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Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-W800

Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-W800

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Samsung WB35F
Sony DSC-W800

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB35F has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (7x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung WB35F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (3.2).
1MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB35F has an internal memory of 30MB, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 29MB internal memory digital camera (1MB smaller).
8 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Samsung WB35F is only a 16.2MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a digital zoom of 40x, however the Samsung WB35F is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (38x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB35F is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 230,400 pixels display resolution, but the Samsung WB35F is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels lower).
33% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera. That's 35g lighter than the Samsung WB35F (109g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$150 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W800 costs $149.99 less than the Samsung WB35F.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 463 reviews, the Sony DSC-W800 has an average user review score of 85%, however the Samsung WB35F has an average rating of 75% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a megapixel of 16.2MP, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (38x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung WB35F is only 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels higher).
25% heavier Edit
The Samsung WB35F is a 144g digital camera. That's 35g heavier than the Sony DSC-W800 (109g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$150 more expensive
The Samsung WB35F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by $149.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Samsung WB35F, but 7 retailers sell the Sony DSC-W800. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One month older
The Samsung WB35F is older than the Sony DSC-W800 by one month.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung WB35F is only 75%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 85% (based on 463 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Samsung WB35F is a 12x optical zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.1 larger than the Samsung WB35F (3.2).
1MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an internal memory of 29MB, whereas the Samsung WB35F is a 30MB internal memory digital camera (1MB bigger).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 20MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
2x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
288mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.4 - 51.6 4.6 - 23

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞/2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - 0.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 1.6 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 4 0.4 - 3.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
30MB
BEST
29MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
144g 109g
BEST
Height
51mm 55.5mm
Depth
27.5mm 20.8mm
Width
100.9mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP70A NP-BN
Battery Capacity
700mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz / AMD Athlon x2 Dual-Core 2.2GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
I-Launcher Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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