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Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1

Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26
Samsung SL202 front
 
Sony Alpha a1 front
Portability
61
Imaging
82
Features
93
Overall
86

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Key Specs

Samsung SL202
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
  • Introduced February 2009
  • Additionally referred to as PL50
Sony a1
(Full Review)
  • 50MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Raise to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 7680 x 4320 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 737g - 129 x 97 x 70mm
  • Revealed January 2021
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Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Samsung SL202 versus Sony a1, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Samsung and Sony. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the SL202 (10MP) and a1 (50MP) and the SL202 (1/2.3") and a1 (Full frame) provide totally different sensor dimensions.

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The SL202 was revealed 13 years before the a1 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Samsung SL202 being a Compact camera and the Sony a1 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight to a detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the SL202 matches up against the a1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung SL202 over the Sony a1

 SL202 a1 

Reasons to pick Sony a1 over the Samsung SL202

 a1 SL202 
RevealedJanuary 2021February 2009More modern by 145 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1440k230kSharper display (+1210k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Samsung SL202 and Sony a1

 SL202 a1 
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera often, you will want to consider its weight and measurements. The Samsung SL202 has exterior dimensions of 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) while the Sony a1 has proportions of 129mm x 97mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") with a weight of 737 grams (1.62 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the SL202 compared to the a1.

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the SL202 and a1 is 94 and 61 respectively.

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 top view buttons comparison

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to visualise the gap in sensor sizes purely by seeing a spec sheet. The picture underneath may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the SL202 and a1.

As you can see, both of the cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The SL202 using its smaller sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field more challenging and the Sony a1 will provide extra detail because of its extra 40MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more aged SL202 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 sensor size comparison

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung SL202 Portrait photography details
Sony a1 Portrait photography details
25
comes with face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
89
you can focus manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/400s)
great megapixels (50MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Samsung SL202 as a Street photography camera
Sony a1 as a Street photography camera
47
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
79
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
boasts touch to focus
weather proof
above average high ISO (32,000)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung SL202
Sports photography with Sony a1
16
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
91
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great megapixels (50MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather proof
great battery life (530 per charge)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung SL202 Travel photography information
Sony a1 Travel photography information
57
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
74
great battery life (530 per charge)
weather proof
supports bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
great megapixels (50 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung SL202 Landscape photography advice
Sony a1 Landscape photography advice
27
really wide (28mm)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
88
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great megapixels (50 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (32,000)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
great battery life (530 shots)
two card slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung SL202 as a Vlogging camera
Sony a1 as a Vlogging camera
27
really wide (28mm)
comes with face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone port
37
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect autofocus
good video quality (7680 x 4320 resolution)
includes mic socket
display isn't selfie friendly
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Samsung SL202 vs Sony a1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung SL202 and Sony a1
 Samsung SL202Sony Alpha a1
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model Samsung SL202 Sony Alpha a1
Otherwise known as PL50 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2009-02-17 2021-01-26
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 50 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 8640 x 5760
Max native ISO 1600 32000
Max enhanced ISO - 102400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Minimum enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 759
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) -
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.7 -
Macro focus range 5cm -
Available lenses - 133
Crop factor 5.9 1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 9,437 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.9x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/8000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shutter rate - 30.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.60 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Auto & Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-Eye Fix Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/400s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 7680x4320 (30p, 25p, 23.98)
Max video resolution 640x480 7680x4320
Video file format Motion JPEG XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 168 grams (0.37 lbs) 737 grams (1.62 lbs)
Physical dimensions 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") 129 x 97 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
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 - 530 photographs
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One 2
Retail pricing $140 $6,498