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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 109x61x24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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 cm vs 5 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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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)
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
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
Much cheaper
$279.99 vs $1,404.67
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The best price we've seen is $1,125 cheaper (5x less)
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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              V-Lux 40:20x
              WB850F:21x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              V-Lux 40:220 fps
              WB850F:480 fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 40:210 g
              WB850F:232 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more 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

              $300

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $322 with 20-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680

              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

              $883

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $1,195

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              $699

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

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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