Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Samsung WB35F
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB35F has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (2x 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.

25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (7s shorter). Read more

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

Marginally shorter Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a height of 51mm, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 52.4mm tall digital camera (1.4mm taller).
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, but the Samsung WB35F is only a 16.2MP digital camera (2MP 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.

18x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20x, whereas the Samsung WB35F is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (18x 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.

Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Samsung WB35F is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Samsung WB35F is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI port, however the Samsung WB35F does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 39g lighter than the Samsung WB35F (105g). 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.

5.9mm thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mm deep, but the Samsung WB35F is a 27.5mm deep digital camera (5.9mm thicker).
Marginally narrower Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 92.3mm wide, but the Samsung WB35F is a 100.9mm wide digital camera (8.6mm wider).
£23 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £23 cheaper than the Samsung WB35F.
Available from 14 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards, but the Samsung WB35F has 1 award.
User reviews are moderately better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Samsung WB35F has an average rating of 86% (based on 564 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera (2MP 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (18x 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.

3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
20fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Samsung WB35F does not have an HDMI port, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

28% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB35F is a 144g digital camera. That's 39g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (105g). 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung WB35F is 27.5mm deep, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 21.6mm deep digital camera (5.9mm thinner).
8.6mm wider Edit
Samsung WB35F is 100.9mm wide, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 92.3mm wide digital camera (8.6mm narrower).
£23 more expensive
The Samsung WB35F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £23.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 stores sells the Samsung WB35F, but 18 sellers sell the Sony DSC-WX220. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung WB35F has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung WB35F is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, but the Samsung WB35F is a 12x optical zoom digital camera (2x 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.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Samsung WB35F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
7s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s, however the Samsung WB35F is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (7s longer). Read more

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

1.4mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mm, however the Samsung WB35F is a 51mm tall digital camera (1.4mm shorter).
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Samsung WB35F by ten months.

Awards

1 Award
vido.com.ua: Recommended
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 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
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
2x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
288mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.4 - 51.6 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
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)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 1.6 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.2 - 4 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 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
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 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 Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
144g 105g
BEST
Height
51mm
BEST
52.4mm
Depth
27.5mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
100.9mm 92.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BP70A NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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