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Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5

Portability
84
Imaging
76
Features
79
Overall
77
Sigma fp front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-5 front
Portability
89
Imaging
54
Features
58
Overall
55

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Key Specs

Sigma fp
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 422g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released July 2019
  • Updated by Sigma fp L
Sony NEX-5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 287g - 111 x 59 x 38mm
  • Released June 2010
  • Successor is Sony NEX-5N
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Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Overview

The following is a detailed analysis of the Sigma fp versus Sony NEX-5, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by manufacturers Sigma and Sony. There exists a big gap between the image resolutions of the fp (25MP) and NEX-5 (14MP) and the fp (Full frame) and NEX-5 (APS-C) have different sensor sizes.

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The fp was introduced 9 years after the NEX-5 which is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go into a thorough comparison, here is a quick summary of how the fp scores versus the NEX-5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sigma fp over the Sony NEX-5

 fp NEX-5 
ReleasedJuly 2019June 2010Newer by 111 months
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k920kClearer screen (+1180k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5 over the Sigma fp

 NEX-5 fp 
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Sigma fp and Sony NEX-5

 fp NEX-5 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Physical Comparison

When you are going to travel with your camera, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Sigma fp has got outside dimensions of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 422 grams (0.93 lbs) and the Sony NEX-5 has proportions of 111mm x 59mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") and a weight of 287 grams (0.63 lbs).

Take a look at the Sigma fp versus Sony NEX-5 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you use during that time. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the fp vs the NEX-5.

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the fp and NEX-5 is 84 and 89 respectively.

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 top view buttons comparison

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by going over specs. The picture here might provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the fp and NEX-5.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The fp using its bigger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Sigma fp will deliver greater detail using its extra 11 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs more aggressively. The fresher fp provides an advantage in sensor innovation.

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 sensor size comparison

Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Sigma fp as a Portrait photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Portrait photography camera
85
you can focus manually
resolution is amazing (25MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
72
you can focus manually
MP count decent (14MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sigma fp
Street photography with Sony NEX-5
77
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
has focus by touch
environment sealing
great ISO range (25,600)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
76
tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sigma fp as a Sports photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Sports photography camera
73
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
resolution is amazing (25MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus
52
MP count decent (14MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sigma fp as a Travel photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Travel photography camera
78
environment sealing
has focus by touch
resolution is amazing (25MP)
display is not selfie friendly
59
MP count decent (14MP)
no Timelapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma fp as a Landscape photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Landscape photography camera
83
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
screen is a good size (3.2 inches)
resolution is amazing (25 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
great ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
does not have image stabilization
68
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma fp Vlogging highlights
Sony NEX-5 Vlogging highlights
37
touch screen
comes with face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has external microphone support
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
28
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
no external microphone socket
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Sigma fp vs Sony NEX-5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sigma fp and Sony NEX-5
 Sigma fpSony Alpha NEX-5
General Information
Brand Sigma Sony
Model type Sigma fp Sony Alpha NEX-5
Type Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2019-07-11 2010-06-07
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
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Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 25MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max boosted ISO 102400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW files
Minimum boosted ISO 6 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 49 25
Lens
Lens support Leica L Sony E
Number of lenses 30 121
Focal length multiplier 1 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3.2 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 2,100 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 12.00 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, 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
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless No None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 422g (0.93 lbs) 287g (0.63 lbs)
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 rating not tested 69
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 796
Other
Battery life - 330 images
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-51 NPFW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 wec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Launch price $2,050 $599