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Sigma fp L Mirrorless Camera with EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder

Sigma fp L Mirrorless Camera with EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder
Key Features
  • 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
A high-resolution update to the original fp, the Sigma fp L is a compact and modular mirrorless camera featuring a new 61MP full-frame sensor, improved autofocus performance, and a versatile feature-set catering to both photography and cinematography applications.
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Sigma fp L Overview

  • 1Description
  • 261MP Full-Frame BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 3Hybrid Autofocus System
  • 4UHD 4K Video, 12-Bit Raw Output
  • 5Modular Camera Design
  • 6EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder

A high-resolution update to the original fp, the Sigma fp L is a compact and modular mirrorless camera featuring a new 61MP full-frame sensor, improved autofocus performance, and a versatile feature-set catering to both photography and cinematography applications.

Identical in form to the first fp, and maintaining accessories compatibility, the fp L is small enough to disappear into a rig for filmmaking uses or serve as a highly portable option for travel photography. The improved sensor and focusing greatly benefits photography use while also maintaining the same impressive video recording capabilities for a professional cinema workflow.

The new 61MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor suits high-resolution stills shooting and up to UHD 4K video recording with 12-bit raw output when recording externally. The BSI design of the sensor achieves low noise and offers a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor's design also now includes on-chip phase-detection autofocus, which greatly improves focusing speed and accuracy, especially when tracking moving subjects.

Beyond sensor upgrades, the fp L also introduces the ability to receive continuous power via USB-C to benefit extended recording times, such as when shooting time-lapses, extended clips, or when using the camera as a webcam. The sleek and minimal design of the camera body incorporates a rear 3.15" 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD and the included EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder allows for clear eye-level monitoring. 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, benefitting raw video recording and other large file size recording applications.

61MP Full-Frame BSI CMOS Sensor
The standout feature of the fp L is the high-resolution, full-frame 61MP BSI CMOS sensor featuring a Bayer-style color filter array. The increased resolution greatly benefits photography applications that rely on fine details and it also benefits video recording by improving sharpness through downsampling. The BSI design helps to achieve accurate colors, smooth tones, and reduced noise when working in difficult lighting conditions. The sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and the dual base ISO configuration further ensures clean results.
  • Despite the use of a more conventional Bayer array sensor, Sigma has used their experience working with Foveon sensors to inform their decision to include a low-pass filter in the sensor design to help to suppress moiré for accurate color rendering.
  • Ultra-high resolution enables the Crop Zoom function, available for stills and video recording, which lets you crop into the image by up to 5x to simulate working with a longer focal length.
  • Electronic shutter only design helps to achieve the compact camera size and reduces the number of moving mechanical parts. This design results in quiet and shake-free shooting with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, however, only affords a top flash sync speed of 1/15 sec.
  • Lossless compressed 14-bit raw stills are saved as DNG files for post-production flexibility.
  • Continuous shooting at full-resolution is supported at up to 10 fps.
  • Various aspect ratios, ranging from the standard 3:2 to more unique 21:9, 7:6, and 2:1 ratios, can be used in-camera for help previsualize different output ratios.


