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Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Samsung EX2F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
29
Overall
38

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Key Specs

Samsung EX2F
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-80mm (F1.4-2.7) lens
  • 294g - 112 x 62 x 29mm
  • Launched December 2012
Sony W800
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.4) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 55 x 21mm
  • Announced February 2014
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Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Samsung and Sony. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the EX2F (12MP) and W800 (20MP) and the EX2F (1/1.7") and W800 (1/2.3") use totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX2F was brought out 14 months before the W800 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a short summary of how the EX2F grades versus the W800 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung EX2F over the Sony W800

 EX2F W800 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony W800 over the Samsung EX2F

 W800 EX2F 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014December 2012Fresher by 14 months
Screen resolution230k0kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung EX2F and Sony W800

 EX2F W800 
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera, you have to consider its weight and size. The Samsung EX2F provides outside dimensions of 112mm x 62mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 294 grams (0.65 lbs) whilst the Sony W800 has specifications of 97mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the EX2F and the W800.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the EX2F and W800 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 top view buttons comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The graphic below should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX2F and W800.

As you can see, the 2 cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The EX2F due to its bigger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF simpler and the Sony W800 will give you greater detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older EX2F is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 sensor size comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung EX2F
Portrait photography with Sony W800
42
has manual focus
supports RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
38
good resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung EX2F Street photography features
Sony W800 Street photography features
68
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (294 grams)
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (125g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung EX2F Sports photography factors
Sony W800 Sports photography factors
31
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
includes tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Travel photography camera
Sony W800 as a Travel photography camera
66
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors in class (294 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
70
lighter than competitors (125 grams)
good resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W800 as a Landscape photography camera
53
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse function
41
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung EX2F Vlogging factors
Sony W800 Vlogging factors
71
quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have mic support
heavier than competitors in class (294 grams)
33
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
lighter than competitors (125g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
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Samsung EX2F vs Sony W800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung EX2F and Sony W800
 Samsung EX2FSony Cyber-shot DSC-W800
General Information
Brand Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung EX2F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-12-18 2014-02-13
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-80mm (3.3x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.4-2.7 f/3.2-6.4
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 0k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech AMOLED TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed - 2 secs
Highest shutter speed - 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 AVI MPEG4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 294 grams (0.65 lbs) 125 grams (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions 112 x 62 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") 97 x 55 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 48 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 209 not tested
Other
Battery ID SLB-10A NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $478 $90