours look amazing.

  • c l
    c l 3 days ago

    I wanna strip the innerds outta that and stick 'em in my CL

  • Matthew Trivett
    Matthew Trivett 6 days ago

    Can you list the lenses you've used this with? I don't mind the 45mm, but I find it very limiting, as I've always shot 35 or 85 for street.

  • SubVersa
    SubVersa 9 days ago +1

    Keep in mind, on sensor phase detect is not for free, any IQ purist would tell you, they don't want it in their camera, and neither do I, let sports cameras be sports cameras, and let cameras be cameras, IBIS in such a small package would probably be difficult, not to mention the power consumption... I think what they've done here is pure bliss, and I will probably get one, just makes me wonder, if they will make a foveon version .-.

  • Weihan Xingqi
    Weihan Xingqi 12 days ago

    Now if only they made an adapter for Zeiss lenses for this camera!!

  • DooMGuy117
    DooMGuy117 17 days ago

    Forgive me if this is a noob question, but how does an ISO of 100 or lower require the use of an ND filter? I thought the lower your ISO was, the lower sensitivity to light the sensor is?

    • H P
      H P 16 days ago

      I believe he is saying people would think of using ISO 6 (simulation) in place of an ND filter.

  • CreativeVUZE
    CreativeVUZE 17 days ago

    Can the photos be shot raw or only JPEG. And if raw what software are you able to process in? Adobe raw?

    • Jan Gessler
      Jan Gessler 17 days ago

      DNG on the Rawside. If you like you can shoot parallel JPGs. As DNG is Adobe's own "patented-open" format you should be able to open it in all Adobe software and others. Maybe an update for the use of 14bit is necessary..

  • Jeremy JS
    Jeremy JS 18 days ago

    Loved this. Great explanation of what this camera is about and why you bought one. Very interesting concept for the market I think it'll be a slow burner, but should develop a loyal following

  • Jeremy Greysmark
    Jeremy Greysmark 21 day ago

    those photos you are showing us: Are they RAW files processed by you or are they jpgs straight out of camera? :

  • Ronit Singh
    Ronit Singh 22 days ago +1

    yes Sir, give us a hot shoe mounted EVF

  • BeardBandwidth
    BeardBandwidth 22 days ago +2

    smallest camera...buys the biggest prime lens you can get

  • MrBusy
    MrBusy 22 days ago +5

    That humongous viewfinder is absolutely ridiculous

    • MrBusy
      MrBusy 13 days ago

      Max Powers Wrong!

    • Max Powers
      Max Powers 13 days ago

      The tiny camera is the ridiculous bit.
      50$ to make it fit in your hand right.

    • icyliciousblue
      icyliciousblue 14 days ago +1

      @Max Powers how is he wrong?

    • Max Powers
      Max Powers 21 day ago

      Wrong again!

  • marco c
    marco c 23 days ago

    The corner image quality looks pretty good with those M mount lens shots. Wonder if the censor is optimized to work with oblique light rays? If the price was lower, this could be a great tool for old manual lens users.

  • AwesomeShot Studios
    AwesomeShot Studios 23 days ago

    I'm fine with modular, but there has to be great support from the OEM manufacturer or third party providers. Unless Sigma gets significant market share very quickly, I don't see a future for the FP when similar hybrid cameras with better aftermarket support are moving ahead faster. Shame, since it's got some lovely looking images and a fantastic codec option.

  • rockAscreen
    rockAscreen 23 days ago +1

    Still twice bigger than Blackmagic pocket 1st gen which although super 16 sensor- the image out of it is superb.This one is like shooting with canon dslr. or worse( image quality wise) ... and 1900USD??? For 2300 you can buy the pocket 6k which is monsterous camera.

    • rockAscreen
      rockAscreen 3 days ago +1

      @T Freeman Absolutely true!

    • T Freeman
      T Freeman 3 days ago

      You wouldn't use the bmpcc6k to shoot stills though. Different cameras for different purposes.

    • Steffen Rosmus
      Steffen Rosmus 23 days ago

      What is wrong with Image quality of Canon dlsr?

  • Scott Youngblood
    Scott Youngblood 23 days ago +1

    I went to B&H in Manhattan to try and get my hands on a physical model but the one they had was broken :/ All the staff I talked to about the FP said it was a horrible camera. They were a bunch of desk-jockey hacks.

