• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 132.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A470 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.88 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 3.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Lighter weight
    214g vs 301g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.49 vs 0.72 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung Galaxy Camera advantages over Canon A470

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 132 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 7.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    23 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.0 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Powerful zoom lens; Fast processor; Huge and bright display; Modern Android operating system; Vast selection of available apps.

  • Large, heavy body; Expensive pricetag; 3G/4G data plan adds to cost; Sedate performance; Image quality doesn't compare well to other similarly sized / priced cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-S730

Canon A470
Sony DSC-S730
  • $130
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $104
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Sony DSC-S730
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $104
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic DMC-LS85

Canon A470
Panasonic DMC-LS85
  • $130
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $120
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Panasonic DMC-LS85
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $120
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon A490

Canon A470
Canon A490
  • $130
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Canon A490
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Canon A470
Samsung WB850F
  • $130
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung WB850F
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Canon A470
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $130
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
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