Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp

Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
26
Overall
35
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Sigma fp front
Portability
84
Imaging
79
Features
79
Overall
79
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Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Overview

The following is a extended overview of the Nikon S5200 and Sigma fp, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by brands Nikon and Sigma. There is a considerable difference between the sensor resolutions of the S5200 (16MP) and fp (25MP) and the S5200 (1/2.3") and fp (Full frame) posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The S5200 was manufactured 7 years earlier than the fp which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Nikon S5200 being a Compact camera and the Sigma fp being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summation of how the S5200 scores versus the fp in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
Sigma fp
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 422g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Introduced July 2019
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Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and size. The Nikon S5200 enjoys physical dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Sigma fp has specifications of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 422 grams (0.93 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use during that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the S5200 compared to the fp.

Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and fp is 95 and 84 respectively.

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Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to imagine the difference in sensor measurements purely by going through specifications. The photograph here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the S5200 and fp.

Plainly, each of the cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The S5200 using its smaller sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF tougher and the Sigma fp will provide greater detail with its extra 9 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos way more aggressively. The older S5200 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography details
Sigma fp Portrait photography details
31
good resolution (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
87
focusing manually
resolution is great (25MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography features
Sigma fp Street photography features
49
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
78
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW files
provides focus by touch
environment proofing
good high ISO (25,600)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography info
Sigma fp Sports photography info
28
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
low battery power (160 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
75
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
resolution is great (25MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography details
Sigma fp Travel photography details
69
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse recording
low battery power (160 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
79
environment proofing
provides focus by touch
resolution is great (25MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography advice
Sigma fp Landscape photography advice
42
quite wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3")
good resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
low battery power (160 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
84
focusing manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
resolution is great (25 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S5200
Vlogging with Sigma fp
33
quite wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
does not have external mic port
38
screen is touchscreen
offers face detection focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone jack
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon S5200 vs Sigma fp Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Nikon
Sigma
Model
Nikon Coolpix S5200
Sigma fp
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed
2013-01-29
2019-07-11
Body design
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Full frame
Sensor measurements
6.16 x 4.62mm
35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor area
28.5mm²
858.0mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
25MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
-
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO
3200
25600
Highest enhanced ISO
-
102400
Min native ISO
125
100
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO
-
6
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
-
49
Cross focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Leica L
Lens focal range
26-156mm (6.0x)
-
Amount of lenses
-
30
Focal length multiplier
5.8
1
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
3.2"
Resolution of display
460k dot
2,100k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
-
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
None
Features
Min shutter speed
4 secs
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
-
12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
-
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
-
no built-in flash
Flash options
-
no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
3840x2160
Video data format
-
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
No
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
146g (0.32 lb)
422g (0.93 lb)
Physical dimensions
98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery life
160 pictures
-
Form of battery
Battery Pack
-
Battery model
EN-EL19
BP-51
Self timer
-
Yes (2 or 10 wec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots
One
One
Retail pricing
$130
$2,050