Sigma fp Review

December 5, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24.6 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 11Mb.

The Sigma fp dealt with noise very well in both JPEG and Raw formats, with great results from ISO 6-3200. At ISO 6400 and 12800, noise and artifacts are becoming more obvious, although the effect is not unattractive, with ISO 25600-102400 best reserved for emergency use.

The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds allowing you to capture enough light for the majority of after-dark situations.

The 12 different color modes quickly allow you to stylise both your stills and cine footage. The HDR mode only works for JPEGs, though, and proved to be a bit too aggressive for our liking.


Noise

There are 15 full ISO settings available on the Sigma fp for both JPEGs and RAW files. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and RAW on the right.

JPEG

RAW

ISO 6 (100% Crop)

ISO 6 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12 (100% Crop)

ISO 12 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25 (100% Crop)

ISO 25 (100% Crop)

iso25.jpg iso25raw.jpg

ISO 50 (100% Crop)

ISO 50 (100% Crop)

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ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 102400 (100% Crop)

ISO 102400 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

The Sigma fp has 3 different JPEG image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

Fine (11.04Mb) (100% Crop) Normal (8.09Mb) (100% Crop)
quality_fine.jpg quality_normal.jpg
Basic (6.25Mb) (100% Crop) RAW (35.4Mb) (100% Crop)
quality_basic.jpg quality_raw.jpg

High Dynamic Range

The Sigma fp offers a pretty aggressive HDR mode, which is only available when RAW is not selected as the file quality option.

Off

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Auto

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+1 EV

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+2 EV

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+3 EV

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Night

The Sigma fp can shoot long exposures up to 30 seconds long in the Shutter Priority or Manual shooting modes, and there's a Bulb setting for even longer exposures.

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Color Modes

The Sigma fp offers 12 different color modes, accessed via the Color button on the rear of the camera.

Standard

Vivid

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Neutral

Portrait

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Landscape

Cinema

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Teal and Orange

Sunset Red

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Forest Green

FOV Classic Blue

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FOV Classic Yellow

Monochrome

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