Samsung WB850F vs Samsung WB800F

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Samsung WB850F

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Samsung WB800F

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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

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less 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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$129.99 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $210 cheaper (2.6x less)
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              23 mm
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              21x
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WB800F1080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              WB800F218 g
              WB850F232 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              WB800F0.9"
              WB850F1"
              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

              $190 - $199

              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has much 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

              $282

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $54 - $379

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS

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