• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB100 advantages over Sony WX500

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

Sony WX500 advantages over Samsung WB100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 580 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    236g vs 385g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 80 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 L120

Samsung WB100
Nikon L120
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster shutter
Sony WX500
Nikon L120
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon L810

Samsung WB100
Nikon L810
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony WX500
Nikon L810
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon L820

Samsung WB100
Nikon L820
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
Sony WX500
Nikon L820
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony HX90V

Samsung WB100
Sony HX90V
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony WX500
Sony HX90V
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony HX80

Samsung WB100
Sony HX80
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony WX500
Sony HX80
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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