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Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
34
Overall
37
Olympus VH-410 front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Olympus VH-410
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Announced August 2012
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

In this article, we will be evaluating the Olympus VH-410 and Samsung WB850F, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Olympus and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the VH-410 (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is relatively comparable and they come with the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The VH-410 was released 8 months later than the WB850F which means that they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a quick summation of how the VH-410 grades versus the WB850F with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VH-410 over the Samsung WB850F

 VH-410 WB850F 
LaunchedAugust 2012January 2012More recent by 8 months
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Olympus VH-410

 WB850F VH-410 
Manual focus More precise focusing
Screen resolution614k460kSharper screen (+154k dot)

Common features in the Olympus VH-410 and Samsung WB850F

 VH-410 WB850F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus VH-410 features exterior dimensions of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB850F has sizing of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Check out the Olympus VH-410 and Samsung WB850F in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have during that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the VH-410 and the WB850F.

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the VH-410 and WB850F is 95 and 91 respectively.

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to envision the gap in sensor measurements purely by going through a spec sheet. The visual below might give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the VH-410 and WB850F.

Clearly, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of images though you will want to factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The more recent VH-410 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus VH-410
Portrait photography with Samsung WB850F
35
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
43
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus VH-410
Street photography with Samsung WB850F
63
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
boasts touch focus
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (250 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Sports photography information
Samsung WB850F Sports photography information
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
includes tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
52
long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Travel photography advice
Samsung WB850F Travel photography advice
68
boasts touch focus
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than competitors in class (250g)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Landscape photography info
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography info
43
decently wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
49
has manual focus
reasonably wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus VH-410
Vlogging with Samsung WB850F
33
decently wide (26mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
34
reasonably wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone support
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Olympus VH-410 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VH-410 and Samsung WB850F
 Olympus VH-410Samsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Olympus Samsung
Model Olympus VH-410 Samsung WB850F
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-08-21 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
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 26-130mm (5.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT Color LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.70 m 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps) 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152 grams (0.34 pounds) 250 grams (0.55 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
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 model LI-50B SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $186 $599