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

Samsung WB850F vs Samsung Galaxy Camera

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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 Samsung Galaxy Camera

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

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differences

Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3"
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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
$99.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (3x 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
110×62×25 mm vs 129×71×19 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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              21x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              Camera1080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              Camera120 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              Camera4.8"
              WB850F3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              Camera0.8"
              WB850F1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              Camera300 g
              WB850F232 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $115

              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $208 - $349

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $341

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Much lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $420

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $441

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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