Samsung NX300 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Samsung NX300
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Samsung NX300 has an image stabilizer, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not. 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 smaller than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (2.8).
Full HD video Edit
The Samsung NX300 supports Full HD video, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Samsung NX300 is 60fps JPEG frame rate. That's 30fps higher than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (30fps).
10% larger display diagonal 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 284g, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g 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.

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).
5 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a megapixel of 46MP, however the Samsung NX300 is only a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a total megapixels of 48MP, whereas the Samsung NX300 is only a 21.6MP digital camera (26.4MP less).
26% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 smaller than the Samsung NX300 (2.8).
152,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX300 is only a 768,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (152,000 pixels lower).
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

5 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 25.7MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (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.

26.4MP less total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 26.4MP less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (48MP).
21% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX300 is only 768,000 pixels display resolution. That's 152,000 pixels lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (920,000 pixels).
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).
10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Samsung NX300 does. 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Samsung NX300 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 smaller).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not support Full HD video, however the Samsung NX300 supports Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX300 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
11% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a display diagonal 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 330g digital camera. That's 46g heavier than the Samsung NX300 (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.

$241 more expensive
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is more expensive than the Samsung NX300 by $241.32.
Over two years older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Samsung NX300 by two years.
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

28 months Ago 56 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.6MP 48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
BEST
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
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
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
768,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,30 2,10
Album Organization
 Album organization
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Brightness
 Contrast
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DRIMe IV Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 JPN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
284g
BEST
330g
Height
63.7mm 66.7mm
Depth
40.7mm 59.2mm
Width
122mm 121.5mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP1130 BP-41
Battery Life (max)
2.75h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 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

Minimum Processor
Intel i5 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
DLNA Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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