Samsung WB850F vs Samsung WB150F

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Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB150F

55

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 106x59x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
188 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

galleries

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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
Slightly cheaper
$189.00 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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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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
              WB150F24 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB150F18x
              WB850F21x
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              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
              WB150F0.9"
              WB850F1"
              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

              $140 - $209

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $399

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $245

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $129

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              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
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

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

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