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

Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Samsung WB850F

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

70

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69

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Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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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
$74.49 vs $227.99
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The best price we've seen is $154 cheaper (3.1x less)
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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x 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
Weight
Significantly lighter
232 g vs 300 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
109x61x24 mm vs 128x70x19 mm
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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
              21x
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              23 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              Camera1080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              Camera120 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              Camera300 g
              WB850F232 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera0.8"
              WB850F1"
              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

              $235 - $399

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

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $290 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $625

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Much lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $517

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $627 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Sanyo DSC-AZ1

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much 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
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

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

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