Pentax Q10 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Pentax Q10
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1.7 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a maximum aperture of 4.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (1.7 bigger).
84% lighter Edit
The Pentax Q10 is a 180g digital camera. That's 150g lighter 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.

8.7mm shorter Edit
The Pentax Q10 is a 58mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 66.7mm tall digital camera (8.7mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a depth of 33.5mm, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 59.2mm deep digital camera (25.7mm thicker).
20% narrower Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a width of 102mm, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 121.5mm wide digital camera (19.5mm wider).
5 Reasons For
74% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 33.6MP higher than the Pentax Q10 (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.

74% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 35.24MP more than the Pentax Q10 (48MP).
50% higher display resolution Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Pentax Q10 (920,000 pixels).
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 16 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 73%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax Q10 is 69% (based on 22 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 31 reviews, the average user review score of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax Q10 is 90% (based on 67 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a megapixel count of 12.4MP, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (33.6MP 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.

35.24MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a total megapixel count of 12.76MP, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (35.24MP more).
460,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Pentax Q10 only has an average expert rating of 69%, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average expert rating of 73% (based on 16 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Pentax Q10 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average user rating of 91% (based on 31 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
61% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 bigger than the Pentax Q10 (2.8).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, however the Pentax Q10 is a 180g digital camera (150g 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.

14% taller Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a height of 66.7mm. That's 8.7mm taller than the Pentax Q10 (66.7mm).
Thicker Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is 59.2mm deep. That's 25.7mm thicker than the Pentax Q10 (59.2mm).
Wider Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is 121.5mm wide. That's 19.5mm wider than the Pentax Q10 (121.5mm).
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Older by nine months
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is nine months older than the Pentax Q10.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 54 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
12.4MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 2992 x 2992
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 2592
 3456 x 1944
 1920 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 2992 x 2992
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 2592
 3456 x 1944
 1920 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP 48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
4.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Maximum Focal Length
83mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
5 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/6
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
BEST
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Interval
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
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
180g
BEST
330g
Height
58mm
BEST
66.7mm
Depth
33.5mm
BEST
59.2mm
Width
102mm
BEST
121.5mm
Weight Including Battery
200g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
D-LI68 BP-41
Shot Per Battery Charge
270 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
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