• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony WX50 advantages over Sigma DP3 Merrill

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    125 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • 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
    19 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    117g vs 400g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma DP3 Merrill advantages over Sony WX50

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.00 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W650

Sony WX50
Sony W650
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sony W650
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung ST66

Sony WX50
Samsung ST66
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung ST66
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony WX70

Sony WX50
Sony WX70
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sony WX70
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung MV900F

Sony WX50
Samsung MV900F
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung MV900F
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Sony WX50
Samsung DV150F
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Samsung DV150F
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
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