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Nikon Df vs Sigma SD1 Merrill

Nikon Df vs Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Nikon Df
Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Df is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). 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.

Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Df is 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower).
Available from 14 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 29.8MP higher than the Nikon Df (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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 smaller than the Nikon Df (22).
17% bigger eye relief Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has an eye relief of 18mm, however the Nikon Df is only a 15mm Eye relief digital camera (3mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

10g lighter Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a weight of 700g, but the Nikon Df is a 710g digital camera (10g 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 $47
The Sigma SD1 Merrill costs $47.25 less than the Nikon Df.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sigma SD1 Merrill is 100%, however the average rating of the Nikon Df is 91% (based on 836 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Df has a megapixel of 16.2MP, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (29.8MP 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.

A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (6 smaller).
20% smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon Df has an eye relief of 15mm. That's 3mm smaller than the Sigma SD1 Merrill (18mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Heavier Edit
The Nikon Df is a 710g digital camera. That's 10g heavier than the Sigma SD1 Merrill (700g). 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.

$47 more expensive
The Nikon Df is more expensive than the Sigma SD1 Merrill by $47.25.
Four months older
The Nikon Df is older than the Sigma SD1 Merrill by four months.
Lower user review Score
The Nikon Df's average user rating is 91%, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill's is 100% (based on 6 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon Df (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.

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sigma SD1 Merrill is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Df (460,000 pixels).
Less retailers
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Nikon Df is stocked by 16 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
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Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Date Released

32 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 46MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1600 x 1064
 3264 x 2176
 1600 x 1064
 3264 x 2176
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3280
BEST
 4928 x 3280
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 48MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
16 22
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 - 50
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 77mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
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)

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
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
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -3 - 1.5
Eye Relief
15mm 18mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
710g 700g
BEST
Height
66.5mm 113.5mm
Depth
110mm 80mm
Width
143.5mm 145.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
765g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL14a BP-21

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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