• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 45.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sigma DP2 Merrill advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 4.25 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony QX1 advantages over Sigma DP2 Merrill

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 355g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 14.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Samsung NX210
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony QX1
Samsung NX210
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony QX1
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Samsung NX2000
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Samsung NX3300
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Canon EOS M10
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony QX1
Canon EOS M10
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
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