• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 advantages over Fujifilm XQ2

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Fujifilm XQ2 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 283g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB850F
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
Fujifilm XQ2
Samsung WB850F
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
Fujifilm XQ2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Fujifilm XF1
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus XZ-10
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm XQ2
Olympus XZ-10
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus SH-2
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Fujifilm XQ2
Olympus SH-2
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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