Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Samsung NX100, which was introduced in September 2010 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 15.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Sigma SD1 Merrill, which was introduced in April 2012 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 15.0MP APS-C sensor. There is 19 months difference between NX100 and SD1 Merrill so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger SD1 Merrill, especially in sensor tech.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Samsung NX100 and Sigma SD1 Merrill before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Samsung NX100 and Sigma SD1 Merrill compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.