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Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
50
Overall
42
Samsung WB750 front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB750
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 193g - 105 x 59 x 25mm
  • Released September 2011
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
  • Launched January 2012
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Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Lets look much closer at the Samsung WB750 and Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are offered by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the WB750 (13MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is pretty close and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The WB750 was launched 4 months prior to the WB850F and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the WB750 grades against the WB850F with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB750 over the Samsung WB850F

 WB750 WB850F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB750

 WB850F WB750 
Screen resolution614k460kCrisper screen (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB750 and Samsung WB850F

 WB750 WB850F 
LaunchedSeptember 2011January 2012Same generation
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

If you're looking to lug around your camera often, you will want to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Samsung WB750 offers outer measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0") and a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs) while the Samsung WB850F has dimensions of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") having a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Take a look at the Samsung WB750 and Samsung WB850F in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the WB750 versus the WB850F.

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the WB750 and WB850F is 93 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to see the difference in sensor measurements only by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph here should give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the WB750 and WB850F.

As you can see, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Samsung WB850F to provide you with more detail utilizing its extra 3MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively.

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB750 Portrait photography advice
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography advice
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manual focus
decent sensor resolution (13 megapixels)
has face detection focusing
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
you can focus manually
decent MP (16MP)
provides face detect focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB750 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Street photography camera
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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (193 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (250g)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB750 Sports photography features
Samsung WB850F Sports photography features
51
great zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (13MP)
has tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
52
long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung WB750
Travel photography with Samsung WB850F
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lighter than competition in class (193 grams)
decent sensor resolution (13 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (432mm)
lack of Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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lighter than competition (250g)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (23mm)
very long reach (483mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB750 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Landscape photography camera
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manual focus
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (13 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
49
you can focus manually
really wide (23mm)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB750 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB850F as a Vlogging camera
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really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (193g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone socket
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really wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (250g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
missing microphone support
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Samsung WB750 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB750 and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB750Samsung WB850F
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung WB750 Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2011-09-01 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4096 x 3072 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-432mm (18.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT color LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 3.50 m
Flash options On, Off, Fill, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320x 240 fps (30/15 fps) 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 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 193g (0.43 lbs) 250g (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 105 x 59 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
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 ID SLB-10A SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch cost $339 $599