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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Released August 2012
Sony W620
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 116g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G versus Sony W620, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Samsung and Sony. The resolution of the Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) and the W620 (14MP) is pretty similar and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Galaxy Camera 3G was brought out 8 months later than the W620 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the Galaxy Camera 3G scores vs the W620 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Sony W620

 Galaxy Camera 3G W620 
RevealedAugust 2012January 2012More recent by 8 months
Screen dimensions4.8"2.7"Bigger screen (+2.1")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 W620 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Screen resolution230k0kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G and Sony W620

 Galaxy Camera 3G W620 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and size. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has outer measurements of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs) while the Sony W620 has specifications of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the Galaxy Camera 3G vs the W620.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the Galaxy Camera 3G and W620 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to see the difference between sensor measurements simply by going over specifications. The photograph here will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the Galaxy Camera 3G and W620.

To sum up, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G to offer more detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The more recent Galaxy Camera 3G is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W620 as a Portrait photography camera
30
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
offers face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography details
Sony W620 Street photography details
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (305g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
56
lighter than competition in class (116 grams)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Sports photography camera
Sony W620 as a Sports photography camera
45
excellent zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
33
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
offers tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography highlights
Sony W620 Travel photography highlights
72
lighter than competition (305 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
quite wide (23mm)
great zoom (481mm)
good max aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
68
lighter than competition in class (116g)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Landscape photography with Sony W620
47
quite wide (23mm)
good max aperture (f)
bigger than average screen (4.8")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
33
really wide (28mm)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Vlogging with Sony W620
37
quite wide (23mm)
good max aperture (f)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (305g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone jack
30
really wide (28mm)
offers face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (116 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic jack
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G vs Sony W620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G and Sony W620
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3GSony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-08-29 2012-01-10
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip 1.4GHz Quad-Core BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution - 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-481mm (20.9x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 4.8 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 0k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed - 2 seconds
Fastest shutter speed - 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 3.00 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 305 gr (0.67 lbs) 116 gr (0.26 lbs)
Physical dimensions 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 220 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BN
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $606 $102