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Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N

Portability
83
Imaging
83
Features
80
Overall
81
Sigma fp L front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-5N front
Portability
89
Imaging
57
Features
69
Overall
61

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Key Specs

Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released March 2021
  • Succeeded the Sigma fp
Sony NEX-5N
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 269g - 111 x 59 x 38mm
  • Released October 2011
  • Previous Model is Sony NEX-5
  • Updated by Sony NEX-5R
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Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Sigma fp L and Sony NEX-5N, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands Sigma and Sony. There exists a crucial gap between the resolutions of the fp L (61MP) and NEX-5N (16MP) and the fp L (Full frame) and NEX-5N (APS-C) have totally different sensor size.

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The fp L was revealed 9 years after the NEX-5N which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting into a complete comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the fp L grades vs the NEX-5N in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Sony NEX-5N

 fp L NEX-5N 
ReleasedMarch 2021October 2011Newer by 116 months
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k920kClearer screen (+1180k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5N over the Sigma fp L

 NEX-5N fp L 
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Sigma fp L and Sony NEX-5N

 fp L NEX-5N 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Sigma fp L has got exterior dimensions of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") having a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs) and the Sony NEX-5N has specifications of 111mm x 59mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 269 grams (0.59 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use during that time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the fp L versus the NEX-5N.

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the fp L and NEX-5N is 83 and 89 respectively.

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N top view buttons comparison

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to envision the gap between sensor dimensions merely by checking technical specs. The pic below should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the fp L and NEX-5N.

As you can tell, both of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The fp L with its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Sigma fp L will give you extra detail because of its extra 45 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The fresher fp L is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N sensor size comparison

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma fp L Portrait photography details
Sony NEX-5N Portrait photography details
89
has manual focus
high megapixels (61 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
74
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sigma fp L as a Street photography camera
Sony NEX-5N as a Street photography camera
78
sensor size is big (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
has touch to focus
environment proofing
good high ISO (25,600)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
80
tilting screen
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
provides focus by touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sigma fp L Sports photography factors
Sony NEX-5N Sports photography factors
79
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
high megapixels (61 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proofing
has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
low battery (240 CIPA)
58
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
better than average battery power (460 per charge)
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sigma fp L
Travel photography with Sony NEX-5N
73
environment proofing
has touch to focus
high megapixels (61 megapixels)
low battery (240 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
71
better than average battery power (460 CIPA)
provides focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sigma fp L
Landscape photography with Sony NEX-5N
81
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
high megapixels (61MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
low battery (240 CIPA)
71
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (460 shots)
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma fp L as a Vlogging camera
Sony NEX-5N as a Vlogging camera
38
screen is touchscreen
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic jack
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
33
touch screen
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no mic socket
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Sigma fp L vs Sony NEX-5N Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma fp L and Sony NEX-5N
 Sigma fp LSony Alpha NEX-5N
General Information
Company Sigma Sony
Model Sigma fp L Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Class Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2021-03-25 2011-10-03
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 61 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 9520 x 6328 4912 x 3264
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Max boosted ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO 6 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 49 25
Lens
Lens mount Leica L Sony E
Total lenses 40 121
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3.2 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 2,100k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - Tilt Up 80°, Down 45° TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 3,680k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.83x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 12.00 m
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (USB Power Delivery supported) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 427g (0.94 lb) 269g (0.59 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") 111 x 59 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 77
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.7
DXO Low light score not tested 1079
Other
Battery life 240 photos 460 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-51 NPFW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Launch price $2,499 $550