• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 45.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm SL300 advantages over Sigma DP2 Merrill

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Sigma DP2 Merrill advantages over Fujifilm SL300

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 1.44 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    58 mm vs 100 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    355g vs 510g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm S4000

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4000
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Fujifilm S4000
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm S4200

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4200
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Fujifilm S4200
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon P510

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P510
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Nikon P510
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Fujifilm SL300
Samsung WB1100F
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Hot shoe
  • $487
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Samsung WB1100F
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $487
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon P530

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P530
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $425
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Nikon P530
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $425
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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