Sigma SD1 Merrill
Top 59%613 points
Top 59%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 80%
10 cameras
37.39MP - 46.21MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
46
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Sigma SD1 Merrill: 46 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

46MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.7mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

700g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

8. pixel density

333ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

9. width

113.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

10. volume

1321.14cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

11. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

12. height

145.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

13. battery power

1550mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

14. resolution

831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

15. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

16. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
17% have it
56
0

17. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
43% have it
54
0

18. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
52% have it
52
0

19. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
88% have it
51
0

20. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
98%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

21. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
29% have it
49
0

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
66% have it
48
0

23. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
44% have it
48
0

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
44% have it
47
0

25. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

26. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
55% have it
41
0

27. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
67% have it
41
0

28. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.00556s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

29. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
88% have it
40
0

30. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
51% have it
40
0

31. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
45
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

32. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
30s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

33. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
63% have it
37
0

34. cross-type focus points

Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 169
35
0

35. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Sigma SD1 Merrill
59% have it
34
0

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