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Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W810

Samsung WB50F vs Sony DSC-W810

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 12x optical zoom digital camera. That's 6x bigger than the Sony DSC-W810 (6x). 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, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
99mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 189mm maximum focal length digital camera (99mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Samsung WB50F is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 2mm shorter than the Sony DSC-W810 (26mm).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 30MB internal memory digital camera. That's 1MB bigger than the Sony DSC-W810 (29MB).
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.3" larger than the Sony DSC-W810 (2.7"). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229,600 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-W810 (230,400 pixels).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Samsung WB50F (20.1MP). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera. That's 46x bigger than the Samsung WB50F (48x). 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.

4% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Samsung WB50F (6.5).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a weight of 111g, however the Samsung WB50F is a 167g digital camera (56g 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.

Moderately better user reviews
Based on 9 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-W810 is 84%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung WB50F is 83% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-W810 (20.1MP). 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 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 46x smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (48x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a maximum aperture number of 6.3. That's 0.2 bigger than the Sony DSC-W810 (6.5).
56g heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a weight of 167g, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera (56g lighter). 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.

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Older by over one year
The Samsung WB50F is 14 months older than the Sony DSC-W810.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Samsung WB50F has an average user score of 83%, but the Sony DSC-W810 has an average user rating of 84% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 6x smaller than the Samsung WB50F (6x). 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.

0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 189mm, however the Samsung WB50F is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera (99mm longer).
8% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Samsung WB50F (26mm).
4% smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 1MB smaller than the Samsung WB50F (29MB).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 2.7" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Samsung WB50F (2.7"). 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 229,600 pixels lower than the Samsung WB50F (230,400 pixels).

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Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 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
 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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 20.4MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
2x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
288mm
BEST
189mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 51.6 4.6 - 27.6
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
 Face tracking
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞, 2.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
1.3 - 2.5 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.8 1 - ∞c
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8m
BEST
0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2.5m
BEST
1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
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

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
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 1.6 1 - 3.5
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 4 0.4 - 6.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
30MB
BEST
29MB
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
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Party (indoor)
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g 111g
BEST
Height
68mm 55.5mm
Depth
27mm 20.9mm
Width
101mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
BP70A NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 shots
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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