  • Mr Tech
    Mr Tech 23 days ago

    2019 will go down in history as the year ergonomics and design got completely abandoned. A box with a mount on it, wow just wow..not!

  • muffemod
    muffemod 23 days ago +1

    All those M4/3 early adopters getting rocked right now.

  • Jữnįör 888
    Jữnįör 888 24 days ago

    Phenomenal 👍

  • Vikingdescendent
    Vikingdescendent 24 days ago

    Great review! Very Fuji like colour science results. Amazing sharpness!

  • Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona

    Great camera but the price Tag is the real issue. get it down to 1100-1400 and you have a winner honestly.

  • Max B
    Max B 24 days ago +1

    I've got an Olympus XA2 which is much smaller than this and it's a full frame camera 😂😂😂

  • Jonathan Stewart
    Jonathan Stewart 25 days ago +2

    Sigma's "Me Too!" camera. Nobody will buy it.

    • isaksays
      isaksays 24 days ago +3

      Jonathan Stewart Buying it just for that.

  • Godfrey Jemand
    Godfrey Jemand 25 days ago +1

    NOTE: Like most of these guys... What is the size of the pixels? How many shots is the shutter tested to? Did he say that this little baby costs about $2,000? You will need 3 batteries and all of the accessories will add a few hundred $ more. It is, as he commented on... is not as fast as most Nikons and Canons. He is SOOOO HAPPY with this camera. There is no such thing as "Perfect". "It is not lacking..." really what about the slow focusing... Which is a very import factor. That is why they are called auto-focus. What a "Bummer" Try a Nikon D750 at less than $1,200 or. And, they are very easy to find and to test on your own. He LOVES it. Let him have it since it is not available yet
    D850 for about $2,600. As he says... It is a very slow camera. It is great. "When you nail the image" ... When? So, he is also an Amazombie, without a link to them... Something is wrong somewhere.

  • eglintonflats
    eglintonflats 25 days ago

    Stop waving this camera in to my face!

  • Eden Ludekens
    Eden Ludekens 25 days ago

    idk, the Nopo 135 is about the same size, and that's including the lens. It's also lighter, and you don't have to add on lens, battery, grip, viewfinder etc

    • Ed Hunter
      Ed Hunter 25 days ago

      It also doesn't use film like the nopo.....

  • ChekChow Tan
    ChekChow Tan 26 days ago

    Going to be great in anamorphic lens

  • Christian Fiore
    Christian Fiore 26 days ago +3

    Perhaps you forgot about the Sony RX1 series? An even SMALLER body, WITH an EVF, more controls, and one of the best 35mm lenses out there.

    • John Kang
      John Kang 25 days ago +1

      I don't think videographers will appreciate the fixed lens.

  • MilesBellas
    MilesBellas 26 days ago

    a feature film could be created on this

  • Leafy Greens
    Leafy Greens 26 days ago +2

    mmm sony rx1 is the smallest full frame camera

    • Ed Hunter
      Ed Hunter 25 days ago +1

      First of all it's advertised to be the smallest system camera, The sony is not a system camera... Secondly, nope, the sigma is smaller. Sony 113x65x69 mm Sigma 112x45x69mm. With a pancake lens on it they will be the same size, though if you put a bigger lens on it the total package does become bigger of course. Ofcourse that's a "problem" the Sony will never have...

  • Inquisitve m
    Inquisitve m 26 days ago

    wait. so this camera only takes sigma or leica lenses?

    • Steve Huff
      Steve Huff  26 days ago +4

      It's an L mount. Same as the Panasonic S1, Leica SL, Leica CL. It uses L mount lenses or with an adapter can use M mount lenses or Canon EF lenses. Sigma, Leica and Panasonic make L mount lenses. There are hundreds of lenses you can use with the camera.

