• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB800F advantages over Sony QX30

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 57 mm
    Thinner

Sony QX30 advantages over Samsung WB800F

  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 483 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review 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

User reviews

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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
Sony QX30
Samsung WB850F
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

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
Sony QX30
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Samsung WB800F
Panasonic ZS40
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony QX30
Panasonic ZS40
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB350F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX30
Samsung WB350F
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Samsung WB800F
Canon SX710 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Sony QX30
Canon SX710 HS
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
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