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Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330

Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
36
Overall
39
Samsung WB50F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 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
  • Launched January 2014
Sony W330
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
  • 128g - 96 x 57 x 17mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Samsung WB50F and Sony W330, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Ultracompact by manufacturers Samsung and Sony. The image resolution of the WB50F (16MP) and the W330 (14MP) is very comparable and they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The WB50F was brought out 4 years later than the W330 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Samsung WB50F being a Compact camera and the Sony W330 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the WB50F matches up against the W330 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB50F over the Sony W330

 WB50F W330 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2010Fresher by 49 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W330 over the Samsung WB50F

 W330 WB50F 

Common features in the Samsung WB50F and Sony W330

 WB50F W330 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Samsung WB50F has got exterior measurements of 101mm x 68mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") with a weight of 207 grams (0.46 lbs) while the Sony W330 has dimensions of 96mm x 57mm x 17mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are using at the time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the WB50F and the W330.

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the WB50F and W330 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to envision the difference in sensor sizing purely by going through specifications. The visual below should provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the WB50F and W330.

To sum up, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Samsung WB50F to show extra detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more recent WB50F will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 sensor size comparison

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB50F Portrait photography features
Sony W330 Portrait photography features
37
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
28
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB50F Street photography details
Sony W330 Street photography details
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (207g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
48
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB50F Sports photography details
Sony W330 Sports photography details
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
26
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB50F Travel photography advice
Sony W330 Travel photography advice
70
lighter than others in class (207g)
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (288mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
65
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB50F Landscape photography features
Sony W330 Landscape photography features
48
you can focus manually
relatively wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
38
decently wide (26mm)
screen is a good size (3")
good megapixels (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB50F Vlogging factors
Sony W330 Vlogging factors
31
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (207g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic socket
26
decently wide (26mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Samsung WB50F vs Sony W330 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB50F and Sony W330
 Samsung WB50FSony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Sony
Model Samsung WB50F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Launched 2014-01-07 2010-01-07
Body design Compact Ultracompact
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 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-288mm (12.0x) 26-105mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.3 f/2.7-5.7
Macro focus distance - 4cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed - 2 secs
Max shutter speed - 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
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 720 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 207g (0.46 lb) 128g (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 68 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") 96 x 57 x 17mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 NP-BN1
Self timer - Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
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