• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB50F advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    157g vs 299g
    Lighter weight

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Samsung WB50F

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 288 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • 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 Panasonic SZ8

Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ8
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB50F
Samsung WB35F
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX740 HS
Samsung WB35F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic SZ10
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Samsung WB50F
Canon SX730 HS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Samsung WB50F
Panasonic ZS70
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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