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Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
67
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43
Nikon Coolpix L840 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Nikon L840
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-855mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 538g - 114 x 89 x 96mm
  • Revealed February 2015
  • Old Model is Nikon L830
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
  • Revealed January 2014
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Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Nikon and Samsung. The image resolution of the L840 (16MP) and the WB35F (16MP) is fairly comparable and they feature the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The L840 was released 14 months later than the WB35F making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Nikon L840 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB35F being a Compact camera.

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise overview of how the L840 grades versus the WB35F in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L840 over the Samsung WB35F

 L840 WB35F 
RevealedFebruary 2015January 2014Fresher by 14 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Nikon L840

 WB35F L840 
Focus manually More accurate focusing

Common features in the Nikon L840 and Samsung WB35F

 L840 WB35F 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon L840 has got outer dimensions of 114mm x 89mm x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8") having a weight of 538 grams (1.19 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB35F has proportions 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the L840 versus the WB35F.

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the L840 and WB35F is 67 and 93 respectively.

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to see the difference in sensor sizing purely by seeing specifications. The graphic here might provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the L840 and WB35F.

Plainly, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same resolution therefore you should expect comparable quality of images though you may want to factor the release date of the cameras into account. The more recent L840 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L840 Portrait photography info
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography info
36
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
37
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon L840 Street photography details
Samsung WB35F Street photography details
51
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
heavier than average (538 grams)
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (194g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L840
Sports photography with Samsung WB35F
51
long zoom range (23-855mm 37.2 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery pack (590 shots)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L840 Travel photography details
Samsung WB35F Travel photography details
57
great battery pack (590 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (23mm)
great reach (855mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (538 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
70
lighter than average (194 grams)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
no Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L840
Landscape photography with Samsung WB35F
43
reasonably wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
great battery pack (590 shots)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
43
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L840 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB35F as a Vlogging camera
27
reasonably wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no external mic socket
heavier than average (538g)
31
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (194g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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Nikon L840 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L840 and Samsung WB35F
 Nikon Coolpix L840Samsung WB35F
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix L840 Samsung WB35F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2015-02-10 2014-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-855mm (37.2x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-6.5 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 7.4fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.90 m (at Auto ISO) -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 538g (1.19 pounds) 194g (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions 114 x 89 x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 590 shots -
Battery type AA -
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $400 $130