Samsung WB850F vs Leica V-Lux 40

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (110×62×25 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
210 g vs 232 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
21x vs 20x
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More than 10% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              V-Lux 40220 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              V-Lux 4020x
              WB850F21x
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              V-Lux 4024 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              V-Lux 40105×59×28 mm
              WB850F110×62×25 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              V-Lux 401.1"
              WB850F1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Boutique

              $4,250 - $6,000

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              $669

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $620 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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