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Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
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Samsung WB800F front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Samsung WB800F
(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
  • 218g - 111 x 65 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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 WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Overview

In this article, we will be evaluating the Samsung WB800F and Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are designed by Samsung. The resolution of the WB800F (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is pretty close and they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The WB800F was revealed 13 months after the WB850F which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a thorough comparison, below is a quick summary of how the WB800F grades vs the WB850F in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB800F over the Samsung WB850F

 WB800F WB850F 
LaunchedJanuary 2013January 2012Newer by 13 months
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Samsung WB800F

 WB850F WB800F 
Screen resolution614k460kClearer screen (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB800F and Samsung WB850F

 WB800F WB850F 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor in its weight and volume. The Samsung WB800F has physical measurements of 111mm x 65mm x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9") having a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB850F has sizing 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose during that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the WB800F vs the WB850F.

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the WB800F and WB850F is 92 and 91 respectively.

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions merely by researching specifications. The image underneath will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the WB800F and WB850F.

Plainly, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact resolution and you can expect comparable quality of pictures although you need to consider the launch date of the cameras into account. The younger WB800F should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB800F Portrait photography details
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography details
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has manual focus
decent megapixels (16MP)
provides face detection focus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB800F Street photography info
Samsung WB850F Street photography info
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (218g)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (250g)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB800F Sports photography features
Samsung WB850F Sports photography features
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long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB800F as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Travel photography camera
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lighter than competitors in class (218 grams)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than competition (250g)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
no Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB800F Landscape photography details
Samsung WB850F Landscape photography details
50
has manual focus
reasonably wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
49
has manual focus
reasonably wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB800F Vlogging advice
Samsung WB850F Vlogging advice
35
reasonably wide (23mm)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (218 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
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reasonably wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (250g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
no microphone port
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Samsung WB800F vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB800F and Samsung WB850F
 Samsung WB800FSamsung WB850F
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung WB800F Samsung WB850F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2012-01-09
Body design 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-483mm (21.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 16s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 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 format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218g (0.48 pounds) 250g (0.55 pounds)
Dimensions 111 x 65 x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9") 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 - SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $300 $599