Hybrid Autofocus System
In addition to the heightened resolution, the updated sensor also incorporates phase-detection autofocus support to enable an intelligent hybrid AF system. Using both contrast-detection and phase-detection focusing methods, the fp L has greatly improved focusing speeds and accuracy in various lighting conditions, and can also more efficiently track moving subjects. This focusing system is accurate down to -5 EV and has 42 selectable points that can be changed via the touchscreen interface.
UHD 4K Video, 12-Bit Raw Output
Maintaining the same impressive video performance from the original fp, the fp L is still a strong contender for cinematic use due to its versatility in recording methods and raw recording output. Offering UHD 4K up to 30p and FHD 1080 up to 120p internally, or DCI 4K 24p output if recording externally, the fp L can record 8-bit CinemaDNG files to an SD card or output 12-bit CinemaDNG over USB-C or 12-bit raw over HDMI.
  • Camera body has an internal stereo microphone, suitable for scratch audio recording, and a 3.5mm microphone port for working with an external mic. If working with the EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder, that accessory incorporates a 3.5mm headphone port for audio monitoring.
  • Making the fp L a unique tool for filmmakers working with other cameras in production environments, the camera 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 the fp L 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.
  • For in-camera adjustment over color and tone, Color Modes can be applied and adjusted directly to footage. Two new Color Modes have been added with the fp L: Powder Blue and Duotone.
  • Electronic image stabilization helps to reduce camera shake when recording video.
  • Camera movement control is compatible with select gimbal models.
  • The fp L can be used as a webcam by simply plugging the camera into a computer via USB-C to send both video and audio signals to the computer.
  • Integrated Cinemagraph function for producing unique hybrid images that blend the movement of video with a still image.
  • 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.
Modular Camera Design
One of the key features of the fp series of cameras is the compact and minimal design that contributes to its modular ethos. Intentionally designed without a grip, without a viewfinder, and even without a hot shoe, the fp L can be built up using accessories to fit into a variety of specific production needs.
  • Compatible with accessory hand grips, viewfinders, plates, and a hot shoe unit to create a camera form factor that suits a variety of intended uses. The plain rectangular camera body shape also promotes easier compatibility with third-party cages and other rigging accessories.
  • Used in conjunction with other members of the L-Mount Alliance, the L lens mount is a versatile interface with a mount diameter of 51.6mm and a flange distance of 20mm for working with a broad range of optics.
  • USB Type-C port supports continuous power, and in-camera battery charging, via an accessory power bank for extended shooting times, time-lapse recording, or other instances when longer battery life is required.
  • Included BP-51 lithium-ion battery pack provides approximately 240 shots per charge.
  • HDMI Type-D and 3.5mm microphone ports are also integrated in the body's design.
  • Integrated 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD has a touchscreen design for intuitive handling.
  • Included EVF-11 Electronic viewfinder attaches to the left side of the camera body for eye-level monitoring.
  • Intuitive top switch for changing between CINE and STILL menu and user interface modes to suit different recording methods.
  • Benefitting working with multiple fp L cameras, custom settings can be saved and shared to other bodies via a QR code. Also, screenshots can be taken of the rear LCD and saved for review.
  • The body features three 1/4"-20 threaded mounts—two on the sides and one on the bottom—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.
  • Included HU-11 Hot Shoe Unit for external flash use or for working with other shoe-mounted accessories.
  • Large heat sink between LCD and camera body helps to efficiently dissipate heat and promote longer continuous recording times.
  • Dust- and splash-resistant body design promotes working in inclement weather conditions.
EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder
Included with the camera body is the EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder; an auxiliary finder offering bright and clear eye-level monitoring. This EVF incorporates a 0.5" 3.68m-dot OLED panel, has 0.83x magnification and a 21mm eyepoint, and sports a 90° upward tilting design for comfortable viewing from low working angles. The EVF connects to the fp L via the left side ports and attaches using a 1/4"-20 threaded mount. It also incorporates its own USB Type-C port, to maintain the ability to record directly to SSDs, as well as a 3.5mm headphone port for audio monitoring.
UPC: 085126939076

