Nikon Coolpix S2900 vs Samsung WB50F

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Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 3.88MP more than the Samsung WB50F (16.6MP).
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Samsung WB50F (2x). 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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Samsung WB50F (6.3).
48g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a weight of 119g, however the Samsung WB50F is a 167g digital camera (48g 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.

Cheaper by $104
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is $104 cheaper than the Samsung WB50F.
1 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.
11 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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.

7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (7x 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
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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 288mm. That's 158mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (288mm).
2mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a slowest camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 4s 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 30MB, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 25MB internal memory digital camera (5MB smaller).
Slightly larger display diagonal 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.

230,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung WB50F supports wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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.

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

11 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Samsung WB50F has 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x smaller than the Samsung WB50F (12x). 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.

Slightly larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB50F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 130mm, however the Samsung WB50F is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera (158mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Samsung WB50F (24mm).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s. That's 4s shorter than the Samsung WB50F (8s). 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 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 5MB smaller than the Samsung WB50F (30MB).
Smaller display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Samsung WB50F (460,000 pixels).
Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not support wi-Fi, however the Samsung WB50F does. 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.

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).
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a megapixel of 16.2MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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.

24% less total megapixels Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a total megapixels of 16.6MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera (3.88MP more).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB50F has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4x 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 number Edit
Samsung WB50F is only 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
29% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB50F is a 167g digital camera. That's 48g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (167g). 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.

$104 more expensive
The Samsung WB50F is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by $104.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the Samsung WB50F, but 3 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.
One year older
The Samsung WB50F is older than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by one year.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP
BEST
16.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 JPG
 GIF
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
16.6MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 288mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.3 - 51.6
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 24x

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 2 0.5 - 1.6
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5s
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.2 - 4

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
119g
BEST
167g
Height
58.6mm 68mm
Depth
19.8mm 27mm
Width
94.5mm 101mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 BP70A
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 256MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I-Launcher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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