Nikon Df vs Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Nikon Df
Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon Df is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Sigma SD1 Merrill (1s).
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).
$1,042 cheaper
The Nikon Df costs $1,041.52 less than the Sigma SD1 Merrill.
Available from 1 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.
Three more awards
The Nikon Df has 4 awards, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon Df has an average expert review score of 78%, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill has an average rating of 64% (based on 6 reviews).
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.

More total megapixels Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 31.4MP more than the Nikon Df (48MP).
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 smaller than the Nikon Df (22).
27% higher magnification Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a magnification of 0.95x. That's 0.25x higher than the Nikon Df (0.95x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sigma SD1 Merrill is 100%, however the average rating of the Nikon Df is 94% (based on 121 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.

2x less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Df has a total megapixels of 16.6MP, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (31.4MP more).
2x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Df is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
0.25x lower magnification Edit
The Nikon Df has a magnification of 0.7x, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.25x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

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.

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 94%, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a flash sync-speed of 1s, but the Nikon Df is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
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).
More expensive by $1,042
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is $1,041.52 more expensive than the Nikon Df.
Less retailers
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Nikon Df is stocked by 3 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.
Three less awards
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has only received 1 award, whereas the Nikon Df has received 4 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sigma SD1 Merrill's average expert score is only 64%, however the Nikon Df's is 78% (based on 89 reviews).

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 2176
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3280
BEST
 4928 x 3280
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
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 of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
8 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo 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
 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
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.95x
BEST
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

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 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
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
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
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 565g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 91.8mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 83.5mm
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)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL14a BP-21

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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