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Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F

Portability
70
Imaging
36
Features
32
Overall
34
Samsung HZ25W front
 
Samsung WB800F front
Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Key Specs

Samsung HZ25W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-624mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 428g - 116 x 83 x 92mm
  • Released July 2010
  • Alternate Name is WB5000
Samsung WB800F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 218g - 111 x 65 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Samsung HZ25W versus Samsung WB800F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are offered by Samsung. There is a big difference among the resolutions of the HZ25W (12MP) and WB800F (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HZ25W was brought out 3 years before the WB800F which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a complete comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the HZ25W grades versus the WB800F with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ25W over the Samsung WB800F

 HZ25W WB800F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB800F over the Samsung HZ25W

 WB800F HZ25W 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013July 2010More modern by 30 months
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung HZ25W and Samsung WB800F

 HZ25W WB800F 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to take into account its weight and volume. The Samsung HZ25W has outside measurements of 116mm x 83mm x 92mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6") with a weight of 428 grams (0.94 lbs) and the Samsung WB800F has sizing of 111mm x 65mm x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9") and a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs).

Look at the Samsung HZ25W versus Samsung WB800F in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the HZ25W and the WB800F.

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the HZ25W and WB800F is 70 and 92 respectively.

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizes simply by looking through specifications. The image underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the HZ25W and WB800F.

Plainly, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Samsung WB800F to result in extra detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged HZ25W will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ25W Portrait photography features
Samsung WB800F Portrait photography features
34
has manual focus
saves RAW formats
no manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
44
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung HZ25W
Street photography with Samsung WB800F
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (218g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ25W Sports photography advice
Samsung WB800F Sports photography advice
34
long zoom range (26-624mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
53
great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung HZ25W
Travel photography with Samsung WB800F
52
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
great reach (624mm)
missing Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
70
lighter than competition in class (218 grams)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung HZ25W Landscape photography information
Samsung WB800F Landscape photography information
44
has manual focus
reasonably wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
no manual exposure
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse function
50
you can focus manually
pretty wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ25W Vlogging features
Samsung WB800F Vlogging features
24
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone port
35
pretty wide (23mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (218 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic port
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Samsung HZ25W vs Samsung WB800F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ25W and Samsung WB800F
 Samsung HZ25WSamsung WB800F
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung HZ25W Samsung WB800F
Also called as WB5000 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-07-06 2013-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-624mm (24.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 16s 16s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 428 gr (0.94 lbs) 218 gr (0.48 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 83 x 92mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6") 111 x 65 x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SC/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $350 $300