• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB800F advantages over Canon SX720 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner

Canon SX720 HS advantages over Samsung WB800F

  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 483 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    19 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB850F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon SX720 HS
Samsung WB850F
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung WB800F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX720 HS
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB350F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX720 HS
Samsung WB350F
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon A900

Samsung WB800F
Nikon A900
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon SX720 HS
Nikon A900
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Samsung WB800F
Canon SX730 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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