As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Samsung WB800F is also often compared to super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung WB800F's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX620 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8200)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB800F compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots) and is older (january 2013 vs february 2016).

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the WB800F)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the WB800F)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S8200 and WB800F

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and WB800F

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and WB800F

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WB800F)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WB800F)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and WB800F

  • None found

Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F
similar age

Significant advantages of the WB200F (vs the WB800F)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB200F (vs the WB800F)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the WB200F and WB800F

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB800F compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (compact (111×65×22 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.9" vs 4.2") and is slightly lighter (218 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (21x vs 52x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 months older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the WB800F)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (111×65×22 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX50 HS and WB800F

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (111×65×22 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 218 g

Kodak PixPro AZ521

Kodak PixPro AZ521
6 months newer
$235

Significant advantages of the AZ521 (vs the WB800F)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AZ521 (vs the WB800F)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (119×86×98 mm) vs Compact (111×65×22 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the AZ521 and WB800F

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (119×86×98 mm) vs Compact (111×65×22 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 551 g vs 218 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB800F compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 10 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has a built-in lens.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the WB800F)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the WB800F)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and WB800F

  • None found