Samsung Digimax V50 vs Sony Alpha QX1

Full Comparison

Sensor

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
7.144 x 5.358 mm
23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor photo detectors
5 megapixels
20 megapixels
Effective pixels
5 Mpx
20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
4:3
4:3, 3:2
Max resolution
2592, 1944
5456, 3632
Other resolutions
2272x1704, 2048x1704, 1600x1200, 640x480
5456x3064, 3872x2576, 3872x2176, 2736x1824, 2736x1536

Image

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
ISO Auto
yesYes
yesYes
ISO minimum
50
100
ISO maximum
400
16000
White balance presets
5
10
Custom white balance
noNo
noNo
Image stabilization
noNo
noNo
Uncompressed format
TIFF
RAW
Supported file formats
JPEG, TIFF
JPEG, RAW

Optics & Focus

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony 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
Image stabiliser
noNo
Lens based only

Screen / viewfinder

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Articulated LCD
yesYes
noNo
Touch screen
noNo
yesYes
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
Optical (tunnel), Optical, Screen (LCD/OLED)
None

Photography features

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Minimum shutter speed
2 sec
30 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
yesYes
yesYes
Aperture priority
yesYes
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
118.11 in
157.48 in
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
Manual settings
yesYes
yesYes
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10

Videography features

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Maximum resolution
640, 480
1920, 1080
Supported file formats
JPEG, TIFF
JPEG, RAW
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30 fps
60 fps
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Body type
Compact
Compact
Colour of product
Silver
Black
Weight
0.51 lb
0.48 lb
Width
4.17 in
2.91 in
Height
2.20 in
2.76 in
Length
1.46 in
2.09 in
Environmentally sealed
noNo
noNo

Storage

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Storage types
Memory Stick Duo, SD, MMC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro

Power

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion

Connectivity

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
USB version
1.0
2.0
HDMI
noNo
noNo
Remote control
yesYes
yesYes
NFC
noNo
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
noNo
yesYes

Other features

Samsung Digimax V50Samsung Digimax V50Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Orientation sensor
noNo
yesYes
Timelapse recording
noNo
noNo