Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony NEX-3

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Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony NEX-3

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 29.9MP higher than the Sony NEX-3 (16.1MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 31.5MP more than the Sony NEX-3 (16.5MP).
A lot smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Sony NEX-3 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,200 pixels higher than the Sony NEX-3 (460,800 pixels).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 91% based on 31 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony NEX-3 is 86% (based on 55 reviews).
7 Reasons For
A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (2.8 bigger).
Full HD video Edit
The Sony NEX-3 supports Full HD video, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not. 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-3 is a 210g digital camera. That's 120g lighter than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (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.

4.7mm shorter Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a height of 62mm, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 66.7mm tall digital camera (4.7mm taller).
24.6mm thinner Edit
Sony NEX-3 is 34.6mm deep, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 59.2mm deep digital camera (24.6mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Sony NEX-3 is 109.9mm wide, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 121.5mm wide digital camera (11.6mm wider).
Built-in flash Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a built-in flash, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2.8 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.8 bigger than the Sony NEX-3 (5.6).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not support Full HD video, whereas the Sony NEX-3 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.

120g heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, but the Sony NEX-3 is a 210g digital camera (120g lighter). 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.

8% taller Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is 66.7mm tall. That's 4.7mm taller than the Sony NEX-3 (62mm).
42% thicker Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 59.2mm deep digital camera. That's 24.6mm thicker than the Sony NEX-3 (34.6mm).
Wider Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 121.5mm wide digital camera. That's 11.6mm wider than the Sony NEX-3 (109.9mm).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, however the Sony NEX-3 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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Older by eight months
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is eight months older than the Sony NEX-3.
5 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (29.9MP 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.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a total megapixel count of 16.5MP, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (31.5MP more).
0.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-3 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (3.5).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-3 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,200 pixels higher).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-3 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 91% (based on 31 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

54 months Ago 46 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
46MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3264 x 2176
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
 3264 x 2176
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4912 X 3264
 4912 X 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
48MP
BEST
16.5MP
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
2.8 5.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
ISO Speed
 100
 160
 200
 400
 1600
 16000
 100
 160
 200
 400
 1600
 16000
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
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

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
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
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
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
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)
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 FIN
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 FIN
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
330g 210g
BEST
Height
66.7mm 62mm
BEST
Depth
59.2mm 34.6mm
BEST
Width
121.5mm 109.9mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
BP-41 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

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