Samsung Digimax A55W vs Sony Alpha QX1

Full Comparison

Sensor

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
5.744 x 4.308 mm
23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor photo detectors
5 megapixels
20 megapixels
Effective pixels
5 megapixels
20 megapixels
Image ratio w:h
4:3
4:3, 3:2
Max resolution
2592, 1944
5456, 3632
Other resolutions
2272x1704, 2048x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
5456x3064, 3872x2576, 3872x2176, 2736x1824, 2736x1536

Image

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
ISO Auto
yesYes
yesYes
ISO minimum
50
100
ISO maximum
400
16000
White balance presets
6
10
Custom white balance
noNo
noNo
Image stabilization
noNo
noNo

Optics & Focus

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Digital zoom
5 x
2 x
Autofocus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Single, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
yesYes
yesYes

Screen / viewfinder

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Touch screen
noNo
yesYes
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
None
None

Photography features

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Minimum shutter speed
2 sec
30 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/1000 sec
1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
noNo
yesYes
Aperture priority
noNo
yesYes
Exposure compensation plus
2
3
Exposure compensation minus
-2
-3
Expousure compensation steps
1/2
1/3
Built-in flash
yesYes
yesYes
Flash range
3 m
4 m
External flash
noNo
noNo
Self-timer
yesYes
yesYes
Flash modes
Auto, Redeye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync
Auto, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Fill-in Flash, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10

Videography features

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Maximum resolution
640, 480
1920, 1080

Dimensions

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Body type
Compact
Compact
Weight
185 g
216 g
Width
106 mm
74 mm
Height
56 mm
70 mm
Length
27 mm
53 mm
Environmentally sealed
noNo
noNo

Storage

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Storage types
SD, MMC, Internal
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro

Connectivity

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
USB version
1.0
2.0
HDMI
noNo
noNo
Remote control
noNo
yesYes

Other features

Samsung Digimax A55WSamsung Digimax A55WSony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Orientation sensor
noNo
yesYes
Timelapse recording
noNo
noNo