• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 3.92 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

Sony A6000 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    45 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
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 14.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
    11.1 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 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
    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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung NX1100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony A6000
Samsung NX1100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung NX3000
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Sony A5100

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sony A5100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Canon EOS M3
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Sony A6000
Canon EOS M3
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A6300

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sony A6300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A6000
Sony A6300
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
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