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Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
89
Imaging
63
Features
68
Overall
65
Samsung NX2000 front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung NX2000
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 228g - 119 x 65 x 36mm
  • Announced November 2013
  • Succeeded the Samsung NX1100
  • Replacement is Samsung NX3000
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
  • Introduced January 2012
Photography Glossary

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Samsung. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the NX2000 (20MP) and WB850F (16MP) and the NX2000 (APS-C) and WB850F (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizes.

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The NX2000 was brought out 24 months later than the WB850F which makes them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras have different body design with the Samsung NX2000 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Samsung WB850F being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the NX2000 matches up against the WB850F for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung NX2000 over the Samsung WB850F

 NX2000 WB850F 
IntroducedNovember 2013January 2012More recent by 24 months
Screen dimensions3.7"3"Bigger screen (+0.7")
Screen resolution1152k614kClearer screen (+538k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung NX2000

 WB850F NX2000 

Common features in the Samsung NX2000 and Samsung WB850F

 NX2000 WB850F 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Samsung NX2000 offers outer measurements of 119mm x 65mm x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 228 grams (0.50 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB850F has dimensions 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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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the NX2000 versus the WB850F.

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the NX2000 and WB850F is 89 and 91 respectively.

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very difficult to see the contrast between sensor measurements only by reviewing specs. The visual here will help give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the NX2000 and WB850F.

All in all, both the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The NX2000 because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field simpler and the Samsung NX2000 will offer greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures more aggressively. The younger NX2000 will have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung NX2000
Portrait photography with Samsung WB850F
77
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
43
has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
comes with face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung NX2000 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Street photography camera
77
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
lighter than average in class (228g)
good ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250g)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung NX2000
Sports photography with Samsung WB850F
61
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
does not have image stabilization
lack of phase detect AF
52
great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung NX2000 Travel photography features
Samsung WB850F Travel photography features
72
lighter than average in class (228 grams)
boasts touch to focus
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly display
69
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
no Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung NX2000
Landscape photography with Samsung WB850F
72
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Samsung NX mount)
very good size screen (3.7 inches)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
does not have Timelapse function
49
has manual focus
quite wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung NX2000
Vlogging with Samsung WB850F
35
touch screen
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (228g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have external microphone jack
34
quite wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external mic port
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Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung NX2000 and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung NX2000Samsung WB850F
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung NX2000 Samsung WB850F
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-11-30 2012-01-09
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
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 surface area 369.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5472 x 3648 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 25600 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 21 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount Samsung NX fixed lens
Lens focal range - 23-483mm (21.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Number of lenses 32 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.7" 3"
Display resolution 1,152 thousand dot 614 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 8.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 3.50 m
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 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 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 228g (0.50 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 119 x 65 x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 75 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 908 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BP1130 SLB-10A
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC/ MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $599 $599