• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB850F advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    24 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    226g vs 309g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Samsung WB850F

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Newer
    8 years vs 12 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
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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.
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung WB850F
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB850F
Samsung WB800F
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung WB800F
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung WB850F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $698
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $698
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Samsung WB850F
Sony RX100 VI
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $949
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $949
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Samsung WB850F
Sony RX100 VII
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VII
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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