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

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Samsung WB210

59

Samsung WB700

53

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
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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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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              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

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB650

              Samsung WB650

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB2000

              Samsung WB2000

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $633 - $695 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $302

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

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