Nikon Coolpix S2900 vs Samsung WB50F

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Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Samsung WB50F (16.2MPMP). 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.

19% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MPMP digital camera. That's 3.88MP more than the Samsung WB50F (16.6MPMP).
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Samsung WB50F (2xx). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Samsung WB50F (6.3).
38g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a weight of 119gg, however the Samsung WB50F is a 157gg digital camera (38g heavier). 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.

17% shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a height of 58.6mmmm. That's 9.4mm shorter than the Samsung WB50F (68mmmm).
37% thinner Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 19.8mmmm deep. That's 7.3mm thinner than the Samsung WB50F (27.1mmmm).
Cheaper by $86
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is $86.06 cheaper than the Samsung WB50F.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
8 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (3.1).
55% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 288mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 158mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (288mmmm).
2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8ss, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s shorter). Read more

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

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an internal memory of 30MBMB, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 25MBMB internal memory digital camera (5MB smaller).
Slightly larger screen size Edit
Samsung WB50F is 3"" screen, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
User reviews are better
Based on 16 reviews, the Samsung WB50F has an average user review score of 84%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an average rating of 77% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Slightly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Two times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum focal length of 130mmmm, however the Samsung WB50F is a 288mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (158mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Samsung WB50F (24mmmm).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4ss. That's 4s shorter than the Samsung WB50F (8ss). Read more

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

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 25MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 5MB smaller than the Samsung WB50F (30MBMB).
Smaller screen size Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 2.7"" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Samsung WB50F (3""). 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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Samsung WB50F (460,000 pixels pixels).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung WB50F is 84% (based on 16 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a megapixel count of 16.2MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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.

24% less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a total megapixel count of 16.6MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MPMP digital camera (3.88MP more).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a digital zoom of 2xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (2x 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.

0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
25% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 157gg digital camera. That's 38g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (157gg). 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.

14% taller Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a height of 68mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 58.6mmmm tall digital camera (9.4mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
Samsung WB50F is 27.1mmmm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 19.8mmmm deep digital camera (7.3mm thinner).
$86 more expensive
The Samsung WB50F is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by $86.06.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Samsung WB50F, but 5 stores sell the Nikon Coolpix S2900. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Ten months older
The Samsung WB50F is older than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by ten months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
16.2MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
16.6MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 288mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.3 - 51.6
Lens Structure
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 24x

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.8 - ∞/2.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.05 - 0.8
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - 2.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 2 0.5 - 1.6
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5s
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.2 - 4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
25MB 30MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
119g
BEST
157g
Height
58.6mm
BEST
68mm
Depth
19.8mm
BEST
27.1mm
Width
94.5mm 101mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL19 BP70A
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I-Launcher
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
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