Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB750

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Samsung WB210

60

Samsung WB700

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,152k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Light-weight
Weight
174 g
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB210

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 213k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WB210's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
174 g vs 245 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB700's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Slightly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 100x59x22 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              WB210100x59x22 mm
              WB70099x59x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              WB2103,200 ISO
              WB700None
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB550

              Samsung WB550

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $839

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $222

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung EX1

              Samsung EX1

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $243

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung WB650

              Samsung WB650

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB2000

              Samsung WB2000

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB500

              Samsung WB500

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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