Sigma fp L review

The Sigma fp L marries dazzling 61MP still images with raw 4K video capture and full-on cine features. So what’s the catch?

Sigma fp L
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Sigma fp L’s tiny body does bring some handling issues and places a lot of reliance on external accessories – not least its optional clip-on EVF – and while the new phase-detect AF system is great for stills, the video AF remains slow and unreliable. But what this camera can do, with both stills and video, is remarkable at this price. This is a proper little cine camera – and how many of those can also shoot stills at the highest resolution of any full frame camera on the market (alongside the Sony A7R IV)?


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    Small size

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    Very good value

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    Dual Still/Cine modes

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    61MP resolution


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    Awkward with bigger lenses

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    Poor video AF

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    Fixed rear screen

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The Sigma fp L is a 61-megapixel version of the original Sigma fp launched back in 2019. From the outside, the two cameras are identical, so that the Sigma fp L has the same compact, rectangular shape with a fixed rear screen and a switch on the top for swapping between Cine and Still modes.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at