• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD1200 IS advantages over Samsung WB50F

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    120g vs 157g
    Lighter weight

Samsung WB50F advantages over Canon SD1200 IS

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $230 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
    288 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 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
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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 HDMI output 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 Samsung NV40

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung NV40
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
Samsung WB50F
Samsung NV40
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S520

Canon SD1200 IS
Nikon S520
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
Samsung WB50F
Nikon S520
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony DSC-W230

Canon SD1200 IS
Sony DSC-W230
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB50F
Sony DSC-W230
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Canon SD1200 IS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ8
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung WB35F
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB50F
Samsung WB35F
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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