• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony RX100 VI 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 Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 97 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 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
  • Lighter weight
    301g vs 400g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 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
    23.8 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    229 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    23.8 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    109 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 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

  • 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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Panasonic ZS100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon W300

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Nikon W300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon W300
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Panasonic ZS200

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Panasonic ZS200
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS200
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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