• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony W730 advantages over Samsung WB800F

  • Less expensive
    $139 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lighter weight
    122g vs 218g
    Lighter weight

Samsung WB800F advantages over Sony W730

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 2 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
  • 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
  • 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 HDMI output 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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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Sony W730
Samsung WB850F
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB850F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Sony W730
Canon 130 IS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
Samsung WB800F
Canon 130 IS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony W830

Sony W730
Sony W830
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Samsung WB800F
Sony W830
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Sony W730
Samsung WB350F
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB350F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon 135

Sony W730
Canon 135
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Samsung WB800F
Canon 135
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
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