Clicky

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
62
Overall
46
Leica V-Lux 4 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Leica V-Lux 4
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Revealed September 2012
  • Succeeded the Leica V-Lux 3
  • Successor is Leica V-Lux 5
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2014
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Leica V-Lux 4 versus Samsung WB35F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers Leica and Samsung. There exists a crucial gap between the sensor resolutions of the V-Lux 4 (12MP) and WB35F (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Supernova astonishes astronomers in ancient 12th century observations

The V-Lux 4 was launched 15 months before the WB35F which makes them a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Leica V-Lux 4 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB35F being a Compact camera.

Before going into a full comparison, here is a short summary of how the V-Lux 4 grades against the WB35F with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month
	
	

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 4 over the Samsung WB35F

 V-Lux 4 WB35F 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Leica V-Lux 4

 WB35F V-Lux 4 
LaunchedJanuary 2014September 2012More modern by 15 months

Common features in the Leica V-Lux 4 and Samsung WB35F

 V-Lux 4 WB35F 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera regularly, you'll have to consider its weight and measurements. The Leica V-Lux 4 has got physical measurements of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") with a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) and the Samsung WB35F has proportions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

Analyze the Leica V-Lux 4 versus Samsung WB35F in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the V-Lux 4 and the WB35F.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the V-Lux 4 and WB35F is 65 and 93 respectively.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes just by going over specs. The picture underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the V-Lux 4 and WB35F.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Samsung WB35F to deliver greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged V-Lux 4 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica V-Lux 4
Portrait photography with Samsung WB35F
45
has manual focus
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
37
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Street Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Street photography details
Samsung WB35F Street photography details
57
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than average in class (588g)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (194g)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Sports Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Sports photography information
Samsung WB35F Sports photography information
46
amazing zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (540 per charge)
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Travel Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Travel photography camera
55
better than average battery life (540 per charge)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (588g)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
70
lighter than competition (194g)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
great zoom (288mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
Cutting-edge AI developed by Apple deciphers subtle nuances in pixels

Landscape Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Landscape photography factors
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography factors
48
has manual focus
reasonably wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (540 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no Timelapse function
43
focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
YouTube trialing AI that fast-forwards to the best video segments

Vlogging Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Vlogging advice
Samsung WB35F Vlogging advice
63
reasonably wide (25mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than average in class (588 grams)
31
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (194 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica V-Lux 4 and Samsung WB35F
 Leica V-Lux 4Samsung WB35F
General Information
Manufacturer Leica Samsung
Model Leica V-Lux 4 Samsung WB35F
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-09-17 2014-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 23 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-600mm (24.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,312 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 13.50 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 588 gr (1.30 pounds) 194 gr (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 life 540 photos -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $899 $130