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

Samsung WB210 vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Samsung WB210

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Samsung WB700

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.9
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,152k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact (99×59×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB210

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
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
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
Significantly 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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
99×59×22 mm vs 101×59×22 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
              WB210101×59×22 mm
              WB70099×59×22 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              WB2103.5"
              WB7003"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              WB2105.0 cm
              WB7003.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              WB2101,600 ISO
              WB7003,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $245

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

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung WB550

              Samsung WB550

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung SL201

              Samsung SL201

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB650

              Samsung WB650

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB600

              Samsung WB600

              Travel zoom

              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Much lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB500

              Samsung WB500

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4050

              Fujifilm FinePix S4050

              Super zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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