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Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Canon N Facebook ready
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 195g - 79 x 60 x 29mm
  • Revealed August 2013
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Canon and Samsung. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the N Facebook ready (12MP) and WB850F (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The N Facebook ready was introduced 20 months after the WB850F which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise summary of how the N Facebook ready matches up versus the WB850F with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon N Facebook ready over the Samsung WB850F

 N Facebook ready WB850F 
RevealedAugust 2013January 2012More modern by 20 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Canon N Facebook ready

 WB850F N Facebook ready 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Screen size3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution614k461kSharper screen (+153k dot)

Common features in the Canon N Facebook ready and Samsung WB850F

 N Facebook ready WB850F 

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry around your camera often, you need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon N Facebook ready has got outside dimensions of 79mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.1" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 195 grams (0.43 lbs) while the Samsung WB850F has sizing of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select at the time. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the N Facebook ready and the WB850F.

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the N Facebook ready and WB850F is 93 and 91 respectively.

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's hard to picture the difference between sensor sizes just by checking technical specs. The picture here may offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the N Facebook ready and WB850F.

As you have seen, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Samsung WB850F to give extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots way more aggressively. The more modern N Facebook ready provides an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon N Facebook ready as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Portrait photography camera
22
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
43
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon N Facebook ready Street photography highlights
Samsung WB850F Street photography highlights
65
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (250g)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon N Facebook ready Sports photography info
Samsung WB850F Sports photography info
25
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (200 shots)
does not have phase detect AF
52
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon N Facebook ready as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Travel photography camera
61
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
not so great battery life (200 CIPA)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
69
lighter than others (250g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
very long reach (483mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon N Facebook ready
Landscape photography with Samsung WB850F
36
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (2.8 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not available
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery life (200 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse recording
49
focusing manually
pretty wide (23mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon N Facebook ready Vlogging details
Samsung WB850F Vlogging details
73
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of mic support
34
pretty wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
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Canon N Facebook ready vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon N Facebook ready and Samsung WB850F
 Canon PowerShot N Facebook readySamsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Name Canon Samsung
Model type Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-08-22 2012-01-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 5 -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 2248 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 461k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech PureColor II G touch AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.50 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 ( 240 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 195g (0.43 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 79 x 60 x 29mm (3.1" x 2.4" x 1.1") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-9L SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $299 $599