Sigma fp

Sigma fp front
  • 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
  • Revealed July 2019
  • Replacement is Sigma fp L
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sigma fp summary

Sigma fp is Sigma's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally revealed on July of 2019. It uses a 25 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.

Sigma released the fresher Sigma fp L (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.

The fp is scored #14 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #73 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.

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Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Sigma fp family

The Sigma fp has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can see all older and latest models along with important specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sigma-fp-L front thumbnailSigma fp L
fp vs fp L
61MPFull frame10.0 fps2021
Sigma-fp front thumbnailSigma fp25MPFull frame12.0 fps2019
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Sigma fp Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Sigma fp based on factors that are usually regarded as important in a camera.

above average ISO range (25,600)
above average minimum ISO (100)
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
features face detection focus
features tracking autofocus
focusing manually
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has external microphone socket
has HDMI socket
has headphone socket
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes focus via touch
resolution is excellent (25 megapixels)
screen has good resolution (2,100 k dots)
screen size is good (3.2")
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
touchscreen enabled
weather proof
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
no moving screen
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Sigma fp Sensor specifications

The sensor specification in the Sigma fp is 35.9mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 858 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 25 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can be widened electronically to 6 - 102400. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

The picture below displays the fp's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The fp sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sigma fp dimensions

Sigma fp weighs about 0.93 pounds (422 gr or 14.89 oz) & the volume of the camera is 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 gr so the Sigma fp is similar as compared to other rivals.

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Below is a visual of the Sigma fp beside a soft drink so you can get a feel for its scale.

Sigma fp dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the fp.

Sigma fp topview buttons dials

Sigma fp Lens specifications

The fp uses the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses that you can buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the fp.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-45mm-F2.8-DG-DN-Contemporary-Leica-SL lensSigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary45mmf/2.8215g
Sigma-105mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Leica-L lensSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art105mmf/1.41645g
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Panasonic-Lumix-S-85mm-F1.8 lensPanasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.885mmf/1.8 355g
Sigma-24-70-F2.8-DG-DN-Art-Leica-SL lensSigma 24-70 F2.8 DG DN Art24-70mmf/2.8835g
Panasonic-Lumix-S-Pro-24-70mm-F2.8 lensPanasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.824-70mmf/2.8 935g
Leica-Vario-Elmarit-SL-24-90mm-F2.8-4-ASPH lensLeica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH24-90mmf/2.8-4.0 1140g
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Sigma-45mm-F2.8-DG-DN-Contemporary-Leica-SL,-Sony-FE lensSigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary45mmf/2.8215g
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Sigma fp Connectivity

The fp has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Sigma fp Video specifications

The highest possible video resolution in the Sigma fp is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p provides a fantastic resolution for video. You can crop to 1080p in order to get cleaner video. Beware of the massive file sizes and make sure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does come with both headphone and microphone socket making it incredibly useful whilst recording sound.

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Sigma fp Weather Sealing

Sigma fp has got weather proofing making it a very good pick for use for challenging conditions. This is particularly valuable any time you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter for outdoor photography.

Sigma fp Display and Viewfinder

The Sigma fp houses a 3.2" fixed display supporting a resolution of 2,100k dots.

Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you can change focus point and adjust settings with your fingers.

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The View Finder specs for Sigma fp are below:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders will be very useful.

Sigma fp Shutter specifications

Sigma fp continuous shooting speed is 12.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.

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Sigma fp Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Sigma fp features external flash support but is without inbuilt flash.

Sigma fp Autofocusing specifications

Sigma fp features just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it valuable for portrait photography.

It boasts 49 focus points to select from. Sigma fp has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also includes Tracking AF for objects on the move. Sigma fp features manual focusing when required for low light or you want more precise focusing control.

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Sigma fp Battery life

The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 features the best (810) battery life for this class of cameras.

Here is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Sigma fp for various types of photography

The following graph provides a outline of the Sigma fp for various types of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Sigma fp Portrait photography info

The Sigma fp receives a rating of 85 which is excellent, and means the camera is a terrific choice to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the potential to utilize external flash.

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has manual focus
megapixel count great (25 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detection focusing
supports RAW formats

Street photography with Sigma fp

With a tremendous rating of 77, the Sigma fp is a wonderful choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
offers focus via touch
environment proof
very good high ISO (25,600)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization

Sigma fp Sports photography features

A nice sports photography score of 73 suggests the Sigma fp is a good choice for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count great (25 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus

Sigma fp Travel photography advice

Size is extremely important when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Sigma fp gets a superb 78 as a travelling camera which is a tremendous pick to take with you on your holidays.

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environment proofing
comes with touch to focus
excellent megapixels (25MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly

Landscape photography with Sigma fp

If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Sigma fp at it's tremendous score of 83 as a landscape camera is a excellent fit in the current market.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
resolution is great (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
no image stabilization

Sigma fp as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should posses a moving screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Sigma fp is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy rating of 37.

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has touchscreen
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external mic support
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization

Sigma fp Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the fp, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The graph below gives you a summary of the fp vs it's highest ranked competitors shown previously.

Following are additional cameras you might regard as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Sigma fp
Advanced Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor measurements
35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
25 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW support
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Lowest native ISO
Lowest enhanced ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
Leica L
Amount of lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Display resolution
2,100k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
422 grams (0.93 lb)
Physical dimensions
113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 wec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Card slots
Price at release