Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB850F vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Samsung WB850F
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (110×62×25 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Weight
Light-weight
194 g
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×32 mm)

Items often bought with the Samsung WB850F or Nikon P310

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 232 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$368.99 vs $484.29
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The best price we've seen is $115 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
21x vs 4.2x
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Around 25.5x more zoom
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
110×62×25 mm vs 103×58×32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P310.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
P31024 mm
WB850F23 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
WB850F1080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
WB850F180 shots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$200 - $209

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$247

Zoom Has much more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$119 - $197

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$213 - $298

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$369

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability

Samsung WB850F Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F

Travel zoom

$250

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$200

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Samsung WB850F
Nikon Coolpix P310 Samsung WB850F

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