As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung Digimax A50 is also often compared to mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung Digimax A50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the A7) and Samsung (such as the TL220)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Digimax A50 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (107×59×36 mm) vs super compact (100×60×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Samsung TL220

Samsung TL220
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TL220 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Compact (107×59×36 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the TL220 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL220 and Digimax A50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 169 g vs 185 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Digimax A50 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (107×59×36 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 1.9"), is slightly lighter (185 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (201k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
8 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 201k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and Digimax A50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (107×59×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.4"

Sony A7

Sony A7
8 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 201k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 185 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and Digimax A50

  • Light weight: 417 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.4"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Digimax A50 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (107×59×36 mm) vs prosumer size (129×95×78 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (185 g vs 492 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), has a much lower resolution screen (201k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 20.1 MP).

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 years newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 5 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 201k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the Digimax A50)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Compact (107×59×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 492 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the SLT A58 and Digimax A50

  • None found