The Sigma fp Just Became a Little Bit More Brilliant: Compressed Raw Is Now Possible

The Sigma fp was both a surprising and exciting release when it appeared on the market last year. Both brilliant and yet fundamentally flawed, users pondered when some firmware updates would arrive to eliminate some of its shortcomings. Here is the first round.This diminutive little camera is incredibly powerful for its size, shooting 12-bit uncompressed raw using a 24.6-megapixel sensor. Typically you’d need to spend at least four times the $1,799 that the fp costs right now to get a camera that offers similar specifications.There are definitely some drawbacks, however, which Caleb Pike explained in this video in detail just a few days ago. The Sigma fp has been available to buy since October, and while its size and insane resolution made it a great option under many circumstances, the lack of compressed raw made for huge file sizes and a complex workflow.Until now. If you have an external recorder, it’s now possible to capture a DCI 4K 12-bit HDMI raw feed in a compressed raw format. You can find a full list of the changes on the download page, which can be found here.

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