• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 45.00mm (35mm eq.)
Sigma DP2 Merrill Review
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
Fujifilm X100S Review

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Differences

Sigma DP2 Merrill advantages over Fujifilm X100S

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    45 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Fujifilm X100S advantages over Sigma DP2 Merrill

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Shoots 1080p video
    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
  • Wider angle lens
    35 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.7 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.7 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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).

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Fujifilm X100
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100
  • $1186
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony RX1

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony RX1
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1
  • $1186
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony RX1R
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1R
  • $1186
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Fujifilm X100T
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1186
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X100S
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $1186
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
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