Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

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Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Size
Really small
Compact 128x70x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size Much larger screen 4.8" vs 2.7"
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Around 80% larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom 21x vs 5x
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More than 17.5x more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 23 mm vs 30 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the Camera's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure Longer exposures 16s vs 1s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W150

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Size Smaller 93x58x24 mm vs 128x70x19 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight Much lighter 173 g vs 300 g
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More than 40% lighter
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Thickness Thin Help
        Camera:0.8"
        DSC-W150:0.9"

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368 - $450

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $278 - $400

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

        Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

        Travel zoom

        $368 - $449

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Weight Lighter
        Lowest price Significantly more expensive
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        $549

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        GoPro HD Hero 2

        GoPro HD Hero 2

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Weight Much lighter
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $299

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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