Updated (February 2013): Compare the Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

46

Samsung Galaxy Camera

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Size
Really small
Compact (129×71×19 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3"
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60% larger screen
Size
Much smaller
129×71×19 mm vs 130×93×103 mm
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7.2x smaller
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 4.1"
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5.4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
300 g vs 650 g
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2.2x lighter
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
340 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$109.90 vs $348.00
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The best price we've seen is $238 cheaper (3.2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 21x
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More than 5.5x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $349

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $565

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $407

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $244 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $429

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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