As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Samsung WB850F is also often compared to ultra compacts, compacts and mirrorless. The Samsung WB850F's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W120 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB850F compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a much shorter battery life (180 shots vs 295 shots), is older (january 2012 vs february 2015) and is slightly heavier (232 g vs 182 g).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB850F)

  • Much longer battery life: 295 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and WB850F

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 182 g vs 232 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
4 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the WB850F)

  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 180 shots
  • More zoom: 30x vs 21x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 1"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and WB850F

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 232 g

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the WB850F)

  • Lighter: 165 g vs 232 g
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S7000 and WB850F

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 232 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the WB850F)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 163 g vs 232 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and WB850F

  • Very small: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 163 g vs 232 g

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
2 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the WB850F)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WB350F and WB850F

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB850F compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has slightly more zoom (21x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 26 mm), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (110×62×25 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×19 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SH100 (vs the WB850F)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH100 (vs the WB850F)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH100 and WB850F

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB850F compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (21x vs 4x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 32 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (180 shots vs 260 shots), is slightly heavier (232 g vs 154 g), is significantly more expensive ($825.51 vs $99.74) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the WB850F)

  • Significantly lighter: 154 g vs 232 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the WB850F)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 23 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the DSC-W120 and WB850F

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
4 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the WB850F)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 180 shots
  • Much lighter: 119 g vs 232 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the WB850F)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and WB850F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F
5 months newer
$536

Significant advantages of the EX2F (vs the WB850F)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer battery life: 260 shots vs 180 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EX2F (vs the WB850F)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly heavier: 319 g vs 232 g

common strengths of the EX2F and WB850F

  • Wide aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 23 mm

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB850F compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.5 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much shorter battery life (180 shots vs 650 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs march 2014).

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
2 years newer
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the WB850F)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much longer battery life: 650 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the WB850F)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Mini and WB850F

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (110×62×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 154 g vs 232 g