• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S800c advantages over Samsung WB100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    183g vs 385g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 80 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB100 advantages over Nikon S800c

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    580 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Wider angle lens
    22 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Compact body; Powerful zoom lens; Fast autofocus; Generous internal memory; Android operating system; Huge selection of available apps.

  • Strong division between camera, Android features; Lens defects at wide and tele; Issues with stability; Display hard to see outdoors; Poor battery life; Very limited burst shooting depth.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon L810

Nikon S800c
Nikon L810
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung WB100
Nikon L810
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6300
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB100
Nikon S6300
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon L820

Nikon S800c
Nikon L820
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB100
Nikon L820
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S800c
Panasonic SZ8
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB100
Panasonic SZ8
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S800c
Samsung WB50F
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Samsung WB100
Samsung WB50F
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
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