Samsung WB35F vs Sony DSC-W800

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Samsung WB35F
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Reasons For

5 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 Edit
The Samsung WB35F is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (3.2).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

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).
6 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel count 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 Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a maximum aperture of 6.4, whereas the Samsung WB35F is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
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.

£130 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W800 costs £130 less than the Samsung WB35F.
Available from 30 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a megapixel count 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 Edit
The Samsung WB35F has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
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.

£130 more expensive
The Samsung WB35F is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by £130.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 shops sells the Samsung WB35F, but 34 shops 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.
6 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 Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Samsung WB35F (3.2).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Samsung WB35F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Samsung WB35F is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

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).
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-W800 is older than the Samsung WB35F by ten months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 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 Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MP
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

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

Focusing

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
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 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
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 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

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 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 Effect
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,10 12,60
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 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 Mode
 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
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BP70A NP-BN
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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