Sigma fp L Specs

Lens MountLeica L
Sensor ResolutionActual: 62.4 Megapixel
Effective: 61 Megapixel (9520 x 6328)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Up to 300 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 6 to 102,400)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range-5 to 18 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Overcast, Shade
Continuous ShootingElectronic Shutter
Up to 10 fps at 61 MP for up to 12 Frames (Raw) / 14 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes16:9 JPEG
9520 x 5382
6240 x 3512
4768 x 2680
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
3:2 JPEG
9520 x 6328
6240 x 4144
4768 x 3168
3840 x 2552
1920 x 1280
4:3 JPEG
8432 x 6328
5520 x 4144
4224 x 3168
3408 x 2552
1696 x 1280
1:1 JPEG
6328 x 6328
4144 x 4144
3168 x 3168
2552 x 2552
1280 x 1280
Aspect Ratio1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 7:6, 16:9, 21:9
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV 4:2:2 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/48.00/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
Raw 12-Bit
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Raw 10-Bit
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/48.00/50/59.94 fps
Raw 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/48.00/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
Raw 12-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160 at 24.00 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
Recording LimitNone
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Control Input (Shared with Mic/Line Input)
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 49
Autofocus Sensitivity-5 to +18 EV
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesManual, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, TTL Auto
Maximum Sync Speed1/15 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemS-TTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x BP-51 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh (Approx. 240 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
2 x 1/4"-20 Female (Side)
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.4 x 2.8 x 1.8" / 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3 mm
Weight15.1 oz / 427 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
13.2 oz / 375 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 6.6 x 5.1"

Sigma fp L Reviews

An honest review

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

I have had this camera for about a month or so. I have read it is horrible in low light. I haven't found that to be so. Are we saying low light or no light? There is a difference. I will say this. I cranked up this guy to 1/125 at an ISO of 12800. The photos came out beautiful. There's some noise at that high of an ISO but... the picture is so large you can't see it squashed to 3000 pixels. I have provided some imagery below to show the High ISO and some during the day into the Sun with an ND filter. The camera stills are pretty amazing, I love the color science. Rolling shutter is something to be desired though but that's to be expected of most any mirrorless camera with no mechanical shutter. Lets talk about having to rig it. (A gripe from every influencer out there.) Yet they still buy the competition and rig it out anyway. I am a video producer / cinematographer by trade. There hasn't been a time in my career where I didn't pull focus, connect an external monitor system of some sort or write to a giant card or external card on you guessed it... a rig. That's the life of cinematographers. So with this small camera I find it amazing that I can get a highly portable professional rig to put in places larger rigs could only dream of fitting in. Who is this for? This is for someone who has their main video rig for their pro gigs and needs a crazy amazing B cam or second cam that can also shoot behind the scenes photography. This is for the hobbyist / cinematographer / content creator who wants that movie quality look easily without having to drop $5K-$10K for full frame cinema quality footage at 12-14 bit. Note that I said Full Frame. I know the BMPCC exists but unfortunately it has a Micro 4/3 crop. The camera definitely takes some getting used to. Its not for everyone. If you want to run and gun. It will do it, but slower than most. I am not gonna say its the best. I did subtract a star for the rolling shutter, and the file sizes are pretty large. Again someone in the business should be prepared for this. For the money and suite of super affordable i-series sigma glass... its hard to beat. Hope this helps someone because there isn't much positive out there for this camera and there should be.

Simply phenomenal imagery

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

RAW files from the fp L are simply phenomenal. The color, resolution and just something else that brings it all together are amazing. After several hundred still images I'm still kind of shocked at how good they are. B&W conversions are excellent. Dynamic range is outstanding. Yes, the camera is quirky (with the excellent EVF) but it's fairly straightforward to use. It's compact, but of course the lenses can be big. So far, I've used it with the Sigma 14-24/2.8, 24/3.5, 35/2 and Leica SL 50/2. I shoot mostly landscapes, but I've also shot the dog and family without any weird electronic shutter artifacts. I wish the on/off button was a different format, but other than that there's not much else I'd change. The EVF is fiddly to attach, but I like having the option to not use it (I also love the flexibility to angle the EVF). Lots of superlatives in this review, but the fp L is that good.


