• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sigma DP1 Merrill advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sigma DP1 Merrill

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $849*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 350 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.5 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.6 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    12 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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

  • Exceptionally detailed and uniquely beautiful image quality at low ISOs; Fast, sharp 28mm-equivalent lens; Simple, straightforward controls match camera's simple, straightforward (street photography) goals.

  • Fixed-focal-length lens; Image quality deteriorates significantly at ISO 800 and above; Overall sluggish performer; Falls short when capturing JPEGs; Terrible VGA-only video quality; Very poor battery life; No built-in flash.

  • Produces superior image quality that's better than many DSLRs; Handsome and functional camera design recalls classic rangefinder models; Surprisingly good kit lens.

  • Mixed-bag operational performance, with sluggish startup and mediocre autofocus speed and shot-to-shot times; Video quality is only so-so.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX20

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Samsung NX20
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica X2

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Leica X2
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1722
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-E1
Leica X2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1722
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E1
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Fujifilm X70
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X70
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
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