• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic SZ8 advantages over Samsung WB35F

  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB35F advantages over Panasonic SZ8

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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

  • 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
  • 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 Nikon S6300

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6300
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Samsung WB35F
Nikon S6300
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S800c

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S800c
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Samsung WB35F
Nikon S800c
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S6400

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6400
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
Samsung WB35F
Nikon S6400
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S6500

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6500
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
Samsung WB35F
Nikon S6500
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Manual focus
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Panasonic SZ8
Samsung WB50F
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Samsung WB35F
Samsung WB50F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
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