Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony ILCE-5000

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Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony ILCE-5000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a megapixel count of 46MP, whereas the Sony ILCE-5000 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (25.9MP 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.

Hugely more total megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a total megapixel count of 48MP, but the Sony ILCE-5000 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (27.6MP less).
2.8 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a maximum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Sony ILCE-5000 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (2.8 bigger).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Sony ILCE-5000 is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps lower).
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, but the Sony ILCE-5000 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,200 pixels lower).
5 Reasons For
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a weight of 210g, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera (120g 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.

Shorter Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a height of 62.8mm. That's 3.9mm shorter than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (62.8mm).
Thinner Edit
Sony ILCE-5000 is 35.7mm deep. That's 23.5mm thinner than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (35.7mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony ILCE-5000 is 109.6mm wide. That's 11.9mm narrower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (109.6mm).
Built-in flash Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a built-in flash, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not. 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera. That's 120g heavier than the Sony ILCE-5000 (210g). 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.

3.9mm taller Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is 66.7mm tall, but the Sony ILCE-5000 is a 62.8mm tall digital camera (3.9mm shorter).
23.5mm thicker Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 59.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-5000 is a 35.7mm deep digital camera (23.5mm thinner).
Marginally wider Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 121.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-5000 is a 109.6mm wide digital camera (11.9mm narrower).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, however the Sony ILCE-5000 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.

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Over one year older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Sony ILCE-5000 by 18 months.
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 25.9MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (20.1MP). 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 megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 27.6MP less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (20.4MP).
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (25fps).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,200 pixels lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (460,800 pixels).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
46MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3264 x 2176
 12416 x 1856
 5456 x 3632
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 2736 x 1824
 3264 x 2176
 12416 x 1856
 5456 x 3632
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
48MP
BEST
20.4MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Focusing

Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 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

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Underwater
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Underwater
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 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
330g 210g
BEST
Height
66.7mm 62.8mm
BEST
Depth
59.2mm 35.7mm
BEST
Width
121.5mm 109.6mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
BP-41 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 420 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Storage Temperature Range
4704 x 3136 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.1MP
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
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