• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy Camera advantages over Panasonic ZS30

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    20 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS30 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Lighter weight
    198g vs 301g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Samsung WB850F

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung WB850F
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic ZS30
Samsung WB850F
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung WB800F
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic ZS30
Samsung WB800F
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Panasonic ZS25
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon S9500

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Nikon S9500
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS30
Nikon S9500
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
Panasonic ZS30
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
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