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

Samsung WB850F

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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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
$75.00 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (2.9x 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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              21x
              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
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              Camera300 g
              WB850F232 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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 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

              $490

              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

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398 - $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $359

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

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $533

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Much lighter
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $507

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

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Significantly 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 Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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