Samsung NX300 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Samsung NX300
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 smaller than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (2.8).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 3.31"" screen digital camera. That's 0.31" larger than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a weight of 284gg, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330gg digital camera (46g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5% shorter Edit
Samsung NX300 is 63.7mmmm tall. That's 3mm shorter than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (66.7mmmm).
46% thinner Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 40.7mmmm deep digital camera. That's 18.5mm thinner than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (59.2mmmm).
Cheaper by $241
The Samsung NX300 costs $241.32 less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill.
Nineteen more awards
The Samsung NX300 has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX300 is 84% based on 115 reviews, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 73% (based on 16 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a megapixel count of 46MPMP, however the Samsung NX300 is only a 20.3MPMP digital camera (25.7MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly more total megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a total megapixel count of 48MPMP, whereas the Samsung NX300 is only a 21.6MPMP digital camera (26.4MP less).
26% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Samsung NX300 (2.8).
152 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Samsung NX300 is only a 768,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (152 pixels lower).
A bit narrower Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a width of 121.5mmmm, however the Samsung NX300 is a 122mmmm wide digital camera (0.5mm wider).
User reviews are a little better
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average user review score of 91%, but the Samsung NX300 has an average rating of 90% (based on 233 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 25.7MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (46MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

26.4MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 21.6MPMP digital camera. That's 26.4MP less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (48MPMP).
21% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 768,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 152 pixels lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (920,000 pixels pixels).
Wider Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 122mmmm wide digital camera. That's 0.5mm wider than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (121.5mmmm).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Samsung NX300's average user score is 90%, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill's is 91% (based on 31 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a maximum aperture of 2.8, however the Samsung NX300 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 smaller).
11% smaller screen size Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a screen size of 3"", however the Samsung NX300 is a 3.31"" screen digital camera (0.31" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

46g heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330gg digital camera. That's 46g heavier than the Samsung NX300 (330gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3mm taller Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 66.7mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX300 is a 63.7mmmm tall digital camera (3mm shorter).
18.5mm thicker Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a depth of 59.2mmmm, however the Samsung NX300 is a 40.7mmmm deep digital camera (18.5mm thinner).
$241 more expensive
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is more expensive than the Samsung NX300 by $241.32.
Over one year older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Samsung NX300 by 18 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sigma DP2 Merrill has received 2 awards, the Samsung NX300 has received 21 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sigma DP2 Merrill only has an average expert rating of 73%, but the Samsung NX300 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 115 reviews).

Awards

21 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
benchmark.pl: Good Product
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 54 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 46MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2112 x 2112
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2112 x 2112
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.6MP 48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
84.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
45mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
247 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
Flash Guide
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
768,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,30 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Brightness
 Contrast
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
DRIMe IV Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS
 ENG
 JPN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS
 ENG
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
284g
BEST
330g
Height
63.7mm
BEST
66.7mm
Depth
40.7mm
BEST
59.2mm
Width
122mm 121.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
111g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
31mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
64.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
331g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BP1130 BP-41
Maximum Battery Life
2.66h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4704 x 3136
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
250MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Lightroom 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Certificates

Certification
DLNA Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Interface
USB 2.0 (Micro-USB) Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
122 x 63.7 x 40.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/6000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
8.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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