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Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100

Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
40
Overall
37
Samsung HZ30W front
 
Sony Alpha a6100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Key Specs

Samsung HZ30W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Also Known as WB600
Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • 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 HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Overview

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the Samsung HZ30W versus Sony A6100, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by competitors Samsung and Sony. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the HZ30W (12MP) and A6100 (24MP) and the HZ30W (1/2.3") and A6100 (APS-C) use different sensor sizes.

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The HZ30W was released 10 years prior to the A6100 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Samsung HZ30W being a Compact camera and the Sony A6100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight into a full comparison, below is a quick summation of how the HZ30W grades against the A6100 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ30W over the Sony A6100

 HZ30W A6100 

Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Samsung HZ30W

 A6100 HZ30W 
ReleasedAugust 2019January 2010Fresher by 116 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Samsung HZ30W and Sony A6100

 HZ30W A6100 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Samsung HZ30W enjoys physical measurements of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) whilst the Sony A6100 has proportions of 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") having a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are using at the time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the HZ30W compared to the A6100.

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the HZ30W and A6100 is 91 and 81 respectively.

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing simply by reading specifications. The visual underneath might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the HZ30W and A6100.

To sum up, both of these cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The HZ30W because of its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field tougher and the Sony A6100 will offer greater detail as a result of its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The older HZ30W is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ30W Portrait photography information
Sony A6100 Portrait photography information
29
manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
82
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Samsung HZ30W Street photography factors
Sony A6100 Street photography factors
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (245 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
79
has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
includes touch focus
very good ISO range (32,000)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ30W Sports photography information
Sony A6100 Sports photography information
42
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
75
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Samsung HZ30W Travel photography information
Sony A6100 Travel photography information
63
lighter than others (245g)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (360mm)
no Time Lapse function
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
86
has bluetooth
includes touch focus
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung HZ30W
Landscape photography with Sony A6100
43
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
79
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ30W Vlogging details
Sony A6100 Vlogging details
30
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (245 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic socket
79
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
provides face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has mic port
no image stabilization
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Samsung HZ30W vs Sony A6100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ30W and Sony A6100
 Samsung HZ30WSony Alpha a6100
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung HZ30W Sony Alpha a6100
Also called as WB600 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2010-01-19 2019-08-28
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD 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 12 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 3200 32000
Maximum boosted ISO - 51200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 425
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Sony E
Lens zoom range 24-360mm (15.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.2-5.8 -
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Available lenses - 121
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.71x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 16 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 245 grams (0.54 pounds) 396 grams (0.87 pounds)
Dimensions 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3")
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
Battery life - 420 pictures
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-11A NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $280 $748