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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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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
Zoom More zoom 21x vs 16x
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More than 70% more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $239.00 vs $349.90
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $206

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $450

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $309

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $454

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $240

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $299

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $384

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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