Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 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
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Weight
Light-weight
194 g
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×32 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Samsung WB850F.

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
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$339.99 vs $398.14
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

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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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
P310f/1.8
WB850Ff/2.8
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
WB850F1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
P31024 mm
WB850F23 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310$398.14
WB850F$339.99
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
WB850F180 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$159

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$410

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$334

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$425

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Samsung WB850F Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$190 - $210

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F

Travel zoom

$130

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750

Travel zoom

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$115

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Samsung WB850F

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