• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB35F advantages over Nikon AW130

  • More telephoto lens reach
    288 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    144g vs 221g
    Lighter weight

Nikon AW130 advantages over Samsung WB35F

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $330
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k 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
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S800c

Samsung WB35F
Nikon S800c
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon AW130
Nikon S800c
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Samsung WB35F
Panasonic SZ8
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Nikon AW130
Panasonic SZ8
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB35F
Samsung WB50F
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Nikon AW130
Samsung WB50F
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon AW120

Samsung WB35F
Nikon AW120
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon W300

Samsung WB35F
Nikon W300
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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