Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
10
Overall
25
Pentax Optio E85 front
 
Samsung HZ35W front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
42
Overall
38

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Key Specs

Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Released September 2009
Samsung HZ35W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Revealed June 2010
  • Additionally referred to as WB650
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Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Overview

Lets look much closer at the Pentax E85 and Samsung HZ35W, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Pentax and Samsung. The resolution of the E85 (12MP) and the HZ35W (12MP) is relatively similar and they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The E85 was released 9 months before the HZ35W and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the E85 grades vs the HZ35W for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Samsung HZ35W

 E85 HZ35W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ35W over the Pentax E85

 HZ35W E85 
RevealedJune 2010September 2009Newer by 9 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution614k230kClearer screen (+384k dot)

Common features in the Pentax E85 and Samsung HZ35W

 E85 HZ35W 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera regularly, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Pentax E85 enjoys physical measurements of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Samsung HZ35W has proportions of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the E85 against the HZ35W.

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E85 and HZ35W is 95 and 91 respectively.

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W top view buttons comparison

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reviewing specifications. The picture underneath will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the E85 and HZ35W.

Plainly, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels and you should expect similar quality of pictures though you will need to take the release date of the products into consideration. The more aged E85 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W sensor size comparison

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax E85 Portrait photography information
Samsung HZ35W Portrait photography information
21
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
34
has manual focus
provides face detection autofocus
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax E85 as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Street photography camera
48
no moving screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Pentax E85 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Sports photography camera
18
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
43
excellent zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax E85 Travel photography info
Samsung HZ35W Travel photography info
51
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
63
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
missing Timelapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax E85 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Landscape photography highlights
23
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
43
has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax E85 Vlogging details
Samsung HZ35W Vlogging details
22
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic socket
31
reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone support
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Pentax E85 vs Samsung HZ35W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax E85 and Samsung HZ35W
 Pentax Optio E85Samsung HZ35W
General Information
Brand Pentax Samsung
Model type Pentax Optio E85 Samsung HZ35W
Also referred to as - WB650
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-09-17 2010-06-16
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 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 32-96mm (3.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Max aperture f/2.9-5.2 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing range 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 2 secs 16 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 5.00 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 145 gr (0.32 lbs) 245 gr (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID D-LI95 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $0 $300