Samsung WB850F vs Leica V-Lux 40

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
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

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

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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 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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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)
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$209.99 vs $1,799.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,589 cheaper (8.6x less)
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
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
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 40210 g
              WB850F232 g
              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-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              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

              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica D-LUX 4

              Leica D-LUX 4

              Pro digicam

              $2,299

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $699 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica V-LUX 20

              Leica V-LUX 20

              Travel zoom

              $1,345

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $190

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Lighter
              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 Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $273

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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