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Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L

Portability
76
Imaging
85
Features
52
Overall
71
Leica M11 Monochrome front
 
Sigma fp L front
Portability
83
Imaging
83
Features
80
Overall
81

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Key Specs

Leica M11 Monochrome
(Full Review)
  • 60MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 50000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 640g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
  • Announced April 2023
Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Revealed March 2021
  • Superseded the Sigma fp
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Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Leica M11 Monochrome and Sigma fp L, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by manufacturers Leica and Sigma. The sensor resolution of the M11 Monochrome (60MP) and the fp L (61MP) is very comparable and they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (Full frame).

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The M11 Monochrome was announced 2 years later than the fp L and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the M11 Monochrome grades against the fp L in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Leica M11 Monochrome over the Sigma fp L

 M11 Monochrome fp L 
RevealedApril 2023March 2021Fresher by 25 months
Display resolution2333k2100kCrisper display (+233k dot)

Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Leica M11 Monochrome

 fp L M11 Monochrome 
Display dimension3.2"3.00"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Leica M11 Monochrome and Sigma fp L

 M11 Monochrome fp L 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Leica M11 Monochrome comes with exterior dimensions of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") along with a weight of 640 grams (1.41 lbs) whilst the Sigma fp L has specifications of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the M11 Monochrome and the fp L.

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the M11 Monochrome and fp L is 76 and 83 respectively.

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L top view buttons comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizing only by going through specs. The visual underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the M11 Monochrome and fp L.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Sigma fp L to produce greater detail with its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The more recent M11 Monochrome provides an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L sensor size comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome Portrait photography information
Sigma fp L Portrait photography information
91
has manual focus
megapixel count great (60 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
89
manual focus
great megapixels (61MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome Street photography features
Sigma fp L Street photography features
74
big sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
great high ISO (50,000)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
78
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
features touch focus
environment proof
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome Sports photography advice
Sigma fp L Sports photography advice
70
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
megapixel count great (60MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
environment proofing
great battery (700 CIPA)
continuous shooting slow (4.5 frames/s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
79
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
great megapixels (61MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment proof
supports phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome Travel photography info
Sigma fp L Travel photography info
71
great battery (700 CIPA)
environment proofing
megapixel count great (60MP)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
73
environment proof
features touch focus
great megapixels (61 megapixels)
terrible battery life (240 shots)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M11 Monochrome Landscape photography features
Sigma fp L Landscape photography features
82
has manual focus
change lenses (Leica M mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inches)
megapixel count great (60MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
great high ISO (50,000)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
great battery (700 shots)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse function
81
manual focus
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
great megapixels (61MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica M11 Monochrome
Vlogging with Sigma fp L
9
lack of video recording
38
built-in touchscreen
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with microphone socket
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
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Leica M11 Monochrome vs Sigma fp L Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M11 Monochrome and Sigma fp L
 Leica M11 MonochromeSigma fp L
General Information
Brand Name Leica Sigma
Model type Leica M11 Monochrome Sigma fp L
Type Pro Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2023-04-14 2021-03-25
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-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 60MP 61MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 9528 x 6328 9520 x 6328
Maximum native ISO 50000 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO - 6
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 49
Lens
Lens mount type Leica M Leica L
Total lenses 62 40
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.00 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of screen 2,333 thousand dots 2,100 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.83x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 3600s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 4.5 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 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
Maximum video resolution None 3840x2160
Video file format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 640 grams (1.41 lbs) 427 grams (0.94 lbs)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 100 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 3376 not tested
Other
Battery life 700 pictures 240 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BC-SCL7 BP-51
Self timer Yes (2 or 12s) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type UHS II type SD SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One One
Launch cost $9,195 $2,499