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Sigma fp L Video Recording Limits

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The Sigma fp L has a maximum video recording time of 2 hours for all formats. That limit is dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Sigma fp L
Format Limit
All Formats & Frame Rates 2 hours


  • The maximum length of time a movie can be recorded using a single shooting operation is 2 hours even if there is sufficient free space on the media for a longer period.
  • 2 hours is the official continuous recording time stated in the Sigma fp L Instruction Manual. However, we have found numerous reports where recording to external drives has gone much longer than the 2 hour limit.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause recording to stop before the maximum recording time is reached.


  1. Sigma fp L Instruction Manual (English) - pages 44 and 169
  2. Sigma fp L Product Page (