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Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
45
Overall
40
Samsung WB210 front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB210
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 174g - 101 x 59 x 22mm
  • Released July 2011
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
  • Revealed January 2012
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Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

The following is a extended analysis of the Samsung WB210 and Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by Samsung. The resolution of the WB210 (14MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The WB210 was brought out 5 months prior to the WB850F so they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the WB210 scores versus the WB850F when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB210 over the Samsung WB850F

 WB210 WB850F 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB210

 WB850F WB210 
Screen resolution614k1kSharper screen (+613k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB210 and Samsung WB850F

 WB210 WB850F 
RevealedJuly 2011January 2012Similar age
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to think about its weight and proportions. The Samsung WB210 offers exterior measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs) and the Samsung WB850F has measurements of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the WB210 and the WB850F.

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the WB210 and WB850F is 94 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to see the difference between sensor dimensions simply by reading through a spec sheet. The pic here will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the WB210 and WB850F.

As you can see, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Samsung WB850F to give greater detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively.

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB210 Portrait photography details
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography details
39
you can focus manually
decent MP (14 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
43
manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung WB210
Street photography with Samsung WB850F
66
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (174 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (250 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB210 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Sports photography camera
38
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
52
great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB210 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Travel photography camera
71
lighter than competition in class (174 grams)
includes focus by touch
decent MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (288mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
69
lighter than average (250g)
decent MP (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB210 Landscape photography advice
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography advice
46
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
49
manual focus
rather wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB210 Vlogging info
Samsung WB850F Vlogging info
33
rather wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (174 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic support
34
rather wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
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Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB210 and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB210Samsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB210 Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2011-07-19 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-288mm (12.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.9-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 174 gr (0.38 lb) 250 gr (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage microSC/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $279 $599