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 109x61x24 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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps

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
$233.00 vs $1,999.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,767 cheaper (8.6x less)
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
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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              V-Lux 4020x
              WB850F21x
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              V-Lux 40220 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 40210 g
              WB850F232 g

              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 much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $670

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,389

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              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

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Placeholder

              Sanyo DSC-AZ1

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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