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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
 
Sony Alpha a6100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2014
Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 67 x 59mm
  • Announced August 2019
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Overview

Following is a comprehensive comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony A6100, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by brands Samsung and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) and A6100 (24MP) and the Galaxy Camera 2 (1/2.3") and A6100 (APS-C) feature different sensor sizes.

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The Galaxy Camera 2 was brought out 6 years earlier than the A6100 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 being a Compact camera and the Sony A6100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the Galaxy Camera 2 scores versus the A6100 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Sony A6100

 Galaxy Camera 2 A6100 
Display sizing4.8"3"Larger display (+1.8")
Display resolution1037k922kSharper display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 A6100 Galaxy Camera 2 
AnnouncedAugust 2019January 2014More modern by 68 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony A6100

 Galaxy Camera 2 A6100 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Touch display Easily navigate

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has physical measurements of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") along with a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs) and the Sony A6100 has proportions of 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") and a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the Galaxy Camera 2 compared to the A6100.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Galaxy Camera 2 and A6100 is 90 and 81 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizes only by viewing technical specs. The image underneath may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Galaxy Camera 2 and A6100.

As you have seen, each of the cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Galaxy Camera 2 featuring a smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF more difficult and the Sony A6100 will result in greater detail having its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics a little more aggressively. The more aged Galaxy Camera 2 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography advice
Sony A6100 Portrait photography advice
44
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
82
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography highlights
Sony A6100 Street photography highlights
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
features touch to focus
lighter than average (283g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
79
screen tilts
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
features focus via touch
great high ISO (32,000)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Sports photography camera
Sony A6100 as a Sports photography camera
48
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (400 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
75
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
supports phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Travel photography info
Sony A6100 Travel photography info
73
better than average battery (400 CIPA)
lighter than average (283g)
connects via bluetooth
features touch to focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
great reach (483mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
86
connects via bluetooth
features focus via touch
good megapixels (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A6100 Landscape photography highlights
52
focusing manually
pretty wide (23mm)
big screen (4.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
better than average battery (400 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
79
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3")
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great high ISO (32,000)
exports RAW formats
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Vlogging camera
Sony A6100 as a Vlogging camera
37
pretty wide (23mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
lighter than average (283g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
79
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
comes with face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external microphone support
no image stabilization
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony A6100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony A6100
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2Sony Alpha a6100
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sony Alpha a6100
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2014-01-02 2019-08-28
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 3200 32000
Max boosted ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 425
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens Sony E
Lens zoom range 23-483mm (21.0x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.9 -
Macro focusing range 10cm -
Amount of lenses - 121
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 4.8 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.71x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 16 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.80 m 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 283 gr (0.62 pounds) 396 gr (0.87 pounds)
Dimensions 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 400 photos 420 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID Built-in NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $400 $748