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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is only a 21x optical zoom digital camera (29x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A bit smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 1,200mm maximum focal length. That's 717mm longer than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (483mm).
Two more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average expert review score of 75%, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has an average rating of 74% (based on 15 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.6 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 23mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (23mm).
Vastly faster flash recharging time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a flash recharging time of 4s, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 10s flash recharging time digital camera (6s slower).
38% larger display diagonal Edit
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 4.8" screen. That's 1.8" larger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (4.8"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a GPS (satellite), but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

133g lighter Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a weight of 285g, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera (133g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

394.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 takes 394.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 91% (based on 939 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Slightly lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 16.3MP digital camera (0.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

18% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4. That's 0.6 larger than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (2.8).
Marginally longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 23mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Slower flash recharging time Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 10s flash recharging time digital camera. That's 6s slower than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (4s).
1.8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 4.8" screen digital camera (1.8" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera. That's 133g heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (285g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

One hundred and eighty-four less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 210.00, but the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 only takes 394.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Moderately Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's average user rating is 91%, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2's is 92% (based on 447 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 21x optical zoom digital camera. That's 29x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (21x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is only 5.9 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (5.9).
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 483mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (717mm longer).
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Two less awards
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has only received 1 award, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is only 74%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 75% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 16.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2304 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3648 x 2736
 4096 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2304 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3648 x 2736
 4096 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 17MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
21x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
483mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 23mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.1 - 86.1
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.8 - ∞, 3.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.1 - 0.8
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.8m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m 3.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 160
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 160
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 16s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.5 - 1.8
Flash Recharging Time
10s 4s
BEST
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 3.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 WEBM
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 WEBM
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 768 x 512
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 768 x 512
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AMR
 FLAC
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 3GA
 AMR
 FLAC
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 3GA
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.2GB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 4.8"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Grey
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Grey
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Album Organization
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Album organization
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Processor Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600MHz
Operating System Installed
 Android 4.3
 Android 4.3
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Cuisine
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Cuisine
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
418g 285g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 71.2mm
Depth
91.9mm 19.3mm
Width
120mm 132.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh 2,000mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 394 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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