• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 35mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $1166 Average Retail $1300 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
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  • $849 Average Retail $1000 MSRP

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Advantages

Fujifilm X100S over Sigma DP2 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Wider angle lens
    35 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down
  • 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 DP2 Merrill over Fujifilm X100S

  • High-res screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

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).

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1
  • $1166
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2565
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony RX1
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $2565
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Fujifilm X100S
Olympus E-P5
  • $1166
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1333
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Olympus E-P5
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Lighter weight
  • $1333
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX1R

Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1R
  • $1166
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony RX1R
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1166
  • APS-C
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • External Mic
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Fujifilm X100T
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Fujifilm X100S
Panasonic LX100
  • $1166
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Panasonic LX100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
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