• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24mm - 240mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 250mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB30F advantages over Panasonic SZ3

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 21 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic SZ3 advantages over Samsung WB30F

  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Samsung WB30F
Samsung ST200F
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Wider angle lens
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic SZ3
Samsung ST200F
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony WX80

Samsung WB30F
Sony WX80
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Thinner
  • $141
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic SZ3
Sony WX80
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $141
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Samsung WB30F
Canon 130 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wider angle lens
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • HDMI out
Panasonic SZ3
Canon 130 IS
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Samsung WB30F
Canon 140 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Panasonic SZ3
Canon 140 IS
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer

Compared to Canon 135

Samsung WB30F
Canon 135
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Panasonic SZ3
Canon 135
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
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