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Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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
  • Introduced January 2014
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Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Below is a comprehensive comparison of the Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Nikon and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the WB35F (16MP) is relatively close and they feature the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was introduced 11 months earlier than the WB35F which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the S5200 matches up versus the WB35F with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Samsung WB35F

 S5200 WB35F 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Nikon S5200

 WB35F S5200 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2013More recent by 11 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Samsung WB35F

 S5200 WB35F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon S5200 provides outer dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Samsung WB35F has proportions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at that time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the S5200 compared to the WB35F.

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S5200 and WB35F is 95 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's hard to picture the gap in sensor measurements merely by viewing technical specs. The visual underneath may provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the S5200 and WB35F.

As you can tell, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same megapixels therefore you can expect comparable quality of images but you need to factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The older S5200 will be behind in sensor tech.

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography advice
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography advice
30
decent MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
37
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography features
Samsung WB35F Street photography features
48
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Sports photography camera
28
decent MP (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (160 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography info
Samsung WB35F Travel photography info
68
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse function
low battery pack (160 shots)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
70
lighter than others (194 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (288mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography info
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography info
42
reasonably wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
decent sized screen (3")
decent MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
low battery pack (160 per charge)
missing Time Lapse function
43
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging information
Samsung WB35F Vlogging information
33
reasonably wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
missing mic jack
31
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic port
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Nikon S5200 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Samsung WB35F
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Samsung WB35F
General Information
Company Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix S5200 Samsung WB35F
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-29 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-156mm (6.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.1-6.3
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 146g (0.32 lb) 194g (0.43 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 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 160 images -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 BP70A
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $130 $130