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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
14
Overall
25
Samsung CL5 front
 
Samsung WB50F front
Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
36
Overall
39

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Key Specs

Samsung CL5
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-4.5) lens
  • 141g - 93 x 60 x 19mm
  • Announced February 2009
  • Other Name is PL10
Samsung WB50F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 207g - 101 x 68 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Overview

Below is a extended analysis of the Samsung CL5 versus Samsung WB50F, one being a Ultracompact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are built by Samsung. There is a significant difference among the resolutions of the CL5 (9MP) and WB50F (16MP) and the CL5 (1/2.5") and WB50F (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizes.

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The CL5 was launched 5 years before the WB50F and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Samsung CL5 being a Ultracompact camera and the Samsung WB50F being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise summation of how the CL5 scores versus the WB50F when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung CL5 over the Samsung WB50F

 CL5 WB50F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB50F over the Samsung CL5

 WB50F CL5 
IntroducedJanuary 2014February 2009More recent by 59 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung CL5 and Samsung WB50F

 CL5 WB50F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Samsung CL5 enjoys outside dimensions of 93mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.7") with a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB50F has proportions of 101mm x 68mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 207 grams (0.46 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the CL5 and the WB50F.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the CL5 and WB50F is 95 and 92 respectively.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F top view buttons comparison

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to see the contrast in sensor measurements purely by viewing specifications. The visual below may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the CL5 and WB50F.

To sum up, both cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The CL5 because of its smaller sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field more challenging and the Samsung WB50F will render more detail utilizing its extra 7MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The older CL5 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F sensor size comparison

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung CL5 Portrait photography advice
Samsung WB50F Portrait photography advice
25
offers face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW support
37
you can focus manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung CL5 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB50F as a Street photography camera
47
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW support
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (207 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung CL5 Sports photography factors
Samsung WB50F Sports photography factors
16
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.5")
no phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung CL5
Travel photography with Samsung WB50F
51
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
70
lighter than competition in class (207 grams)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung CL5 Landscape photography advice
Samsung WB50F Landscape photography advice
22
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
48
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
no manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung CL5 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB50F as a Vlogging camera
25
offers face detection autofocus
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone support
31
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (207g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
does not offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic socket
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Samsung CL5 vs Samsung WB50F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung CL5 and Samsung WB50F
 Samsung CL5Samsung WB50F
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung CL5 Samsung WB50F
Alternative name PL10 -
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-23 2014-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 38-114mm (3.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-4.5 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus range 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 16 seconds -
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 141 gr (0.31 lbs) 207 gr (0.46 lbs)
Physical dimensions 93 x 60 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.7") 101 x 68 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" 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 model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at release $391 $180