Pentax Q10 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Pentax Q10
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1.7 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a maximum aperture number of 4.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (1.7 bigger).
Full HD video Edit
The Pentax Q10 supports Full HD video, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a built-in flash, however 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.

5 Reasons For
74% higher megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 35.25MP more than the Pentax Q10 (48MP).
50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels. 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 Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a megapixel 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.

35.25MP less total megapixels Edit
The Pentax Q10 has a total megapixels of 12.75MP, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera (35.25MP more).
460,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax Q10 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, 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).
6 Reasons Against
61% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is only 2.8 maximum aperture. That's 1.7 bigger than the Pentax Q10 (2.8).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not support Full HD video, but the Pentax Q10 does. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, whereas the Pentax Q10 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 six months
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is six 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

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Average User Rating

Date Released

50 months Ago 56 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
12.4MP 46MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 2992 x 2992
 3456 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 2992 x 2992
 3456 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
12.75MP 48MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
4.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
83mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/6
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
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
 Auto
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 400
 640
 6400
 25
BEST
 64
 125
 400
 640
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Interval
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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
 Full HD video
BEST
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
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
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)
460,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Auto
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Auto
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Scene Modes
 Candlelight
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Candlelight
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g
BEST
330g
Height
57.5mm 66.7mm
Depth
31mm 59.2mm
Width
98mm 121.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
200g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
D-LI68 BP-41
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
230 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Frame
 Frame
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback