• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Less expensive
    $899 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Sigma DP3 Merrill

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 200 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
    51 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    12 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 14.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    23 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.4 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    16 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X70
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm XF10
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm XF10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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