By Leondis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-22

I wanted the fp, and waited because of the reviews, and just stuck with my Canon, and Panasonic cameras with nice flippy screens. I'm using an external monitor( DJI Smart Controller that belongs to my Mavic Air 2 running Android so I could download CineEye App to see my fp L display). This thing is awesome! I get a lot more positives than negatives with the fp L. It's really easy to use, and super small. I'm using my other lenses with image stabilization (I still don't own a gimbal) and it does I.S. MOV 59.94p or less internal. Every feature in the manual it states works on my other lenses with half the weight. Auto focus isn't fantastic. It's okay in good light, but this thing can run cinema with no issues, and not overheat(2hrs straight). The menu layout is very simple, and I like that it's not confusing. Currently my favorite lenses are Panasonic 24-105mm with OIS on the fp L, and the SIGMA 45. If you want that look, it will do it, cine mode CDNG, or photo 61MP. I honestly think that it does as much as possible for the size and weight. The photos are awesome. The cinema is fantastic. No complaints.

Best camera ever!

By Travis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

This camera takes amazing pictures and footage and it's easy to use. I recommend to everyone

Really unimpressed

By Luke
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-27

I really wanted to like the Sigma FPL but I have to say so far I have really been unimpressed. The ISO low light capabilities are terrible. I took a photo at 800 ISO that was almost impossible to correct in post. The autofocus struggles constantly. The images take 1-2 seconds to transfer to my Sony Tough SD cards. Overall the resolution is not what I expected for a camera that costs this much.

Good for still photo worthless for video

By Russell
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

Great photo but I found video to worthless .l do not have this with other l mount cameras.Would pass on this one

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While the digital zoom on screen is handy, how ...

While the digital zoom on screen is handy, how does this new sensor handle physically mounted crop sensor lenses? Vignetted, or will UI/FW allows adjusting via the screen? Does it crop, for example, on Sigma's own APC lenses to ~25 MP similar to Sony's implementation using this sensor on their A7RIV?
Asked by: Jan
According to Sigma, they state the Sigma fp L Mirrorless Digital Camera will do an automatic crop for DC APS-C lenses. There is no need to make any menu changes. The default crop would be approximately 1.53x. The maximum pixel count when using a DC APS-C lens would be between 24-30 megapixels. For lenses that do not automatically crop set the Crop Zoom lower limit to X1.53.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-05-05

Is there a hot shoe on the EVF?

Is there a hot shoe on the EVF?
Asked by: Lew
No, there is not. If you wish to use hot shoe flashes with the Sigma fp L Mirrorless Digital Camera, you would have to use the included Sigma HU-11 Hot Shoe Unit mounted on the camera. Unfortunately, you cannot use the Sigma HU-11 Hot Shoe Unit and the Sigma EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder simultaneously.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-09-26

Is there a dedicated flash?

Is there a dedicated flash?
Asked by: Lew
Unfortunately, there isn't a dedicated flash for this camera as it lacks a hot shoe.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-09-28

Is it possible to transfer photos/videos directly ...

Is it possible to transfer photos/videos directly to your phone via USB-C?
Asked by: David
It is impossible to transfer photos/videos directly to your phone via the USB-C with the Sigma fp L Mirrorless Camera with EVF-11 Electronic Viewfinder.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-10-06

what image stabilization does the Sigma Fp L ...

what image stabilization does the Sigma Fp L have?
Asked by: John B
The fp L has digital stabilization for video only.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-04-08

If you use an APS-C lens on this FF camera, how ...

If you use an APS-C lens on this FF camera, how many megapixels are in the resulting images?
Asked by: Robert
The resulting image will have 26 megapixels.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-11-02

So current fp cages should work with this?

So current fp cages should work with this?
Asked by: Ed
Current fp cages will 100% work with this.
Answered by: Graham
Date published: 2021-04-09

Is there a way to reduce the 61MP image size when ...

Is there a way to reduce the 61MP image size when taking RAW photos? For example, the 5D SR has the option to take 50MP, 28MP, or 12MP RAW images.
Asked by: Thomas
Yes, it is possible to adjust the image size for DNG files in the same way as JPEG files are sized.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-05-05
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