Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
31
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Samsung WB350F front
Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43
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Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Overview

Following is a detailed review of the Canon A3200 IS versus Samsung WB350F, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Canon and Samsung. The resolution of the A3200 IS (14MP) and the WB350F (16MP) is very well matched and they use the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A3200 IS was brought out 4 years prior to the WB350F which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief view of how the A3200 IS scores against the WB350F when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Samsung WB350F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 276g - 114 x 65 x 25mm
  • Released January 2014
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Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Physical Comparison

When you are going to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A3200 IS comes with outer measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB350F has dimensions of 114mm x 65mm x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the A3200 IS compared to the WB350F.

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A3200 IS and WB350F is 95 and 90 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions only by researching specifications. The pic below might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the A3200 IS and WB350F.

To sum up, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Samsung WB350F to result in extra detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics far more aggressively. The more aged A3200 IS will be behind in sensor technology.

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography highlights
Samsung WB350F Portrait photography highlights
34
decent MP (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
41
focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Street photography factors
Samsung WB350F Street photography factors
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (276 grams)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A3200 IS
Sports photography with Samsung WB350F
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
51
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Travel photography highlights
Samsung WB350F Travel photography highlights
72
decent MP (14MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
69
lighter than competition in class (276g)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography advice
Samsung WB350F Landscape photography advice
43
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
50
focusing manually
fairly wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Vlogging advice
Samsung WB350F Vlogging advice
34
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic port
34
fairly wide (23mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (276 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly display
missing mic socket
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Canon A3200 IS vs Samsung WB350F Specifications

General Information
Company
Canon
Samsung
Model
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Samsung WB350F
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2011-01-05
2014-01-07
Physical type
Compact
Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip
DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
-
Sensor type
CCD
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
4:3
Peak resolution
4320 x 3240
4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO
1600
3200
Lowest native ISO
80
80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
9
-
Cross focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
23-483mm (21.0x)
Largest aperture
-
f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance
3cm
-
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display size
2.7"
3"
Display resolution
230k dots
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
None
Features
Min shutter speed
15 seconds
16 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/1600 seconds
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
1.0fps
-
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
-
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.00 m
-
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
-
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution
1280x720
1920x1080
Video data format
H.264
-
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
149 gr (0.33 lb)
276 gr (0.61 lb)
Dimensions
95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
114 x 65 x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery model
NB-8L
SLB-10A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
-
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots
Single
Single
Retail pricing
$230
$260