• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Fujifilm X100S over Sigma DP1 Merrill

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Wider aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Fast startup
    1.90 vs 2.90 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer battery life
    330 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.320 vs 0.490 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sigma DP1 Merrill over Fujifilm X100S

  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Improved (excellent) still image quality that's even better thanks to second generation X-Trans sensor technology; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation and performance than the X100; Addition of phase-detect pixels makes bright light autofocusing faster.

  • Low-light AF slow and inconsistent; Video quality, even at 60p, compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Combined four-way pad/Command dial means AF control points cumbersome to change; Too easy to bump control dials and change settings accidentally (especially the EV dial).

  • Exceptionally detailed and uniquely beautiful image quality at low ISOs; Fast, sharp 28mm-equivalent lens; Simple, straightforward controls match camera's simple, straightforward (street photography) goals.

  • Fixed-focal-length lens; Image quality deteriorates significantly at ISO 800 and above; Overall sluggish performer; Falls short when capturing JPEGs; Terrible VGA-only video quality; Very poor battery life; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Fujifilm X100S
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $1053
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
  • $561
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • 24p
Sigma DP1 Merrill
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • $561
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Fujifilm X100S
Olympus E-P5
  • $1053
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sigma DP1 Merrill
Olympus E-P5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX1R

Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1R
  • $1053
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sigma DP1 Merrill
Sony RX1R
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Fujifilm X100S
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $1053
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • More pixels
Sigma DP1 Merrill
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wider angle lens
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1053
  • APS-C
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • External Mic
Sigma DP1 Merrill
Fujifilm X100T
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
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