Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350

Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
40
Overall
38
Samsung ST600 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 front
Portability
62
Imaging
48
Features
51
Overall
49

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Key Specs

Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Sony HX350
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 652g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Samsung ST600 versus Sony HX350, one is a Ultracompact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Samsung and Sony. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the ST600 (14MP) and HX350 (20MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The ST600 was released 8 years prior to the HX350 which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Samsung ST600 being a Ultracompact camera and the Sony HX350 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summation of how the ST600 matches up versus the HX350 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Sony HX350

 ST600 HX350 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1152k922kCrisper screen (+230k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony HX350 over the Samsung ST600

 HX350 ST600 
RevealedDecember 2016January 2010More modern by 84 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Samsung ST600 and Sony HX350

 ST600 HX350 
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Samsung ST600 comes with exterior measurements of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Sony HX350 has specifications of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") and a weight of 652 grams (1.44 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the ST600 against the HX350.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the ST600 and HX350 is 95 and 62 respectively.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to see the gap between sensor sizes only by reading a spec sheet. The image underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the ST600 and HX350.

Clearly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Sony HX350 to deliver extra detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The more aged ST600 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 sensor size comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST600 Portrait photography info
Sony HX350 Portrait photography info
30
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
48
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has face detection focus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX350 as a Street photography camera
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than others in class (150 grams)
51
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than competition in class (652 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung ST600 Sports photography features
Sony HX350 Sports photography features
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
54
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung ST600 Travel photography information
Sony HX350 Travel photography information
65
supports focus by touch
decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (27mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (150g)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
54
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (652 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony HX350 as a Landscape photography camera
44
pretty wide (27mm)
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
50
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung ST600 Vlogging advice
Sony HX350 Vlogging advice
30
pretty wide (27mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than others in class (150 grams)
27
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (652g)
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony HX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST600 and Sony HX350
 Samsung ST600Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung ST600 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
Type Ultracompact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-01-06 2016-12-20
Physical type Ultracompact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4320 x 3240 5184 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 4800 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-135mm (5.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,152k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 202k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m 8.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Off, auto, fill, slow sync, advanced, rear sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150g (0.33 lb) 652g (1.44 lb)
Dimensions 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 300 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB07 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $330 -