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Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
29
Overall
38
Nikon Coolpix S3600 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Nikon S3600
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 58 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2014
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
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Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Let's look more closely at the Nikon S3600 and Samsung WB35F, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. There exists a noticeable gap between the image resolutions of the S3600 (20MP) and WB35F (16MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S3600 was unveiled at a similar time to the WB35F which means that they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a thorough comparison, below is a short overview of how the S3600 grades vs the WB35F in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3600 over the Samsung WB35F

 S3600 WB35F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Nikon S3600

 WB35F S3600 
Focus manually More exact focus

Common features in the Nikon S3600 and Samsung WB35F

 S3600 WB35F 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2014Similar age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and size. The Nikon S3600 enjoys exterior dimensions of 97mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Samsung WB35F has specifications of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

Check the Nikon S3600 and Samsung WB35F in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the S3600 versus the WB35F.

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S3600 and WB35F is 96 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor dimensions simply by going over technical specs. The picture below may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S3600 and WB35F.

As you have seen, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Nikon S3600 to offer greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively.

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3600 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Portrait photography camera
38
good megapixels (20MP)
features face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
37
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3600 Street photography details
Samsung WB35F Street photography details
65
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (125 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (194 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S3600
Sports photography with Samsung WB35F
43
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S3600 Travel photography info
Samsung WB35F Travel photography info
70
lighter than competition (125g)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
70
lighter than competitors in class (194g)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3600 Landscape photography info
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography info
41
quite wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
43
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S3600 Vlogging information
Samsung WB35F Vlogging information
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quite wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
lighter than competition (125 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic support
31
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (194 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
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Nikon S3600 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3600 and Samsung WB35F
 Nikon Coolpix S3600Samsung WB35F
General Information
Make Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix S3600 Samsung WB35F
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-01-07 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 20MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 99 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-200mm (8.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/3.7-6.6 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus range 2cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280x720p (30fps) , 1280x720 (25p), 640x480 (30fps ) 1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 125 grams (0.28 lb) 194 grams (0.43 lb)
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") 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 230 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 BP70A
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) -
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $200 $130