Fujifilm X-A1 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Fujifilm X-A1
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has an image stabilizer, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 bigger).
A lot higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Fujifilm X-A1 is 50fps JPEG frame rate, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
Lighter Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 280g digital camera. That's 50g lighter than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (330g). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has a built-in flash, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

3 Reasons For
65% higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 29.7MP higher than the Fujifilm X-A1 (46MP). 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.

66% more total megapixels Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 31.5MP more than the Fujifilm X-A1 (48MP).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
29.7MP lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has a megapixel of 16.3MP, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (29.7MP higher). 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.

Two times less total megapixels Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has a total megapixels of 16.5MP, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (31.5MP more).
21% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.7 larger than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (2.8).
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6 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer, however the Fujifilm X-A1 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Hugely bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is only 2.8 maximum aperture. That's 19.2 bigger than the Fujifilm X-A1 (2.8).
67% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps. That's 20fps lower than the Fujifilm X-A1 (30fps).
16% heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, however the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 280g digital camera (50g lighter). 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 has a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Older by over one year
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is 15 months older than the Fujifilm X-A1.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.3MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
BEST
 4896 x 3264
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.6 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
16.5MP 48MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
76mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Fujifilm X
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
7m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 920,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.1
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.1
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
280g
BEST
330g
Height
66.5mm 66.7mm
Depth
39mm 59.2mm
Width
116.9mm 121.5mm
Lens Weight
195g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
65.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
62.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
330g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-W126 BP-41
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4704 x 3136
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Display Tilting
 Display tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
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