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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2014
Sony S2000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-105mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 167g - 98 x 61 x 27mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony S2000, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Samsung and Sony. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) and S2000 (10MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Galaxy Camera 2 was manufactured 4 years after the S2000 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise summary of how the Galaxy Camera 2 scores vs the S2000 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Sony S2000

 Galaxy Camera 2 S2000 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2010More modern by 49 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display dimension4.8"3"Larger display (+1.8")
Display resolution1037k230kClearer display (+807k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony S2000 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 S2000 Galaxy Camera 2 

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony S2000

 Galaxy Camera 2 S2000 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes with exterior dimensions 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 S2000 has measurements of 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at the time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the Galaxy Camera 2 against the S2000.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Galaxy Camera 2 and S2000 is 90 and 93 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by checking technical specs. The image here may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Galaxy Camera 2 and S2000.

As you can tell, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 to resolve greater detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The newer Galaxy Camera 2 provides an edge in sensor tech.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Portrait photography with Sony S2000
44
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography highlights
Sony S2000 Street photography highlights
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
lighter than average in class (283 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
46
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sports photography details
Sony S2000 Sports photography details
48
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
great battery (400 shots)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
16
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,200s)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Travel photography highlights
Sony S2000 Travel photography highlights
73
great battery (400 per charge)
lighter than average in class (283 grams)
has bluetooth
provides focus by touch
good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography features
Sony S2000 Landscape photography features
52
you can focus manually
decently wide (23mm)
bigger than average screen (4.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
great battery (400 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
27
decent sized screen (3 inch)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Vlogging highlights
Sony S2000 Vlogging highlights
37
decently wide (23mm)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic jack
lighter than average in class (283 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
21
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
no external microphone port
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony S2000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony S2000
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-01-02 2010-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-483mm (21.0x) 33-105mm (3.2x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus distance 10cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 4.8 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,037 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 16s 1s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1200s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.80 m 3.30 m
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 283 gr (0.62 lbs) 167 gr (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") 98 x 61 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 400 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model Built-in 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, optional SD, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $400 $225