Samsung WB850F vs Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB150F

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact (107×60×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
188 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size
Smaller
107×60×23 mm vs 110×62×25 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 232 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$159.99 vs $484.29
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The best price we've seen is $324 cheaper (3x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              WB150F24 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB150F18x
              WB850F21x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB150F0.9"
              WB850F1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              WB150F107×60×23 mm
              WB850F110×62×25 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm 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 WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              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
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $686 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $250

              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

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