• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Samsung NX2000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 4.29 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

Samsung NX2000 advantages over Sigma DP3 Merrill

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $488 vs $899*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • 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
  • Lighter weight
    228g vs 400g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung NX210
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX2000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Samsung NX2000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung NX3300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX3300
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Canon EOS M10
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX2000
Canon EOS M10
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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