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Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Samsung ST600 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 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
  • Released January 2010
Sony W380
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 117g - 91 x 52 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Samsung and Sony. The image resolution of the ST600 (14MP) and the W380 (14MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras boast the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The ST600 was launched within a month of the W380 so they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go into a thorough comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the ST600 grades versus the W380 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Sony W380

 ST600 W380 
Screen size3.5"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Screen resolution1152k230kSharper screen (+922k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W380 over the Samsung ST600

 W380 ST600 

Common features in the Samsung ST600 and Sony W380

 ST600 W380 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010January 2010Similar generation
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and measurements. The Samsung ST600 has got outer dimensions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Sony W380 has proportions of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") and a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the ST600 compared to the W380.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the ST600 and W380 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor measurements merely by checking technical specs. The photograph underneath should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the ST600 and W380.

As you have seen, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact MP so you should expect similar quality of files though you need to take the release date of the products into consideration.

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 sensor size comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST600 Portrait photography factors
Sony W380 Portrait photography factors
30
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
28
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung ST600 Street photography features
Sony W380 Street photography features
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than competitors in class (150 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung ST600
Sports photography with Sony W380
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
max fps very slow (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung ST600 Travel photography features
Sony W380 Travel photography features
65
includes focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (27mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
65
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W380 as a Landscape photography camera
44
rather wide (27mm)
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
38
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Vlogging camera
Sony W380 as a Vlogging camera
30
rather wide (27mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic support
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
29
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
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Samsung ST600 vs Sony W380 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST600 and Sony W380
 Samsung ST600Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Sony
Model Samsung ST600 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-01-06 2010-01-07
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Bionz
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 4800 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-135mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.5 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.5 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 1,152k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 2 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m 4.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lb) 117 grams (0.26 lb)
Physical dimensions 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") 91 x 52 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8")
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 model SLB07 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $330 $44