Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

61

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

40

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Size
Really small
Compact 128x70x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3.0"
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60% larger screen
Size
Much smaller
128x70x19 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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7.2x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$79.50 vs $418.00
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The best price we've seen is $339 cheaper (5.3x less)
Battery life
Longer battery life
340 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $349 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $880

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $400

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $490 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $252 - $278

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

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