Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II

Samsung DV300F front
Sony SLT-A77 II front

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Samsung DV300F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.5-6.3) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 57 x 18mm
  • Released January 2012
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Announced May 2014
  • Succeeded the Sony A77
Photography Glossary

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Advanced DSLR by manufacturers Samsung and Sony. There is a substantial difference among the resolutions of the DV300F (16MP) and A77 II (24MP) and the DV300F (1/2.3") and A77 II (APS-C) enjoy totally different sensor sizes.

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The DV300F was revealed 3 years before the A77 II and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Samsung DV300F being a Compact camera and the Sony A77 II being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the DV300F matches up versus the A77 II in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung DV300F over the Sony A77 II

 DV300F A77 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Samsung DV300F

 A77 II DV300F 
AnnouncedMay 2014January 2012Fresher by 29 months
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1229k460kCrisper screen (+769k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Samsung DV300F and Sony A77 II

 DV300F A77 II 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera often, you are going to need to take into account its weight and size. The Samsung DV300F features physical measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) whilst the Sony A77 II has specifications of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") having a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are using at the time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the DV300F vs the A77 II.

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the DV300F and A77 II is 96 and 62 respectively.

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizing purely by looking through technical specs. The visual underneath may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the DV300F and A77 II.

As you can tell, both of the cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The DV300F having a smaller sensor will make shooting shallower DOF harder and the Sony A77 II will render greater detail because of its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The older DV300F will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung DV300F
Portrait photography with Sony A77 II
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
manual focus
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung DV300F
Street photography with Sony A77 II
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (133 grams)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung DV300F Sports photography factors
Sony A77 II Sports photography factors
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
comes with phase detect auto focus
terrible battery (480 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Samsung DV300F Travel photography information
Sony A77 II Travel photography information
lighter than competition (133 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
weather proofing
decent MP (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
missing Timelapse mode
terrible battery (480 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung DV300F Landscape photography details
Sony A77 II Landscape photography details
quite wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
terrible battery (480 per charge)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung DV300F Vlogging factors
Sony A77 II Vlogging factors
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
lighter than competition (133 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic support
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have microphone port
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Samsung DV300F vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung DV300F and Sony A77 II
 Samsung DV300FSony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung DV300F Sony SLT-A77 II
Class Small Sensor Compact Advanced DSLR
Released 2012-01-02 2014-05-21
Body design Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 3200 25600
Lowest native ISO 80 50
RAW support
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens mount fixed lens Sony/Minolta Alpha
Lens focal range 25-125mm (5.0x) -
Max aperture f/2.5-6.3 -
Macro focus range 5cm -
Total lenses - 143
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Range of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Slowest shutter speed 16s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed - 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.10 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
External flash
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/250s
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 133 gr (0.29 lbs) 647 gr (1.43 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 82
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.4
DXO Low light score not tested 1013
Battery life - 480 photographs
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model BP88 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse feature
Storage media MicroSD, MicroSDHC, Internal SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $200 $1,198