• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 185.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD890 IS advantages over Samsung MV800

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    185 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Samsung MV800 advantages over Canon SD890 IS

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 184g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    26 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W170

Canon SD890 IS
Sony DSC-W170
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Samsung MV800
Sony DSC-W170
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh R8

Canon SD890 IS
Ricoh R8
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
Samsung MV800
Ricoh R8
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TS1

Canon SD890 IS
Panasonic DMC-TS1
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Less shutter lag
Samsung MV800
Panasonic DMC-TS1
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Sony TX200V

Canon SD890 IS
Sony TX200V
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
Samsung MV800
Sony TX200V
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony TX20

Canon SD890 IS
Sony TX20
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Samsung MV800
Sony TX20
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
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