Sigma DP2 Merrill Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS (Foveon X3) Sensor
  • 50 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 67 x 59 mm, 330g.
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  • Replaced: DP1 Merrill
  • Replaced by: DP3 Merrill

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Sigma DP2 Merrill Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Sigma DP2 Merrill is a 15 MP Compact with a APS-C (24 x 16 mm) sized CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor. Sigma replaced the older Sigma DP1 Merrill with DP2 Merrill. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma DP2 Merrill with Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sigma replaced DP2 Merrill with Sigma DP3 Merrill. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sigma DP2 Merrill with Sigma DP3 Merrill


Sigma DP2 Merrill comes with a 24 x 16 mm CMOS (Foveon X3) sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.84 mm (1.12").

- Full Frame
- Sigma DP2 Merrill

Sensor resolution of Sigma DP2 Merrill ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Sigma DP2 Merrill has Crop Factor: 1.5

The sensor has a surface area of 384.0 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sigma DP2 Merrill


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sigma DP2 Merrill with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
External Flash
920k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 920 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Type Scores

Sigma DP2 Merrill has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #309 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #696 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sigma DP2 Merrill Scores
Imaging score
41
Features score
32
Value for money score
58
Portability score
90
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Sigma DP2 Merrill


Sigma DP2 Merrill weighs 330g and has external dimensions of 122 x 67 x 59mm (4.8 x 2.64 x 2.32"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Sigma DP2 Merrill is 59 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sigma DP2 Merrill
330g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sigma DP2 Merrill
59mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sigma DP2 Merrill with the dimensions:

Sigma DP2 Merrill

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight DP2 Merrill Dimensions DP2 Merrill
Sigma DP2 Quattro Sigma DP2 Quattro 395 g 330 g 161 x 67 x 82 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Sigma DP2s Sigma DP2s 280 g 330 g 113 x 60 x 56 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Sigma DP3 Merrill Sigma DP3 Merrill 330 g 330 g 122 x 67 x 59 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Ricoh GR Ricoh GR 245 g 330 g 117 x 61 x 35 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Sigma DP1 Merrill Sigma DP1 Merrill 330 g 330 g 122 x 67 x 64 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Sigma DP2x Sigma DP2x 280 g 330 g 113 x 60 x 56 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Sigma sd Quattro Sigma Quattro 625 g 330 g 147 x 95 x 91 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm X100 445 g 330 g 126 x 75 x 54 mm 122 x 67 x 59 mm

Specifications of Sigma DP2 Merrill


General
Brand Sigma
Model DP2 Merrill
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/n/a sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/n/a sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor Dimensions 24 x 16 mm
Sensor Area 384.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4704x3136
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 330 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 67 x 59 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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