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

Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Winner
Samsung Galaxy Camera

51

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x24 mm
Weight
Light-weight
173 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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
Wide angle
Much 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
Help
Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
21x vs 5x
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More than 17.5x more zoom
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the Camera's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
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
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
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera0.8"
              DSC-W1500.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              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

              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $290 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $399

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              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

              $626

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

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $515

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $342 - $419

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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