Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Samsung WB50F belongs to a Small Sensor Superzoom category, the other model, Samsung WB50F is a Large Sensor Superzoom camera. Both models feature different types of sensors. Thus, Samsung WB50F comes with CCD sensor that has a resolution of 16.0 MP resolution, while our second compared model Canon PowerShot G3 X features a 20.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Samsung WB50F Key Features:
Canon PowerShot G3 X Key Features:
|Max Shutter Speed||vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Weight||207 g vs 733 g||526 g lighter|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||20% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||116.16 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||75.8% larger pixel area|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|Manual Exposure Mode||Yes vs No||Has Manual Exposure Mode|
|Continuous Shooting||5.9 fps vs No fps||5.9 fps faster|
|Flash Range||6.8 vs No||6.8 better flash range|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3.2″ vs 3″||0.2" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||1,620k dots vs 460k dots||71.6% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720||Higher Resolution Video|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Headphone Port||Yes vs No||Has headphone port|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3.2″||Large display|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP | 20.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Continuous Shooting||fps | 5.9 fps||Low continuous shooting|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Samsung WB50F is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 526g less than the Canon PowerShot G3 X. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Samsung WB50F features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized CCD sensor . Canon PowerShot G3 X, in its turn, comes with a 20.0 MP 1" sized BSI-CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Canon PowerShot G3 X is equipped with a sensor that is 0.2x larger than the one featured in Samsung WB50F. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Samsung WB50F||Canon PowerShot G3 X|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Samsung WB50F or Canon PowerShot G3 X, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Samsung WB50F and Canon PowerShot G3 X here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Canon PowerShot G3 X deserves a higher Total Score than the Samsung WB50F. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Samsung WB50F||Canon PowerShot G3 X|
|Model||WB50F||PowerShot G3 X|
|Announced||Jan 07, 2014||Jun 18, 2015|
|Body Type||Compact||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||116.16 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||20.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||5472 x 3648|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||25,600|
|Min Native ISO||80||125|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||31|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||1,620k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||s||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||fps||5.9 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, slow synchro|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||n/a||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB none||USB 2.0|
|Weight||207 g||733 g|
|Physical Dimensions||101 x 68 x 27 mm||123 x 77 x 105 mm|
|Battery Life||n/a||300 shots|
|Battery Type||n/a||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|