• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Less expensive
    $899* vs $1499
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sigma DP3 Merrill

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 80 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung NX30
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
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