Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
48% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 21.7MP higher than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.3MP). 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.

49% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 23.3MP more than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.7MP).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
7 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 33.2 smaller than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (36).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,600 pixels higher than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (921,600 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a weight of 285g, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera (45g 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a built-in flash, whereas 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.

Twenty-one more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87%, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 73% (based on 16 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 92%, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 91% (based on 31 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 33.2 bigger than the Sony Alpha A6000 (36).
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,600 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (921,600 pixels).
Heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera (45g 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, however the Sony Alpha A6000 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 over two years
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is three years older than the Sony Alpha A6000.
Twenty-one less awards
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has only received 2 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average expert score is only 73%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average user score is 91%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 92% (based on 671 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 21.7MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (24.3MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 23.3MP less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (24.7MP).
21% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).

Awards

2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
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lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

54 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
46MP
BEST
24.3MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3264 x 2176
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 3264 x 2176
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
48MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Lens Structure
8/6 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 179
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
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
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
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
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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 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
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
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 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night 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 285g
BEST
Height
66.7mm 66.9mm
Depth
59.2mm 45.1mm
Width
121.5mm 120mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 344g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
BP-41 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots

Operational Conditions

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

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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

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
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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