• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD980 IS advantages over Samsung WB350F

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    152g vs 216g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/3000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung WB350F advantages over Canon SD980 IS

  • Less expensive
    $260 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX48S

Canon SD980 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster shutter
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Samsung WB350F
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX580S

Canon SD980 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX580S
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $303
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Samsung WB350F
Panasonic DMC-FX580S
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $303
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon SD960 IS

Canon SD980 IS
Canon SD960 IS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Samsung WB350F
Canon SD960 IS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Canon SD980 IS
Samsung WB800F
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB350F
Samsung WB800F
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Canon SD980 IS
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB350F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
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