• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 80.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung EX2F advantages over Sigma DP3 Merrill

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 260 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Samsung EX2F

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    14.8 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good (modern, not retro!) looks and solid build; f/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach lens starting at a wide 24mm equivalent with excellent low-light capabilities; Advanced photographic controls and RAW capture; 3-inch, articulated AMOLED monitor.

  • Limited telephoto reach; Inconsistent and disappointing JPEG images; Some corner blurring at both wide and tele; Noise suppression too strong at ISO 800 and above, robbing detail.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung TL500

Samsung EX2F
Samsung TL500
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung TL500
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic LX7

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX7
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Panasonic LX7
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Samsung EX2F
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon N100

Samsung EX2F
Canon N100
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Canon N100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic LX10

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX10
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Panasonic LX10
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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