Samsung WB850F vs Samsung WB800F

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Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB800F

65

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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 (111×65×22 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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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
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
111×65×22 mm vs 110×62×25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.89 vs $484.29
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The best price we've seen is $234 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              21x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WB800F1080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB800F0.9"
              WB850F1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              WB800F111×65×22 mm
              WB850F110×62×25 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB800F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $150 - $202

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Significantly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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