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Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

Nikon 1 AW1 vs Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Nikon 1 AW1
Sigma DP2 Merrill

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.7 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (2.8).
Slightly lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a weight of 313g, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera (17g 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 Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in flash, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not. 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.

Nine more awards
The Nikon 1 AW1 has 11 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
A little better expert reviews
Based on 60 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 81%, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 79% (based on 17 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a megapixel of 46MP, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (31.8MP 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.

User reviews are moderately better
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has an average user review score of 89%, but the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 86% (based on 686 reviews).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Three times lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 31.8MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (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.

User review Rating is a little Worse
The Nikon 1 AW1's average user score is 86%, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill's is 89% (based on 52 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera. That's 17g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have a built-in flash, but the Nikon 1 AW1 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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Over one year older
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is older than the Nikon 1 AW1 by 16 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sigma DP2 Merrill has received 2 awards, the Nikon 1 AW1 has received 11 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Sigma DP2 Merrill only has an average expert rating of 79%, but the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: 5 Star
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

43 months Ago 59 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
14.2MP 46MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 3264 x 2176
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 3264 x 2176
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
BEST
 4608 x 3072
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 48MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
3.5
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
11mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
11 - 27.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon 1
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point 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
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
BEST
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
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)
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 Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

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
 MOV
BEST
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 920,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,10
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Altimeter
 Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
330g
Height
71.5mm 66.7mm
Depth
37.5mm 59.2mm
Width
113.3mm 121.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
356g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 BP-41

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 4704 x 3136
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
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