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Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
46
Overall
42
Samsung WB350F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB350F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 276g - 114 x 65 x 25mm
  • Announced January 2014
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
  • Announced January 2012
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Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are produced by Samsung. The resolution of the WB350F (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is pretty similar and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The WB350F was revealed 2 years after the WB850F which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple summation of how the WB350F scores versus the WB850F for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB350F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB350F WB850F 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014January 2012More modern by 25 months
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB350F

 WB850F WB350F 
Screen resolution614k460kCrisper screen (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB350F and Samsung WB850F

 WB350F WB850F 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you need to factor its weight and size. The Samsung WB350F has exterior dimensions of 114mm x 65mm x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") along with a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs) and the Samsung WB850F has specifications of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the WB350F and the WB850F.

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the WB350F and WB850F is 90 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to see the difference between sensor sizes merely by reading technical specs. The picture below will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the WB350F and WB850F.

As you have seen, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution therefore you should expect similar quality of pictures although you should consider the release date of the products into consideration. The fresher WB350F will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung WB350F
Portrait photography with Samsung WB850F
40
you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
43
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
offers face detection autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung WB350F
Street photography with Samsung WB850F
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (276 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung WB350F
Sports photography with Samsung WB850F
50
amazing zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
52
long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB350F Travel photography factors
Samsung WB850F Travel photography factors
69
lighter than others (276 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than others in class (250g)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB350F as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Landscape photography camera
50
you can focus manually
fairly wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
49
has manual focus
pretty wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB350F Vlogging factors
Samsung WB850F Vlogging factors
34
fairly wide (23mm)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (276g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
lack of microphone jack
34
pretty wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (250g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
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Samsung WB350F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB350F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB350FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB350F Samsung WB850F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-01-07 2012-01-09
Body design Compact 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
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 23-483mm (21.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 460k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 16 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 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
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 None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 276g (0.61 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 114 x 65 x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
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 SLB-10A SLB-10A
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Storage media MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $260 $599