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Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L

Portability
71
Imaging
79
Features
85
Overall
81
Canon EOS R8 front
 
Sigma fp L front
Portability
83
Imaging
83
Features
80
Overall
81

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Key Specs

Canon R8
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Raise to 204800)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 461g - 133 x 86 x 70mm
  • Launched February 2023
Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Announced March 2021
  • Older Model is Sigma fp
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Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L, both Advanced Mirrorless digital cameras by companies Canon and Sigma. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the R8 (24MP) and fp L (61MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizing (Full frame).

Photography Glossary

The R8 was brought out 23 months later than the fp L which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. The two cameras come with different body type with the Canon R8 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sigma fp L being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a full comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the R8 matches up against the fp L in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon R8 over the Sigma fp L

 R8 fp L 
AnnouncedFebruary 2023March 2021Fresher by 23 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Canon R8

 fp L R8 
Screen dimension3.2"3.00"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k1620kSharper screen (+480k dot)

Common features in the Canon R8 and Sigma fp L

 R8 fp L 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to take into account its weight and size. The Canon R8 has exterior dimensions of 133mm x 86mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") and a weight of 461 grams (1.02 lbs) whilst the Sigma fp L has specifications of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") with a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the R8 versus the fp L.

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the R8 and fp L is 71 and 83 respectively.

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L top view buttons comparison

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to picture the difference between sensor sizing only by reading through specs. The visual underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the R8 and fp L.

All in all, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Sigma fp L to give more detail having its extra 37 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more modern R8 should have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L sensor size comparison

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R8 Portrait photography features
Sigma fp L Portrait photography features
87
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detect focus
delivers RAW files
89
focusing manually
megapixel count amazing (61 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon R8 Street photography features
Sigma fp L Street photography features
78
screen articulates fully
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
features touch focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (102,400)
does not have image stabilization
78
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
comes with focus by touch
weather proof
above average ISO range (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon R8
Sports photography with Sigma fp L
72
silent mode (1/16,000s)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
environment sealing
supports phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (6.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
bad battery life (290 shots)
79
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count amazing (61MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
comes with phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon R8 as a Travel photography camera
Sigma fp L as a Travel photography camera
77
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
features touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
bad battery life (290 shots)
73
weather proof
comes with focus by touch
megapixel count amazing (61MP)
terrible battery life (240 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon R8 Landscape photography info
Sigma fp L Landscape photography info
78
focusing manually
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
very good high ISO (102,400)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
does not have image stabilization
bad battery life (290 per charge)
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
megapixel count amazing (61 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
above average ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon R8 Vlogging information
Sigma fp L Vlogging information
77
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
supports face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with mic port
does not have image stabilization
38
touchscreen functionality
offers face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone socket
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Canon R8 vs Sigma fp L Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R8 and Sigma fp L
 Canon EOS R8Sigma fp L
General Information
Brand Canon Sigma
Model Canon EOS R8 Sigma fp L
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2023-02-08 2021-03-25
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 61 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 9520 x 6328
Max native ISO 102400 25600
Max enhanced ISO 204800 102400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO 50 6
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 1053 49
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon RF Leica L
Amount of lenses 37 40
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3.00 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of screen 1,620k dots 2,100k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots 3,680k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.83x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 6.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 461 grams (1.02 lb) 427 grams (0.94 lb)
Dimensions 133 x 86 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 93 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 3295 not tested
Other
Battery life 290 pictures 240 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 BP-51
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Single UHS-II SD card slot SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $1,499 $2,499