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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320 front
Portability
97
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 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
  • Introduced January 2014
Sony W320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
  • 117g - 93 x 52 x 17mm
  • Released January 2010
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Overview

Below is a extended analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Ultracompact by companies Samsung and Sony. The image resolution of the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) and the W320 (14MP) is very close and they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Galaxy Camera 2 was unveiled 4 years later than the W320 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 being a Compact camera and the Sony W320 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving straight into a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the Galaxy Camera 2 grades against the W320 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Sony W320

 Galaxy Camera 2 W320 
ReleasedJanuary 2014January 2010More recent by 49 months
Manual focus More precise focus
Display dimension4.8"2.7"Larger display (+2.1")
Display resolution1037k230kCrisper display (+807k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W320 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 W320 Galaxy Camera 2 

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony W320

 Galaxy Camera 2 W320 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and volume. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes with outer 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) whilst the Sony W320 has sizing of 93mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7") having a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the Galaxy Camera 2 compared to the W320.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Galaxy Camera 2 and W320 is 90 and 97 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to see the difference in sensor measurements purely by researching specs. The photograph here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Galaxy Camera 2 and W320.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 to provide you with greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images much more aggressively. The more recent Galaxy Camera 2 will have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography features
Sony W320 Portrait photography features
44
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
28
decent MP (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Street photography with Sony W320
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
lighter than competitors (283g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
49
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sports photography highlights
Sony W320 Sports photography highlights
48
amazing zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good battery power (400 CIPA)
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
26
decent MP (14 megapixels)
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W320 as a Travel photography camera
73
good battery power (400 per charge)
lighter than competitors (283 grams)
connects via bluetooth
features focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
very long reach (483mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
66
decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography information
Sony W320 Landscape photography information
52
you can focus manually
pretty wide (23mm)
big screen (4.8")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good battery power (400 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
33
rather wide (26mm)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Vlogging with Sony W320
37
pretty wide (23mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with microphone jack
lighter than competitors (283g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
26
rather wide (26mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone port
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Sony W320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and Sony W320
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Introduced 2014-01-02 2010-01-07
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos -
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-483mm (21.0x) 26-105mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.7-5.7
Macro focus range 10cm 4cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 4.8 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 1,037 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 16 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.80 m 4.80 m
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 283 grams (0.62 pounds) 117 grams (0.26 pounds)
Dimensions 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") 93 x 52 x 17mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7")
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 photos -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model Built-in NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $400 $269