Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F

Nikon D7500 front
Samsung WB850F front

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 720g - 136 x 104 x 73mm
  • Revealed April 2017
  • Previous Model is Nikon D7200
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

In this article, we are evaluating the Nikon D7500 versus Samsung WB850F, former is a Advanced DSLR while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Nikon and Samsung. There is a substantial difference among the image resolutions of the D7500 (21MP) and WB850F (16MP) and the D7500 (APS-C) and WB850F (1/2.3") use totally different sensor size.

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The D7500 was unveiled 5 years after the WB850F which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Nikon D7500 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Samsung WB850F being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the D7500 grades vs the WB850F in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Samsung WB850F

 D7500 WB850F 
IntroducedApril 2017January 2012Newer by 64 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution922k614kClearer display (+308k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Nikon D7500

 WB850F D7500 

Common features in the Nikon D7500 and Samsung WB850F

 D7500 WB850F 
Manually focus More exact focus
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon D7500 provides physical measurements of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") along with a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs) and the Samsung WB850F has proportions of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") having a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at the time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the D7500 versus the WB850F.

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the D7500 and WB850F is 60 and 91 respectively.

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by viewing specifications. The pic underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the D7500 and WB850F.

To sum up, both of those cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The D7500 using its larger sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Nikon D7500 will provide you with greater detail having an extra 5MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images far more aggressively. The fresher D7500 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7500 Portrait photography factors
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography factors
manual focus
resolution is good (21MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
supports RAW files
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7500 Street photography highlights
Samsung WB850F Street photography highlights
tilting screen
has image stabilization
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
comes with focus by touch
weather sealing
very good high ISO (51,200)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (250g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7500 Sports photography information
Samsung WB850F Sports photography information
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization
resolution is good (21 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect AF
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D7500 Travel photography advice
Samsung WB850F Travel photography advice
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
resolution is good (21 megapixels)
has built in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
lighter than others (250 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D7500
Landscape photography with Samsung WB850F
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
has image stabilization
resolution is good (21MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
very good high ISO (51,200)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
manual focus
pretty wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7500 Vlogging info
Samsung WB850F Vlogging info
has touchscreen
has image stabilization
includes face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic port
display isn't selfie friendly
pretty wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have mic port
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Nikon D7500 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7500 and Samsung WB850F
 Nikon D7500Samsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon D7500 Samsung WB850F
Category Advanced DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2017-04-12 2012-01-09
Body design Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 5 -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 369.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5568 x 3712 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 51200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 1640000 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Minimum boosted ISO 50 -
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 51 -
Cross focus points 15 -
Lens mount Nikon F fixed lens
Lens focal range - 23-483mm (21.0x)
Max aperture - f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range - 5cm
Available lenses 309 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.2 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 922k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) None
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.63x -
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 8.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250 seconds -
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector) Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 720g (1.59 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 86 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.0 not tested
DXO Low light score 1483 not tested
Battery life 950 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL15a SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $1,247 $599