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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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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 Slightly 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 $329.99 vs $768.80
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The best price we've seen is $439 cheaper (2.3x 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              V-Lux 40:20x
              WB850F:21x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-Lux 40:$768.80
              WB850F:$329.99

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $399

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350 - $440

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              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-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $307 - $400

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $636 - $999

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $975

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $163 - $220

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $499

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger

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