Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill

Portability
69
Imaging
35
Features
37
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Sigma DP3 Merrill front
Portability
83
Imaging
59
Features
33
Overall
48

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Key Specs

Casio EX-FH25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 524g - 122 x 81 x 83mm
  • Announced July 2010
Sigma DP3 Merrill
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 75mm (F2.8) lens
  • 330g - 122 x 67 x 59mm
  • Introduced January 2013
  • Superseded the Sigma DP2 Merrill
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Overview

The following is a comprehensive review of the Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Large Sensor Compact by brands Casio and Sigma. There exists a huge gap among the resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and DP3 Merrill (15MP) and the EX-FH25 (1/2.3") and DP3 Merrill (APS-C) use different sensor dimensions.

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The EX-FH25 was brought out 3 years earlier than the DP3 Merrill which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-FH25 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sigma DP3 Merrill being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the EX-FH25 matches up against the DP3 Merrill in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Sigma DP3 Merrill

 EX-FH25 DP3 Merrill 

Reasons to pick Sigma DP3 Merrill over the Casio EX-FH25

 DP3 Merrill EX-FH25 
IntroducedJanuary 2013July 2010Newer by 30 months
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Sigma DP3 Merrill

 EX-FH25 DP3 Merrill 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-FH25 features outside dimensions of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) while the Sigma DP3 Merrill has measurements of 122mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.8" x 2.6" x 2.3") and a weight of 330 grams (0.73 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-FH25 versus the DP3 Merrill.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FH25 and DP3 Merrill is 69 and 83 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to visualize the gap in sensor dimensions purely by checking out a spec sheet. The pic underneath might give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-FH25 and DP3 Merrill.

Clearly, both of the cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The EX-FH25 because of its smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF more difficult and the Sigma DP3 Merrill will produce greater detail having its extra 5MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged EX-FH25 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography info
Sigma DP3 Merrill Portrait photography info
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you can focus manually
exports RAW files
no external flash support
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
75
you can focus manually
good megapixels (15MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FH25
Street photography with Sigma DP3 Merrill
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than average in class (524g)
65
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Sports photography advice
Sigma DP3 Merrill Sports photography advice
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incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
fast continuous shooting (40.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
46
good megapixels (15 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (75mm)
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Travel photography camera
Sigma DP3 Merrill as a Travel photography camera
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flash built-in
quite wide (26mm)
great zoom (520mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (524 grams)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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good megapixels (15MP)
missing Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Landscape photography features
Sigma DP3 Merrill Landscape photography features
45
you can focus manually
quite wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
missing Time Lapse recording
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you can focus manually
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
good megapixels (15MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (75mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no image stabilization
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Vlogging camera
Sigma DP3 Merrill as a Vlogging camera
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quite wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic support
heavier than average in class (524g)
22
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone port
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Sigma DP3 Merrill Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Sigma DP3 Merrill
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Sigma DP3 Merrill
General Information
Company Casio Sigma
Model Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Sigma DP3 Merrill
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-07-06 2013-01-08
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Dual TRUE II engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 24 x 16mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 384.0mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 15 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4704 x 3136
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-520mm (20.0x) 75mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 30s -
Max shutter speed 1/2000s -
Continuous shutter speed 40.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.30 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 524 gr (1.16 lb) 330 gr (0.73 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 122 x 67 x 59mm (4.8" x 2.6" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal -
Storage slots One One
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