• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sigma DP1 Merrill advantages over Sigma sd Quattro H

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    63 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    391g vs 635g
    Lighter weight

Sigma sd Quattro H advantages over Sigma DP1 Merrill

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-H vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    25.6 vs 14.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.4 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Leica X2

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Leica X2
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma sd Quattro H
Leica X2
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

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
Sigma sd Quattro H
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Fujifilm X70
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro H
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More dots on screen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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