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

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Winner
Samsung Galaxy Camera

52

vs

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

43

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Great zoom
Zoom
21x
Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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"
Help
Around 80% larger screen
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
21x vs 5x
Help
More than 17.5x more zoom
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
23 mm vs 30 mm
Help
More than 20% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
Help
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
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
Help
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera:0.8"
              DSC-W150:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $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

              $240 - $450

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $884

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Much lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              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
              Zoom Significantly less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SL30

              Samsung SL30

              Compact

              $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Casio Exilim EX-S10

              Casio Exilim EX-S10

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

              Compact

              $190

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

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