• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB850F advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera

  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Lighter weight
    226g vs 301g
    Lighter weight

Samsung Galaxy Camera advantages over Samsung WB850F

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 24 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Review Excerpt

  • Powerful zoom lens; Fast processor; Huge and bright display; Modern Android operating system; Vast selection of available apps.

  • Large, heavy body; Expensive pricetag; 3G/4G data plan adds to cost; Sedate performance; Image quality doesn't compare well to other similarly sized / priced cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Samsung WB850F
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

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
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung WB800F
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung WB850F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB850F
Samsung WB350F
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung WB350F
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Samsung WB850F
Olympus SH-2
  • $467
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Olympus SH-2
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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