Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L

Portability
96
Imaging
46
Features
29
Overall
39
Nikon Coolpix S3600 front
 
Sigma fp L front
Portability
83
Imaging
85
Features
80
Overall
83

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Key Specs

Nikon S3600
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 58 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released March 2021
  • Older Model is Sigma fp
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Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Nikon S3600 versus Sigma fp L, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by manufacturers Nikon and Sigma. There is a significant difference among the sensor resolutions of the S3600 (20MP) and fp L (61MP) and the S3600 (1/2.3") and fp L (Full frame) have totally different sensor sizing.

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The S3600 was released 8 years earlier than the fp L and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Nikon S3600 being a Compact camera and the Sigma fp L being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting into a detailed comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the S3600 scores vs the fp L in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3600 over the Sigma fp L

 S3600 fp L 

Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Nikon S3600

 fp L S3600 
ReleasedMarch 2021January 2014Fresher by 87 months
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display dimensions3.2"2.7"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution2100k230kSharper display (+1870k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S3600 and Sigma fp L

 S3600 fp L 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon S3600 has external dimensions of 97mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and 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).

Check out the Nikon S3600 versus Sigma fp L in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the S3600 compared to the fp L.

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the S3600 and fp L is 96 and 83 respectively.

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to see the gap in sensor sizing only by going through specifications. The photograph underneath should offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S3600 and fp L.

Plainly, each of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The S3600 featuring a smaller sensor will make getting shallower depth of field more challenging and the Sigma fp L will show more detail as a result of its extra 41MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images more aggressively. The older S3600 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L sensor size comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3600 Portrait photography details
Sigma fp L Portrait photography details
39
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
91
you can focus manually
high sensor resolution (61MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detection focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3600 Street photography details
Sigma fp L Street photography details
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (125g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
79
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
environment sealing
very good high ISO (25,600)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S3600 Sports photography highlights
Sigma fp L Sports photography highlights
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
80
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
high sensor resolution (61MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
low battery pack (240 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S3600 Travel photography details
Sigma fp L Travel photography details
70
lighter than competition in class (125g)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
does not have Timelapse function
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
74
environment sealing
boasts focus by touch
high sensor resolution (61 megapixels)
low battery pack (240 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3600 Landscape photography highlights
Sigma fp L Landscape photography highlights
41
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
82
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2 inch)
high sensor resolution (61 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
no image stabilization
low battery pack (240 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S3600 Vlogging factors
Sigma fp L Vlogging factors
33
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
lighter than competition in class (125g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone support
38
screen is touchscreen
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external mic port
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Nikon S3600 vs Sigma fp L Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3600 and Sigma fp L
 Nikon Coolpix S3600Sigma fp L
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Sigma
Model type Nikon Coolpix S3600 Sigma fp L
Type Small Sensor Compact Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2014-01-07 2021-03-25
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 61MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 9520 x 6328
Maximum native ISO 3200 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 102400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Minimum enhanced ISO - 6
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 99 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Leica L
Lens zoom range 25-200mm (8.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.7-6.6 -
Macro focusing distance 2cm -
Amount of lenses - 40
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 2,100k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.83x
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m no built-in flash
Flash modes - no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280x720p (30fps) , 1280x720 (25p), 640x480 (30fps ) 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 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 125 gr (0.28 lb) 427 gr (0.94 lb)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 230 shots 240 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 BP-51
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $200 $2,499