Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB150F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Weight
Light-weight
188 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size
Smaller
106x59x23 mm vs 109x61x24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 232 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.95 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
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
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)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB150F:18x
              WB850F:21x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB150F:0.9"
              WB850F:1"
              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

              $130 - $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $385

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is much heavier

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $308

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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