• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A77 advantages over Samsung WB2200F

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.95 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.47 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.6 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    17 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB2200F advantages over Sony A77

  • Less expensive
    $599* vs $1000
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    6 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very fast top frame rate; full-time phase-detect autofocus; Full 60p HD video; Excellent kit lens; Very good high-resolution sensor.

  • Heavy; EVF appears dim when used in bright light; AF tracking in Movie mode was unreliable in our testing.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 60D

Sony A77
Canon 60D
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung WB2200F
Canon 60D
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Sony A77
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
Samsung WB2200F
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon D7100

Sony A77
Nikon D7100
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung WB2200F
Nikon D7100
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-3

Sony A77
Pentax K-3
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $669
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung WB2200F
Pentax K-3
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $669
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Sony A77
Olympus SP-100
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
Samsung WB2200F
Olympus SP-100
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Shoots 60p video
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