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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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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

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        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

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $259

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $299

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $400

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $349

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $269 - $297

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Samsung WB850F Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB800F

        Samsung WB800F

        Travel zoom

        $230

        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 - $1,499

        Screen size Much larger screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $448 - $458

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $328

        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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