Sigma fp L

Sigma fp L front
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Announced March 2021
  • Old Model is Sigma fp
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sigma fp L overview

Sigma fp L is Sigma's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first launched on March of 2021. It features a 61 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 9520 x 6328.

Sigma launched this model in order to upgrade the older Sigma fp (Read Full Comparison)

The fp L is ranked #4 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #25 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Sigma fp L history

The Sigma fp L comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all earlier and new models along with main features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sigma-fp-L front thumbnailSigma fp L61MPFull frame10.0 fps2021
Sigma-fp front thumbnailSigma fp
fp L vs fp
25MPFull frame12.0 fps2019
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Sigma fp L Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Sigma fp L based on factors which are generally seen as necessary in a digital camera.

comes with face detect focus
comes with HDMI support
comes with headphone jack
comes with microphone jack
comes with tracking focus
exports RAW files
good ISO range (25,600)
good min ISO (100)
manual focus
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
screen is touchscreen
sensor resolution is excellent (61 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports phase detect auto focus
supports touch to focus
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
very good screen resolution (2,100 k dot)
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
weather proof
bad battery power (240 per charge)
lack of image stabilization
no moving screen
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Sigma fp L Sensor information

The size of the sensor in the Sigma fp L is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 9520 x 6328 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 61 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. The ISO can also be extended digitally to 6 - 102400. RAW files are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the fp L's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The fp L sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sigma fp L dimensions

Sigma fp L has a weight of 0.94 lb (427 gr or 15.06 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453 gr so the Sigma fp L is very similar when compared to various rivals.

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Underneath is a shot of the Sigma fp L alongside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

Sigma fp L dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button layout on the fp L.

Sigma fp L topview buttons dials

Sigma fp L Lens information

The fp L uses the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses available in the market. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the fp L.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Panasonic-Lumix-S-Pro-70-200mm-F4-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS70-200mmf/4 985g
Panasonic-Lumix-S-35mm-F1.8 lensPanasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.835mmf/1.8295g
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Leica-Summilux-SL-50mm-F1.4-ASPH lensLeica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 ASPH50mmf/1.4335g
Sigma-150-600mm-F5-6.3-DG-DN-OS-S-L-Mount lensSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS S150-600mmf/5-6.3 2100g
Leica-APO-Summicron-SL-35mm-F2-ASPH lensLeica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH35mmf/2720g
Panasonic-Lumix-S-20-60mm-F3.5-5.6 lensPanasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.620-60mmf/3.5-5.6 350g
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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 L Connectivity

The fp L has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send files and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Several apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Sigma fp L Video information

The highest video resolution in the Sigma fp L is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p delivers a superb resolution for video recording. You can easily downsample to Full HD in order to get better results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and ensure you own decent SD cards with good write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and microphone jack making it pretty valuable while capturing audio.

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Sigma fp L Weather Sealing

Sigma fp L comes with weather sealing making it a very good option to use for rough climates. This is particularly handy when you are uncertain about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder

The Sigma fp L features a 3.2" fixed screen with a resolution of 2,100k dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily set focus points plus change settings using your fingertips.

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The View Finder details regarding Sigma fp L are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,680k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.83x

Viewfinders can be very helpful for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Sigma fp L Shutter information

Sigma fp L continuous shooting rate is 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.

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Sigma fp L Flash and Hot shoe information

Sigma fp L boasts external flash ability but comes without built in flash.

Sigma fp L Autofocus information

Sigma fp L boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which can be helpful for people photography.

It features 49 focus points to pick from. Sigma fp L has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus points. It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Sigma fp L includes manual focus if needed for low light or you want to have more precise control on focus.

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Sigma fp L Battery life

The battery power (BP-51) for the Sigma fp L is fashioned to last for 240 photos as per the CIPA standards which is less than its competitors. The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 offers the highest (810) battery life for this class of cameras.

Following is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Sigma fp L for specific types of photography

The following bar chart gives a summation of the Sigma fp L for specific types of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.

Sigma fp L Portrait photography factors

The Sigma fp L receives a score of 90 which is impressive, meaning that it is a excellent fit to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the ability to use off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
MP count excellent (61MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW files

Sigma fp L Street photography information

Having a outstanding rating of 78, the Sigma fp L is a outstanding choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
provides focus via touch
weather proofing
above average ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
no image stabilization

Sports photography with Sigma fp L

A outstanding sports photography points tally of 79 means the Sigma fp L is a awesome pick for shooting sports. A camera must have great focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is excellent (61 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
comes with phase detect AF
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (240 CIPA)

Sigma fp L Travel photography advice

Weight is extremely important in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sigma fp L gets a very good 74 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to take with you on your trips.

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weather proofing
comes with touch focus
resolution is great (61 megapixels)
bad battery power (240 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly

Sigma fp L as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone who is looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sigma fp L with it's brilliant grade of 81 for a landscape camera is a outstanding choice in the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inches)
megapixel count high (61 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
very good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (240 per charge)

Sigma fp L Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Sigma fp L is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 38.

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touchscreen functionality
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone jack
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization

Sigma fp L Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the fp L, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart here offers you a bird's eye view of the fp L vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned above.

Here are a few more cameras you may look into as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Sigma fp L
Advanced Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor measurements
36 x 24mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
9520 x 6328
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum boosted ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Leica L
Total lenses
Crop factor
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3.2 inch
Resolution of screen
2,100k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution
3,680k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
427 grams (0.94 pounds)
Physical dimensions
113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
Battery life
240 images
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots
Pricing at launch