Samsung WB850F vs Leica V-Lux 40

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps

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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
Significantly 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
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              V-Lux 4024 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              V-Lux 403.0 cm
              WB850F5.0 cm
              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

              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              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

              Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica V-LUX 20

              Leica V-LUX 20

              Travel zoom

              $1,242

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              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
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $947 - $1,052

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $834

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              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

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $437

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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