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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Samsung ST600 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
42
Features
48
Overall
44

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Overview

The following is a extensive analysis of the Samsung ST600 and Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact cameras by manufacturers Samsung and Sony. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the ST600 (14MP) and TX200V (18MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ST600 was unveiled 3 years earlier than the TX200V which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a in depth comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the ST600 matches up against the TX200V in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Sony TX200V

 ST600 TX200V 
Screen dimensions3.5"3.3"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Samsung ST600

 TX200V ST600 
RevealedJanuary 2012January 2010Newer by 25 months
Screen resolution1230k1152kCrisper screen (+78k dot)

Common features in the Samsung ST600 and Sony TX200V

 ST600 TX200V 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera often, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Samsung ST600 enjoys physical 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) whilst the Sony TX200V has measurements of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

Compare the Samsung ST600 and Sony TX200V in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising during that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the ST600 vs the TX200V.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the ST600 and TX200V is 95 and 96 respectively.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions just by looking through specifications. The image below might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the ST600 and TX200V.

To sum up, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Sony TX200V to render greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The more aged ST600 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Portrait photography camera
30
megapixel count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
36
MP count good (18MP)
features face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung ST600 Street photography highlights
Sony TX200V Street photography highlights
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than average in class (150 grams)
68
image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung ST600
Sports photography with Sony TX200V
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
49
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung ST600 Travel photography info
Sony TX200V Travel photography info
65
has touch focus
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (27mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (150g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
71
environment proofing
offers touch to focus
MP count good (18MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST600 Landscape photography info
Sony TX200V Landscape photography info
44
rather wide (27mm)
lovely big screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse mode
47
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung ST600 Vlogging info
Sony TX200V Vlogging info
30
rather wide (27mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone support
more heavy than average in class (150g)
35
fairly wide (28mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have external mic socket
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST600 and Sony TX200V
 Samsung ST600Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Sony
Model Samsung ST600 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-01-06 2012-01-30
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
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 14MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 4800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-135mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus range 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of display 1,152k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 2s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lb) 129 grams (0.28 lb)
Physical dimensions 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
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 images
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB07 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $330 $500