Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W830

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Samsung WB50F
Sony DSC-W830

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3).
31% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 288mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (200mmmm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB50F is an 8ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

3MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an internal memory of 30MBMB, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 27MBMB internal memory digital camera (3MB smaller).
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a screen size of 3"", however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, however the Samsung WB50F is only a 16.2MPMP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.9MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a total megapixel count of 20.5MPMP, whereas the Samsung WB50F is only a 16.6MPMP digital camera (3.9MP less).
30x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 32xx, but the Samsung WB50F is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (30x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 104gg digital camera. That's 53g lighter than the Samsung WB50F (104gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

15.5mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 52.5mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 68mmmm tall digital camera (15.5mm taller).
21% thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a depth of 22.5mmmm, however the Samsung WB50F is a 27.1mmmm deep digital camera (4.6mm thicker).
$66 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W830 costs $118.00, whereas the Samsung WB50F is $183.99.
User reviews are marginally better
The Sony DSC-W830 has an average user review score of 86%, but the Samsung WB50F has an average rating of 84% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a megapixel count of 16.2MPMP, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.9MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a total megapixel count of 16.6MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.5MPMP digital camera (3.9MP more).
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a digital zoom of 2xx, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 32xx digital zoom digital camera (30x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

34% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 157gg digital camera. That's 53g heavier than the Sony DSC-W830 (104gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

15.5mm taller Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 68mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 52.5mmmm tall digital camera (15.5mm shorter).
17% thicker Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a depth of 27.1mmmm, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 22.5mmmm deep digital camera (4.6mm thinner).
$66 more expensive
The Samsung WB50F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W830 by $65.99.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Samsung WB50F has an average user rating of 84%, but the Sony DSC-W830 has an average user rating of 86% (based on 614 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
7% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Samsung WB50F (3.3).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm shorter than the Samsung WB50F (200mmmm).
Slightly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, but the Samsung WB50F is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 2ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is an 8ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

12% smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an internal memory of 27MBMB, however the Samsung WB50F is a 30MBMB internal memory digital camera (3MB bigger).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a screen size of 2.7"", however the Samsung WB50F is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels pixels, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher).
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Three months older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Samsung WB50F by three months.

Awards

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Date Released

33 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 20.5MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.3 6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
288mm
BEST
200mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 51.6 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Combined Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞/2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - 0.8 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - 2.5 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 1.6 1.5 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.2 - 4 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 800 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 800 x 480

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Internal Memory
30MB
BEST
27MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
157g 104g
BEST
Height
68mm 52.5mm
BEST
Depth
27.1mm 22.5mm
BEST
Width
101mm
BEST
93.1mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
BP70A NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2GHz / Power Mac G3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
I-Launcher PlayMemories Home
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 - 200

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Optical Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2.3
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