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Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
68
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Announced February 2016
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • 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
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Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Lets examine more in depth at the Nikon B500 versus Samsung WB35F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Nikon and Samsung. The resolution of the B500 (16MP) and the WB35F (16MP) is very comparable and they possess the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The B500 was announced 2 years later than the WB35F and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Nikon B500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB35F being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief overview of how the B500 matches up versus the WB35F with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the Samsung WB35F

 B500 WB35F 
LaunchedFebruary 2016January 2014More recent by 26 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Nikon B500

 WB35F B500 
Focus manually More accurate focus

Common features in the Nikon B500 and Samsung WB35F

 B500 WB35F 
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

When you are intending to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon B500 offers outside dimensions of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") accompanied by a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs) while the Samsung WB35F has measurements of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at that moment. The following is the front view scale comparison of the B500 against the WB35F.

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the B500 and WB35F is 68 and 93 respectively.

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to visualise the gap in sensor measurements simply by going through a spec sheet. The graphic here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the B500 and WB35F.

Clearly, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical MP therefore you can expect comparable quality of photos but you should take the age of the cameras into account. The newer B500 will have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon B500
Portrait photography with Samsung WB35F
37
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
37
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon B500 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Street photography camera
52
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than average in class (541g)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194 grams)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon B500 Sports photography details
Samsung WB35F Sports photography details
51
excellent zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
great battery life (600 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon B500 Travel photography advice
Samsung WB35F Travel photography advice
59
great battery life (600 CIPA)
has bluetooth
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
great reach (900mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (541g)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
70
lighter than others (194 grams)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great reach (288mm)
missing Timelapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon B500 Landscape photography details
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography details
45
fairly wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
great battery life (600 per charge)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
43
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon B500 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB35F as a Vlogging camera
27
fairly wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic socket
heavier than average in class (541g)
31
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone support
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Nikon B500 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon B500 and Samsung WB35F
 Nikon Coolpix B500Samsung WB35F
General Information
Make Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon Coolpix B500 Samsung WB35F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2016-02-23 2014-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 23-900mm (39.1x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-6.5 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 921k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 7.4 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.90 m (at Auto ISO) -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 541 grams (1.19 lb) 194 grams (0.43 lb)
Dimensions 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 600 photographs -
Style of battery AA -
Battery ID 4 x AA BP70A
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $300 $130