• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-W130 advantages over Samsung MV900F

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Samsung MV900F advantages over Sony DSC-W130

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 22 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 8.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 32 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NV30

Sony DSC-W130
Samsung NV30
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
Samsung MV900F
Samsung NV30
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SD1100 IS

Sony DSC-W130
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen
Samsung MV900F
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS3

Sony DSC-W130
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Samsung MV900F
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony W650

Sony DSC-W130
Sony W650
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung MV900F
Sony W650
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Sony DSC-W130
Samsung DV150F
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung MV900F
Samsung DV150F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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