Samsung WB2200F vs Sony DSC-W730

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Samsung WB2200F
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB2200F is a 16.4MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP higher than the Sony DSC-W730 (16.1MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB2200F is a 60x optical zoom digital camera. That's 52x bigger than the Sony DSC-W730 (8x). 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.

Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Samsung WB2200F is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Sony DSC-W730 (3,200).
75% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has a slowest camera shutter speed of 8s. That's 6s longer than the Sony DSC-W730 (2s). Read more

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

17% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps. That's 5fps higher than the Sony DSC-W730 (25fps).
10% larger display diagonal Edit
Samsung WB2200F is 3" screen. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony DSC-W730 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels. That's 229,600 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-W730 (230,400 pixels).
56% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has a battery capacity of 1,410mAh. That's 780mAh bigger than the Sony DSC-W730 (630mAh).
7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has a digital zoom of 32x, however the Samsung WB2200F is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (30x 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.

3.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB2200F is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3. That's 2.6 smaller than the Samsung WB2200F (3.3).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-W730 is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Samsung WB2200F is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Five times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 106g digital camera. That's 512g lighter than the Samsung WB2200F (106g). 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.

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 7 reviews, the Sony DSC-W730 has an average expert review score of 74%, however the Samsung WB2200F has an average rating of 63% (based on 12 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 17 reviews, the Sony DSC-W730 has an average user review score of 82%, however the Samsung WB2200F has an average rating of 78% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB2200F is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 30x smaller than the Sony DSC-W730 (32x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung WB2200F is only 2.8 maximum aperture. That's 3.5 bigger than the Sony DSC-W730 (6.3).
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung WB2200F is a 5.9 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W730 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (2.6 smaller).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-W730 (80).
512g heavier Edit
The Samsung WB2200F has a weight of 618g, however the Sony DSC-W730 is a 106g digital camera (512g lighter). 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.

Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung WB2200F is only 63%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W730 is 74% (based on 7 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung WB2200F is only 78%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-W730 is 82% (based on 17 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
0.3MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has a megapixel of 16.1MP, whereas the Samsung WB2200F is a 16.4MP digital camera (0.3MP 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.

52x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Samsung WB2200F is a 60x optical zoom digital camera (52x 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.

Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Samsung WB2200F is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-W730 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Samsung WB2200F 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.

Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony DSC-W730 is only 25fps JPEG frame rate, but the Samsung WB2200F is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB2200F is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-W730 is only 230,400 pixels display resolution, but the Samsung WB2200F is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,600 pixels higher).
780mAh smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony DSC-W730 is only 630mAh battery, but the Samsung WB2200F is a 1,410mAh battery digital camera (780mAh bigger).
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One year older
The Sony DSC-W730 is older than the Samsung WB2200F by one year.

Awards

2 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.4MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2832 x 2832
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2832 x 2832
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
8x
Digital Zoom
2x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
5.9 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5 - 36
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 19x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 selective
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 selective
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Selective Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞/3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - 0.8 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.5 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 1250
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
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
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3 1.5 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.8 - 6 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP3
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
17MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Not available
 Electronic
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4

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
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
618g 106g
BEST
Height
121.8mm 52.3mm
Depth
105mm 22.5mm
Width
119mm 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 122g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
BP-1410 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6h
Battery Capacity
1,410mAh
BEST
630mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch

Technical Details

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