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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43
Samsung WB2200F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB2200F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 708g - 119 x 122 x 99mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Released January 2012
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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Here is a extensive review of the Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by Samsung. The image resolution of the WB2200F (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is fairly comparable and they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The WB2200F was brought out 2 years later than the WB850F and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Samsung WB2200F being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB850F being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the WB2200F grades vs the WB850F with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB2200F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB2200F WB850F 
ReleasedJanuary 2014January 2012Fresher by 25 months

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB2200F

 WB850F WB2200F 
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB850F

 WB2200F WB850F 
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Samsung WB2200F has outside measurements of 119mm x 122mm x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9") with a weight of 708 grams (1.56 lbs) and the Samsung WB850F has measurements 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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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the WB2200F compared to the WB850F.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the WB2200F and WB850F is 59 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to imagine the difference in sensor sizing purely by checking out technical specs. The graphic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the WB2200F and WB850F.

As you can tell, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same MP so you should expect comparable quality of photographs however you will want to consider the release date of the cameras into account. The newer WB2200F should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Portrait photography advice
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography advice
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focusing manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
comes with face detection focus
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung WB2200F
Street photography with Samsung WB850F
40
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competitors (708g)
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (250g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Sports photography details
Samsung WB850F Sports photography details
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amazing zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
52
amazing zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Travel photography advice
Samsung WB850F Travel photography advice
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decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (20mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (708 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than average (250 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB2200F Landscape photography details
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography details
46
focusing manually
rather wide (20mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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focusing manually
really wide (23mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung WB2200F
Vlogging with Samsung WB850F
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rather wide (20mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competitors (708 grams)
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really wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (250 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic socket
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Samsung WB2200F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB2200F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB2200FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB2200F Samsung WB850F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-01-07 2012-01-09
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor 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
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 20-1200mm (60.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 460k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 200k dots -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.00 m (ISO Auto) 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(30fps), 640x480(30fps), QVGA(30fps, 30s, Streaming) * High Speed : 360fps(176x128), 240fps(384x288) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 708g (1.56 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 122 x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9") 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 BP-1410 SLB-10A
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD, SDHC, SCXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $599 $599