Samsung S830 vs Sony Alpha QX1

100 mm
62 mm
Samsung S830 digital camera
vs
74 mm
70 mm
Sony Alpha QX1 digital camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Samsung S830Samsung S830Sony 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
8 megapixels
20 megapixels
Effective pixels
8 megapixels
20 megapixels
Image ratio w:h
4:3
4:3, 3:2
Max resolution
3264, 2448
5456, 3632
Other resolutions
3072x2304 , 2816x2112 , 2592x1944, 2272x1704, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
5456x3064, 3872x2576, 3872x2176, 2736x1824, 2736x1536

Image

Samsung S830Samsung S830Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
ISO Auto
yesYes
yesYes
ISO minimum
50
100
ISO maximum
1600
16000
White balance presets
5
10
Custom white balance
yesYes
noNo
Image stabilization
noNo
noNo
Uncompressed format
noNo
RAW
Supported file formats
MPEG-4
JPEG, RAW

Optics & Focus

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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 S830Samsung S830Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Touch screen
noNo
yesYes
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
None
None

Photography features

Samsung S830Samsung S830Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Minimum shutter speed
1 sec
30 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/1500 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

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Maximum resolution
640, 480
1920, 1080
Supported file formats
MPEG-4
JPEG, RAW

Dimensions

Samsung S830Samsung S830Sony Alpha QX1Sony Alpha QX1
Body type
Compact
Compact
Weight
220 g
216 g
Width
100 mm
74 mm
Height
62 mm
70 mm
Length
27 mm
53 mm
Environmentally sealed
noNo
noNo

Storage

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Storage types
SD, MMC, SDHC, Internal
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro

Power

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Battery type
AA
Li-Ion

Connectivity

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USB version
2.0
2.0
HDMI
noNo
noNo

Other features

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Orientation sensor
noNo
yesYes
Timelapse recording
noNo
noNo