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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 3.5 maximum aperture, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 bigger).
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.

Eight more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 10 awards, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 65 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert review score of 85%, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average rating of 73% (based on 16 reviews).
4 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.

Vastly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a minimum aperture number of 2.8. That's 2.8 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (2.8).
Lighter Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera. That's 60g 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 91%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.8 larger than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (2.8).
16% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera. That's 60g 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 91% (based on 31 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 does. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

A lot 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 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
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 two years older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 by two years.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sigma DP2 Merrill has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 10 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average expert rating is only 73%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's is 85% (based on 65 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 56 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel
16.05MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
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
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 48MP
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 of Product
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 2.8
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous 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
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point 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
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
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
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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 920,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
390g 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 Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-41

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included

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 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame

Technical Details

Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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