Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
48% higher megapixel Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 46MP digital camera. That's 21.7MP higher than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.3MP). 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.

49% more total megapixels Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 48MP digital camera. That's 23.3MP more than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.7MP).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
8 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has an image stabilizer, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill does not. 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
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 33.2 smaller than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (36).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A6000 is 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 1,600 pixels higher than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (921,600 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a weight of 285g, but the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 330g digital camera (45g 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 Sony Alpha A6000 has a built-in flash, whereas 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.

Twenty-one more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sigma DP2 Merrill has 2 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87%, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 73% (based on 16 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 92%, however the average rating of the Sigma DP2 Merrill is 91% (based on 31 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony Alpha A6000 has 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 33.2 bigger than the Sony Alpha A6000 (36).
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sigma DP2 Merrill is only 920,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,600 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (921,600 pixels).
Heavier Edit
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has a weight of 330g, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera (45g 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, however the Sony Alpha A6000 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 over one year
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is 20 months older than the Sony Alpha A6000.
Twenty-one less awards
The Sigma DP2 Merrill has only received 2 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average expert score is only 73%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Sigma DP2 Merrill's average user score is 91%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 92% (based on 671 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 21.7MP lower than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (24.3MP). 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 23.3MP less than the Sigma DP2 Merrill (24.7MP).
21% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).

Awards

2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

56 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
46MP
BEST
24.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3264 x 2176
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 3264 x 2176
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
48MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/6 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 179
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
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
330g 285g
BEST
Height
66.7mm 66.9mm
Depth
59.2mm 45.1mm
Width
121.5mm 120mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 344g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
BP-41 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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