• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB1100F advantages over Canon SX420 IS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX420 IS advantages over Samsung WB1100F

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $353
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 875 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    20 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    325g vs 462g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review 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 Nikon P510

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P510
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $367
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P510
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $367
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P520

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P520
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P520
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P530

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P530
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $484
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P530
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $484
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Samsung WB1100F
Canon SX400 IS
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Samsung WB1100F
Canon SX410 IS
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
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