Sigma has announced the firmware update 2.0 for its Sigma fp 4K RAW full format camera, which will be released in summer 2020. It enhances the camera's capabilities with several new and improved features such as playback of CinemaDNG, cinemagraph functionality (i.e. still images that contain an often small, repetitive motion, called cinematic diagrams), support for HDR recording, the ability to take photos during recording or live view in Cine mode, and movie recording using the Director's Viewfinder. But the biggest innovation is probably the 100/120fps recording in CinemaDNG in 8-bit at a resolution of FullHD, which had been promised since the start.
Before the firmware update 2.0, firmware 1.02 will be released on March 18th, which will improve lens aberrations and correct memory card errors when using certain SD cards.
Sigma fp camera rigged
The Sigma fp camera with its large full-frame sensor has an extremely compact form factor (112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm at 370g) and can handle internal recording of 4K/UHD at max. 30 fps or FullHD at max 120 fps (MOV - soon CinemaDNG). CinemaDNG can also be recorded on an external SSD connected via USB 3.1: in 4K 12bit with max. 24fps, in 10bit with max. 30fps, FHD in 12bit with max. 60fps. RAW recording is also possible internally on SD card, but in 4K resolution only with 8bit (FHD with 12bit). External recorders connected via HDMI receive an 8bit signal from the camera.
Here our test of the Sigma fp camera.
Support for recording in CinemaDNG