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Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Samsung WB30F front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Samsung WB30F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 128g - 98 x 58 x 17mm
  • Announced January 2013
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Overview

The following is a comprehensive review of the Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the WB30F (16MP) and the WB35F (16MP) is very close and both cameras provide the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The WB30F was launched 12 months prior to the WB35F which means that they are of a similar age. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the WB30F scores versus the WB35F in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB30F over the Samsung WB35F

 WB30F WB35F 
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Samsung WB30F

 WB35F WB30F 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2013Newer by 12 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing

Common features in the Samsung WB30F and Samsung WB35F

 WB30F WB35F 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Samsung WB30F provides physical dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") and a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Samsung WB35F has dimensions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the WB30F vs the WB35F.

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the WB30F and WB35F is 96 and 93 respectively.

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions only by looking through a spec sheet. The image underneath will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the WB30F and WB35F.

As you can see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of files though you have to factor the age of the cameras into account. The more aged WB30F will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB30F Portrait photography factors
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography factors
35
megapixel count good (16MP)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
37
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB30F Street photography information
Samsung WB35F Street photography information
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (128 grams)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB30F Sports photography highlights
Samsung WB35F Sports photography highlights
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
offers tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB30F Travel photography information
Samsung WB35F Travel photography information
69
lighter than competitors in class (128 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.1)
70
lighter than others (194 grams)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (288mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB30F Landscape photography details
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography details
43
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
43
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB30F Vlogging highlights
Samsung WB35F Vlogging highlights
33
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competitors in class (128 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
31
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (194g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
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Samsung WB30F vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB30F and Samsung WB35F
 Samsung WB30FSamsung WB35F
General Information
Brand Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB30F Samsung WB35F
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-01-07 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-240mm (10.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-6.3 f/3.1-6.3
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology QVGA TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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 (30, 15fps) 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 128g (0.28 pounds) 194g (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 - BP70A
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $180 $130