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Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-WX220

Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Samsung WB35F
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Reasons For

2 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.

Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
Samsung WB35F is 3" screen, but the Sony DSC-WX220 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.

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel 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.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Samsung WB35F is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI, 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.

User reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Samsung WB35F has an average rating of 75% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a megapixel 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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Samsung WB35F does not have an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI. 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.

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Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung WB35F is only 75%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
2 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 2.7" screen, but the Samsung WB35F 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.

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 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
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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 GIF
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixels
16.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
2x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
288mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.4 - 51.6 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞/2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - 0.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
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
1s
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 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
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
 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
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

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
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 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 Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 52.4mm
Depth
27.5mm 21.6mm
Width
100.9mm 92.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP70A NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Capacity
700mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
1GB 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
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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
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