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

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

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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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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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recommendations

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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Size Fairly small Help
              WB210100x59x22 mm
              WB70099x59x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              WB2103,200 ISO
              WB700None
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              WB2101,600 ISO
              WB7003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB2000

              Samsung WB2000

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $155

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $101

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 150

              Canon IXUS 150

              Travel zoom

              $108

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix S5600

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

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