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

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 35 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150.

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
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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
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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)
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
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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" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera0.8"
              DSC-W1500.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Travel zoom

              Weight Much lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $359

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

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $400

              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

              $485

              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-W150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

              Compact

              $361

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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