  • Mr. Airflakes
    Mr. Airflakes 26 days ago

    Extremely interesting. Really looking forward to getting my hands on it in a year or two when the price goes down a bit

  • Georg E.
    Georg E. 26 days ago

    Nice Kamera if it only has some kind of articulating screen or a waist level finder to shoot from lower positions…

  • Akhyar Rayhka
    Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago

    What an excellent camera

  • HantuBorneo
    HantuBorneo 27 days ago

    Wow love it

  • samgao
    samgao 27 days ago +1

    you talk about color, but color is almost 100% controlled in post. If you're talking about out of the camera JPG's then let's compare them with a known favorite: Fuji Digital out of camera JPG's!

  • Gung Krisna
    Gung Krisna 27 days ago +1

    This or BMPCC 6K?

    • M JP
      M JP 26 days ago

      or BMPCC . :D Test both for a day and decide what you prefer, not what others tell you. and thing about the future ( lenses, adapters, batteries, cards... Every investement that will come in the future )

    • M JP
      M JP 26 days ago

      this !

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago

      Sigma for me

  • PlinkoBlinko
    PlinkoBlinko 27 days ago

    Design wise I think this camera is unattractive but the sensor appears to be amazing.🤔 Gonna have to try to pick one up on the cheap. -and he’s right, the colors are superb watching this on RUclip so I can only image what’s it’s like in real life.

  • Fellow Citizen
    Fellow Citizen 27 days ago

    Very handy coverage of the loupe and configurations. The loupe looks more effective than I'd thought. Thanks for your impressions; looking forward to more. I'm awaiting the Foveon, but taking a strong interest in all the L Mount Alliance cameras.

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago +3

      Foveon, the colors were extraordinary on sd quattro h

  • Roger Lee
    Roger Lee 27 days ago +1

    it will be very interesting to compare this Sigma FP vs iPHONE 11 Pro.

    • isaksays
      isaksays 24 days ago

      Why? There is no competition. This is a dedicated camera and the other one is a phone with lenses. I own the iPhone 11.

    • octap79
      octap79 26 days ago +3

      Oh God, not again. Just f.o.

    • Yoski Broski
      Yoski Broski 27 days ago +2

      Phillip bloom said I insulted him for suggesting that lol

  • MrBusy
    MrBusy 27 days ago +3

    The viewfinder is ridiculous though

  • tyvek05
    tyvek05 27 days ago +4

    smaller doesnt mean better, and this camera is a perfect example of that..... this camera falls short in so many ways, that is why this camera isnt getting any buzz. its just another overpriced novelty camera that doesnt have anything substantial to offer for its price tag.... its just MEH.....

    • Ed Hunter
      Ed Hunter 25 days ago

      If you know what you are buying, the camera you end up buying is right for you regardless of its spec's.. If you need fps this obviously ain't for you or a Fujii for that matter. However, if size is a requirement for you well.. this might just be perfect for you.
      the price though. The best I can say about that is that it is at least cheaper then the sony rx1...

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago


  • jon
    jon 27 days ago +5

    Sigma is amazing. FP is so cool, but just wait for the 1:1:1 Foveon L-mount camera in 2020!

  • RagingBubuli
    RagingBubuli 27 days ago +2

    I honestly like the modular design concept.

  • TheVexHead
    TheVexHead 27 days ago

    ma porcodio ma è una cazzo di videocamera, che minchia me ne incula delle foto? Perché internet e youtube è pieno di gente demente come te che fa recensioni alle camere alla cazzo di cane?

    • Neil Mo
      Neil Mo 27 days ago

      take a deep breath fratello, you don't have to buy it.

  • AlienLifeForm
    AlienLifeForm 27 days ago +1

    Sigma should shoot their managers and designers in its camera's department (not necessary using the camera)

  • Javiator
    Javiator 28 days ago

    autofocus is so overlooked in cinema-esque cameras in my opinion

  • David Elliott Lewis
    David Elliott Lewis 28 days ago +7

    No thank you. A bare bones two thousand dollar camera with no eye built in eye piece, limited image stabilization and a slow hunting auto focus? There is a reason why few are talking about this camera. There are better alternatives.

  • David Rothwell
    David Rothwell 28 days ago

    So because it has a heat sync, I'm assuming it is not weather resistant like a Fujifilm Xpro2?

    • Andreas Farsch
      Andreas Farsch 24 days ago

      @Akhyar Rayhka Yes, it is weather resistant. It has 42 gaskets to apparently withstand very inclement weather conditions. The heat sinks do not give way to the innards of the camera.

