Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W830

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Samsung WB50F
Sony DSC-W830

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an image stabilizer, but the Sony DSC-W830 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (4x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Samsung WB50F is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (3.3).
31% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (200mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Samsung WB50F is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Significantly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB50F is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 2s 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 30MB, however the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 27MB internal memory digital camera (3MB smaller).
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display diagonal 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.

229,600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,600 pixels lower).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung WB50F supports wi-Fi, but the Sony DSC-W830 does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

6 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, however the Samsung WB50F is only a 16.2MP 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.

30x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 32x, but the Samsung WB50F is only a 2x 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 104g digital camera. That's 63g lighter than the Samsung WB50F (104g). 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.

$88 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W830 costs $95.99, whereas the Samsung WB50F is $183.99.
Available from 9 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
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

6 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a megapixel of 16.2MP, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.1MP 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.

Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 32x 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.

38% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 167g digital camera. That's 63g heavier than the Sony DSC-W830 (104g). 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.

$88 more expensive
The Samsung WB50F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W830 by $88.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Samsung WB50F, however 11 stores sell the Sony DSC-W830. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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).
11 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Samsung WB50F does. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x, however the Samsung WB50F is a 12x optical zoom digital camera (4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

7% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 larger than the Samsung WB50F (3.3).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 200mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 88mm shorter than the Samsung WB50F (200mm).
Slightly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 25mm minimum focal length, but the Samsung WB50F is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is an 8s 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 27MB, however the Samsung WB50F is a 30MB internal memory digital camera (3MB bigger).
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display diagonal 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.

229,600 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,600 pixels higher).
Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 does not support wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung WB50F supports wi-Fi. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

One month older
The Sony DSC-W830 is older than the Samsung WB50F by one month.

Awards

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Date Released

37 months Ago 38 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixels
16.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
8x
Digital Zoom
2x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
288mm
BEST
200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 51.6 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Combined Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 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 (wide)
1.3 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 1.6 1.5 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 4 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Pet
Languages Support
 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
167g 104g
BEST
Height
68mm 52.5mm
Depth
27mm 22.5mm
Width
101mm 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
BP70A NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
I-Launcher PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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