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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
19.2 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 22 maximum aperture, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 bigger).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (120,000 pixels lower).
Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 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.

Fifteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 17 awards, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are marginally better
Based on 99 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert review score of 83%, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average rating of 79% (based on 17 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a megapixel of 46MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 16.05MP digital camera (29.95MP 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera. That's 10g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (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.

User reviews are a little better
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average user review score of 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
29.95MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera (29.95MP 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.

3% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 340g digital camera. That's 10g heavier 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.

Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 89% (based on 52 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is only 920,000 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (120,000 pixels higher).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 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.

Over one year older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 by 19 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sigma DP2 Merrill has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 17 awards.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average expert rating is only 79%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's is 83% (based on 99 reviews).

Awards

17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
technopat.net: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 59 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel
16.05MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
BEST
 4632 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
18.31MP 48MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
1.4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sharpness Levels
 Vivid
 Vivid
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
4x 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
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUS
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUS
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
340g 330g
BEST
Height
84.6mm 66.7mm
Depth
71.4mm 59.2mm
Width
122.45mm 121.5mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-41
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4704 x 3136

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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