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago

      Its not weather resistant at all

  • Zhendi Zhang
    Zhendi Zhang 28 days ago +2

    3:34 wow. a grip that small costs $45-50. rip

  • TheBEDUIN18
    TheBEDUIN18 28 days ago

    Yepp... I guess, Panny & Sony should worry! Canon shouldn't, though - cuz all they do in the small cams area is a silly garbage... :)))
    So we all shall see a battle of titans very soon...

    • isaksays
      isaksays 24 days ago

      unbroken1010 Something something Canon is garbage basically.

    • unbroken1010
      unbroken1010 28 days ago +1

      I don't even know what you're trying to say

  • Dean Allman
    Dean Allman 28 days ago +3

    Intriguing camera. Those images are wonderful. I’ll be curious to see how or if Sigma rolls out firmware updates. This has the potential to be a terrific travel camera, if it’s not there already. IBIS would have put it over the top.

  • Marselluz
    Marselluz 28 days ago +1


    • Marselluz
      Marselluz 8 days ago

      j v in my head i guess, but i never really checked

    • j v
      j v 8 days ago +1

      Where is your brain?

  • John Ishii
    John Ishii 28 days ago +2

    Just got one yesterday and it was bundled with the grip and the hot shoe attachment

    • Bil Brown
      Bil Brown 25 days ago

      The grip? Did I miss something in my box?

  • innstikk
    innstikk 28 days ago

    How is the attached grip? They have two options and wonder if the smaller one is enough.

  • T.S. Elliot
    T.S. Elliot 28 days ago

    bayer, no foveon, maybe

  • Big B
    Big B 29 days ago +3

    PLEASE stop saying EYE ESS OH. Not only did you say it like 50 times, there's no such thing. It's ISO, it's a word, not an acronym. It's only in capitals for marketing purposes. Plus it takes longer to pronounce it incorrectly. Say it with me... ISO. Fast, and correct. EYE ESS OH. Long-winded, and incorrect lol. Loved the review tho! Such a funky little camera! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Big B
      Big B 26 days ago

      @Johan van Noordwyk haha clever!

    • Raoul Simon
      Raoul Simon 27 days ago

      What did you lose sleep over his pronunciation? GTFOH 😂

    • Johan van Noordwyk
      Johan van Noordwyk 27 days ago

      Ok boomer

    • Nelson Club
      Nelson Club 27 days ago +1

      @Agent Soshi I agree with that other than the Company name is NOT an acronym it is ISO - as in PEPSI - its all a bit dull and too confusing to get involved with - I have been a pro for 35 yrs and still call it I-S-O - not ISO - life is perhaps far too short for such nonsense anyway - lets move on - right now whats this ASA all about.....?

    • Big B
      Big B 28 days ago

      @Agent Soshi Yeah I remember it being that way in school. Am pretty sure now though that in the common vernacular Initialisation is considered a sub form of Acronym. So Initialisations are considered Acronyms, but not all Acronyms are initialisations, if that makes sense lol.

  • Dante'
    Dante' 29 days ago +2

    Is that good as the Canon EOS R or the Canon 90D?

    • Dante'
      Dante' 26 days ago

      @Akhyar Rayhka How can they be for different purposes when they all make videos and take pictures?

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago +1

      Its for different purpose

    • Dante'
      Dante' 28 days ago

      @Postmortale Begegnung mit Irene Baraka 67 Oh wow! Thanks! The camera review was really good.

    • Postmortale Begegnung mit Irene Baraka 67
      Postmortale Begegnung mit Irene Baraka 67 28 days ago +2

      Much better.

  • Frankie Cavazos
    Frankie Cavazos 29 days ago +2

    Killer quality review, I am in the market for a new camera and was looking at the Black magic but it really is bulky to use day to day. This modular system is much more adaptable.

  • Tuguldur Baatar
    Tuguldur Baatar 29 days ago +3


    • Tuguldur Baatar
      Tuguldur Baatar 26 days ago

      Akhyar Rayhka learn to work around its limitation and benefit from its niche.

    • Akhyar Rayhka
      Akhyar Rayhka 26 days ago

      Bruh foveon sensor cant make good high ISO images.