Samsung WB850F vs Leica V-Lux 40

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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)
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$339.99 vs $590.85
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              V-Lux 4024 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-Lux 40$590.85
              WB850F$339.99
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              $252

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly 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
              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,097 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,802

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $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

              $190 - $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung MV900F MultiView

              Samsung MV900F MultiView

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung HZ35W

              Samsung HZ35W

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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