Samsung WB850F

Winner
Samsung WB850F

71

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Samsung WB800F

62

Samsung WB800F

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

Size
Really small
Compact 111x65x22 mm
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$235.00 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
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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 Incredible zoom Help
              21x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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

              $139 - $150

              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $314

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB800F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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