• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 111.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NV30 advantages over Canon A2600

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

Canon A2600 advantages over Samsung NV30

  • Less expensive
    $150 vs $279 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 111 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 8.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SD1100 IS

Samsung NV30
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
Canon A2600
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS3

Samsung NV30
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Canon A2600
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S520

Samsung NV30
Nikon S520
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon A2600
Nikon S520
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Samsung NV30
Canon 320 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon A2600
Canon 320 HS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon A2500

Samsung NV30
Canon A2500
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon A2600
Canon A2500
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
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