Nikon D5200 vs Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Nikon D5200
Sigma SD1 Merrill

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 505g digital camera. That's 195g lighter 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.

Shorter Edit
Nikon D5200 is 98mm tall, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 113.5mm tall digital camera (15.5mm taller).
2mm thinner Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 78mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is an 80mm deep digital camera (2mm thicker).
16.5mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 129mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 145.5mm wide digital camera (16.5mm wider).
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.
Twelve more awards
The Nikon D5200 has 13 awards, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon D5200 has an average expert review score of 82% based on 85 reviews, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill has an average rating of 64% (based on 6 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 21.9MP higher than the Nikon D5200 (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 megapixel count Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 23.29MP more than the Nikon D5200 (48MP).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.17x higher than the Nikon D5200 (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.

Cheaper by £47
The Sigma SD1 Merrill costs £233.00, whereas the Nikon D5200 is £279.99.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sigma SD1 Merrill is 100% based on 2 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D5200 is 96% (based on 557 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a megapixel count of 24.1MP, whereas the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (21.9MP 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.

Hugely less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a total megapixel count of 24.71MP, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (23.29MP more).
22% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.78x, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.17x 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.

£47 more expensive
The Nikon D5200 is more expensive than the Sigma SD1 Merrill by £46.99.
Over one year older
The Nikon D5200 is older than the Sigma SD1 Merrill by 18 months.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Nikon D5200's average user rating is 96%, however the Sigma SD1 Merrill's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
195g heavier Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a weight of 700g, whereas the Nikon D5200 is a 505g digital camera (195g 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.

15.5mm taller Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is a 113.5mm tall digital camera. That's 15.5mm taller than the Nikon D5200 (113.5mm).
3% thicker Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a depth of 80mm. That's 2mm thicker than the Nikon D5200 (80mm).
12% wider Edit
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has a width of 145.5mm. That's 16.5mm wider than the Nikon D5200 (145.5mm).
Not as many stockists
The Sigma SD1 Merrill is only stocked by 8 stores, however the Nikon D5200 is stocked by 9 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Twelve less awards
The Sigma SD1 Merrill has only received 1 award, however the Nikon D5200 has received 13 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sigma SD1 Merrill only has an average expert score of 64%, but the Nikon D5200 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 85 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.1MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4496 x 3000
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4496 x 3000
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
24.71MP 48MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 - 50
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
 Nikon F
 Sigma SA
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
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
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 LCD
 LCD
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.78x 0.95x
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.7 -3 - 1.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
505g
BEST
700g
Height
98mm
BEST
113.5mm
Depth
78mm
BEST
80mm
Width
129mm
BEST
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
555g 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
EN-EL14 BP-21

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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