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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G front
 
Sony Alpha a6100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G
(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
  • Released August 2012
Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 67 x 59mm
  • Released August 2019
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G versus Sony A6100, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless by brands Samsung and Sony. There is a significant difference among the sensor resolutions of the Galaxy Camera 4G (16MP) and A6100 (24MP) and the Galaxy Camera 4G (1/2.3") and A6100 (APS-C) come with different sensor measurements.

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The Galaxy Camera 4G was revealed 8 years prior to the A6100 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G being a Compact camera and the Sony A6100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting through a full comparison, below is a short highlight of how the Galaxy Camera 4G grades against the A6100 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G over the Sony A6100

 Galaxy Camera 4G A6100 
Screen sizing4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")

Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G

 A6100 Galaxy Camera 4G 
ReleasedAugust 2019August 2012Fresher by 85 months
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k0kClearer screen (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G and Sony A6100

 Galaxy Camera 4G A6100 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera, you're going to have to think about its weight and measurements. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G enjoys exterior 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 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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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the Galaxy Camera 4G against the A6100.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Galaxy Camera 4G and A6100 is 90 and 81 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 top view buttons comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizing just by going through specifications. The photograph underneath might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Galaxy Camera 4G and A6100.

Plainly, the two cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Galaxy Camera 4G having a smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF harder and the Sony A6100 will show more detail because of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The older Galaxy Camera 4G will be behind in sensor technology.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 sensor size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A6100 as a Portrait photography camera
30
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
82
manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Street photography info
Sony A6100 Street photography info
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (305 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
79
screen tilts
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
includes focus via touch
great high ISO (32,000)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Sports photography features
Sony A6100 Sports photography features
45
long zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
75
good MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G as a Travel photography camera
Sony A6100 as a Travel photography camera
72
lighter than average (305 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
reasonably wide (23mm)
long reach (481mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
86
supports bluetooth
includes focus via touch
good MP (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Landscape photography features
Sony A6100 Landscape photography features
47
reasonably wide (23mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
lovely big screen (4.8")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
79
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
good MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
great high ISO (32,000)
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Vlogging advice
Sony A6100 Vlogging advice
37
reasonably wide (23mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average (305g)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of mic port
79
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
has face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic support
does not have image stabilization
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G vs Sony A6100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G and Sony A6100
 Samsung Galaxy Camera 4GSony Alpha a6100
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Sony
Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Sony Alpha a6100
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2012-08-29 2019-08-28
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip 1.4GHz Quad-Core Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution - 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 3200 32000
Highest enhanced ISO - 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 425
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range 23-481mm (20.9x) -
Total lenses - 121
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 4.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 0k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.71x
Features
Minimum shutter speed - 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed - 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none Yes
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 305g (0.67 lbs) 396g (0.87 lbs)
Dimensions 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3")
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 - 420 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FW50
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots One One
Retail cost $550 $748