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Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Samsung WB35F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Released 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
  • Introduced January 2012
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Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Lets look a little more in depth at the Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both manufactured by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the WB35F (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is very close and both cameras provide the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The WB35F was announced 2 years after the WB850F which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the WB35F scores vs the WB850F with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB35F WB850F 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2012Newer by 25 months

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB35F

 WB850F WB35F 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution614k230kSharper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB35F and Samsung WB850F

 WB35F WB850F 
Manually focus More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and size. The Samsung WB35F offers external dimensions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB850F has specifications 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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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the WB35F against the WB850F.

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the WB35F and WB850F is 93 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by looking through a spec sheet. The pic here may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the WB35F and WB850F.

As you can see, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical megapixels and you can expect comparable quality of pictures but you would want to take the age of the cameras into account. The more modern WB35F will have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung WB35F
Portrait photography with Samsung WB850F
37
manual focus
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
43
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB35F Street photography features
Samsung WB850F Street photography features
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (194g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB35F Sports photography details
Samsung WB850F Sports photography details
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
52
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides tracking focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB35F Travel photography highlights
Samsung WB850F Travel photography highlights
70
lighter than competitors in class (194g)
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (288mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
69
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
no Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB35F Landscape photography information
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography information
43
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
49
you can focus manually
really wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB35F as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB850F as a Vlogging camera
31
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (194g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
34
really wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others in class (250g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no microphone jack
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Samsung WB35F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB35F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB35FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB35F Samsung WB850F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2014-01-07 2012-01-09
Body design 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-288mm (12.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-6.3 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 194g (0.43 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") 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 BP70A SLB-10A
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $130 $599