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Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Twenty-three more awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has 25 awards, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 127 expert reviews, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average review score of 90%, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average rating of 74% (based on 18 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 29.7MP higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (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.

113g lighter Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera (113g 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 $90
The Sigma DP2 Merrill costs $909.00, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is $999.00.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
29.7MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 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.

26% heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera. That's 113g heavier 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.

$90 more expensive
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is more expensive than the Sigma DP2 Merrill by $90.
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Olympus OM-D E-M1, whereas 3 shops sell the Sigma DP2 Merrill. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
Older by over two years
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is three years older than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Twenty-three less awards
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has only received 2 awards, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has received 25 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sigma DP2 Merrill only has an average expert score of 74%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 127 reviews).

Awards

25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
onfoto.ru: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 59 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
16.3MP 46MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 48MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
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
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
BEST
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
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)

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
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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

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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 920,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 JPN
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 JPN
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
443g 330g
BEST
Height
93.5mm 66.7mm
Depth
63.1mm 59.2mm
Width
130.4mm 121.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
497g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-41
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4704 x 3136

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
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