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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Samsung WB150F over the Samsung WB850F.
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$120.00 vs $279.99
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The best price we've seen is $160 cheaper (2.3x 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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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              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

              $139 - $150

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $85 - $90

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much 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

              $348

              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

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