Sigma fp L

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    Highlights

    • 61 MP Full Frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 49 Focus Points
    • 3.15" 2,100k dot Fixed Screen
    • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • 2 h Video Recording Limit
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Sigma fp L was announced in 2021 and is a Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) Mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600 and expands to 6 - 102,400 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fixed 3.15" screen with 2,100k dot resolution.

    Sigma fp L can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sigma fp L.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 61 Megapixel
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Digital Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.15"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
    •   USB Charging
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/15 sec
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Short Battery Life - 240 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   -5 EV Min AF Detection
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Sigma fp L to its predecessor fp and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Sigma fp L vs Sigma fp
    Higher Sensor Resolution 61 Megapixel vs 24.6 Megapixel
    Max Image Resolution 9520 x 6328 vs 6000 x 4000
    Phase Detection for Autofocus vs
    Viewfinder Electronic (optional) vs
    Built-In Wi-Fi vs
    DOWNGRADES Sigma fp L vs Sigma fp
    More Expensive $2499 (body only), $2999 (with EVF) vs $1899
    Lower Max Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps vs 18.0 fps
    Lower Flash Sync Speed 1/15 sec vs 1/30 sec
    Heavier 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz) vs 422 g (0.93 lb / 14.89 oz)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sigma fp L vs fp.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fixed Touchscreen

    Sigma fp L has a 3.15" Fixed touchscreen with 2,100k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards.

    Camera does not have a built-in viewfinder but an optional electronic viewfinder can be attached.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Sigma fp L features a 61 megapixel Full Frame BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 36 x 24 mm and a total area of 864 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600 and expands to 6 - 102,400 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Sigma fp L's Full Frame sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera can take pictures up to 9520 x 6328 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Sigma fp L has Leica L lens mount. Due to Full Frame sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length.


    No In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera does not have in-body image stabilization (IBIS) so it needs lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Sigma fp L.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sigma fp L has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sigma fp L comes with BP-51 battery pack with battery life of 240 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sigma fp L has Electronic shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 10.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Sigma fp L has 49 focusing points and from -5 to +18 EV detection range. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from -5 to +18 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Sigma fp L has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/15 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Sigma fp L has dimensions of 113 x 70 x 45 mm (4.45 x 2.76 x 1.77"). It weighs 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    113 mm (4.45")

    70 mm (2.76")

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    45 mm (1.77")

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    Sigma fp L dimensions

    Sigma fp L for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sigma fp L is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    77

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 77 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 240 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    73

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 73 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 240 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.15"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/15 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Sigma fp L gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 240 shots

    Sigma fp L Evaluation

    We evaluate Sigma fp L and give score of 79 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    79

    Sensor

    GOOD
    80

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 80 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 61 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    77

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 77 for Photo parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/15 sec

    Video

    POOR
    41

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 41 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    90

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 90 for Focusing parameters.

    •   -5 EV Min AF Detection
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    82

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 82 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.15"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    91

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 91 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    AVERAGE
    67

    We give Sigma fp L a score of 67 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 240 shots


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