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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Revealed August 2012
Sony W220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 30-120mm (F2.8-7.1) lens
  • 147g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Overview

Lets look closer at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G versus Sony W220, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Samsung and Sony. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) and W220 (12MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Galaxy Camera 3G was manufactured 3 years later than the W220 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief overview of how the Galaxy Camera 3G matches up versus the W220 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Sony W220

 Galaxy Camera 3G W220 
ReleasedAugust 2012January 2009More recent by 45 months
Screen dimension4.8"2.7"Bigger screen (+2.1")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 W220 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen resolution230k0kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G and Sony W220

 Galaxy Camera 3G W220 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and proportions. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has got external dimensions of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs) and the Sony W220 has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have during that time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the Galaxy Camera 3G versus the W220.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the Galaxy Camera 3G and W220 is 90 and 95 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reading through specs. The visual below should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Galaxy Camera 3G and W220.

All in all, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G to give greater detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more recent Galaxy Camera 3G is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography information
Sony W220 Portrait photography information
30
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
27
manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography highlights
Sony W220 Street photography highlights
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (305 grams)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Sports photography camera
Sony W220 as a Sports photography camera
45
excellent zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
Photography Glossary

Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Travel photography camera
Sony W220 as a Travel photography camera
72
lighter than competitors (305 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
relatively wide (23mm)
long zoom (481mm)
fast max aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
51
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
resolution not great (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W220 as a Landscape photography camera
47
relatively wide (23mm)
fast max aperture (f)
lovely big screen (4.8 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
32
manual focus
has image stabilization (Optical)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging features
Sony W220 Vlogging features
37
relatively wide (23mm)
fast max aperture (f)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (305g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have microphone socket
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone socket
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G and Sony W220
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3GSony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-08-29 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 1.4GHz Quad-Core -
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 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution - 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 23-481mm (20.9x) 30-120mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.8-7.1
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 4.8 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 0k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed - 1s
Maximum shutter speed - 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate - 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 305 gr (0.67 pounds) 147 gr (0.32 pounds)
Dimensions 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
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
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $606 $160