Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Samsung WB850F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
Really small
Size
Compact 128x70x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3.0"
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60% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Much longer battery life
340 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$79.99 vs $279.99
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (3.5x less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
Weight
Significantly lighter
232 g vs 300 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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 Incredible zoom Help
              21x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              Camera:300 g
              WB850F:232 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera:0.8"
              WB850F:1"
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $350

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $322 with 20-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $562

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Much lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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