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Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
36
Overall
38
Samsung WB50F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB50F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 207g - 101 x 68 x 27mm
  • Introduced 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 WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the WB50F (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is very close and they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The WB50F was launched 2 years after the WB850F which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a short summary of how the WB50F matches up versus the WB850F in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB50F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB50F WB850F 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2012Newer by 25 months

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB50F

 WB850F WB50F 
Display resolution614k460kCrisper display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB50F and Samsung WB850F

 WB50F WB850F 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Samsung WB50F offers outer dimensions of 101mm x 68mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 207 grams (0.46 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB850F has proportions 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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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the WB50F versus the WB850F.

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the WB50F and WB850F is 92 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to envision the difference in sensor dimensions simply by researching specifications. The image below might give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the WB50F and WB850F.

To sum up, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact megapixels and you can expect comparable quality of files though you should really factor the age of the cameras into account. The fresher WB50F is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB50F Portrait photography factors
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography factors
37
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
43
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB50F Street photography information
Samsung WB850F Street photography information
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (207g)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB50F Sports photography details
Samsung WB850F Sports photography details
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
52
amazing zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB50F Travel photography factors
Samsung WB850F Travel photography factors
69
lighter than average (207g)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
missing Timelapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
69
lighter than competition in class (250g)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung WB50F
Landscape photography with Samsung WB850F
47
has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
49
focusing manually
decently wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB50F Vlogging features
Samsung WB850F Vlogging features
30
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (207 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone jack
34
decently wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
missing microphone port
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Samsung WB50F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB50F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB50FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB50F Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 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 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount 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
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed - 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed - 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 207g (0.46 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 68 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") 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 BP70A SLB-10A
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $180 $599