Samsung WB850F vs Samsung WB800F

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Samsung WB850F

72

Samsung WB800F

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB800F

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB800F

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
111x65x22 mm vs 109x61x24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
218 g vs 232 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$239.00 vs $279.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              21x
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              WB800F:218 g
              WB850F:232 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB800F:0.9"
              WB850F:1"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $200

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $398

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Samsung WB800F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $333

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $212 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS

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