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Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V

Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Samsung WB35F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V front
Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
50
Overall
45

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V 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
  • Launched January 2014
Sony HX30V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 254g - 107 x 62 x 35mm
  • Released February 2012
  • Succeeded the Sony HX20V
  • Successor is Sony HX50V
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Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Overview

In this article, we will be reviewing the Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by competitors Samsung and Sony. The resolution of the WB35F (16MP) and the HX30V (18MP) is relatively close and they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The WB35F was revealed 23 months after the HX30V which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summation of how the WB35F scores vs the HX30V in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Sony HX30V

 WB35F HX30V 
ReleasedJanuary 2014February 2012More modern by 23 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX30V over the Samsung WB35F

 HX30V WB35F 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k230kClearer screen (+692k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB35F and Sony HX30V

 WB35F HX30V 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Samsung WB35F provides physical measurements of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs) whilst the Sony HX30V has dimensions of 107mm x 62mm x 35mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.4") with a weight of 254 grams (0.56 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the WB35F versus the HX30V.

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the WB35F and HX30V is 93 and 90 respectively.

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to imagine the difference in sensor sizes only by looking through specs. The pic below will give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the WB35F and HX30V.

All in all, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should count on the Sony HX30V to render more detail because of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs far more aggressively. The more recent WB35F provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V sensor size comparison

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB35F as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX30V as a Portrait photography camera
37
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
45
focusing manually
MP count decent (18 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB35F Street photography features
Sony HX30V Street photography features
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (194g)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (254g)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB35F Sports photography information
Sony HX30V Sports photography information
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
49
long zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
has tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB35F Travel photography highlights
Sony HX30V Travel photography highlights
70
lighter than competition in class (194g)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
very long zoom (288mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
69
lighter than average in class (254 grams)
MP count decent (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
great reach (500mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB35F as a Landscape photography camera
Sony HX30V as a Landscape photography camera
43
focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
50
focusing manually
rather wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung WB35F
Vlogging with Sony HX30V
31
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (194 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
34
rather wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (254g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic socket
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Samsung WB35F vs Sony HX30V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB35F and Sony HX30V
 Samsung WB35FSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
General Information
Brand Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung WB35F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2014-01-07 2012-02-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD 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 16 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-288mm (12.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.3 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 7.10 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 194 grams (0.43 pounds) 254 grams (0.56 pounds)
Dimensions 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") 107 x 62 x 35mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 320 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID BP70A NP-BG1
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $130 $420