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Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Samsung SL720 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
26
Overall
37

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Key Specs

Samsung SL720
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
  • Announced July 2009
  • Additionally referred to as PL70
Sony W810
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-162mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 111g - 97 x 56 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Samsung and Sony. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the SL720 (12MP) and W810 (20MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SL720 was brought out 5 years before the W810 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the SL720 grades vs the W810 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung SL720 over the Sony W810

 SL720 W810 

Reasons to pick Sony W810 over the Samsung SL720

 W810 SL720 
IntroducedJanuary 2014July 2009More modern by 54 months

Common features in the Samsung SL720 and Sony W810

 SL720 W810 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display measurements
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera, you have to think about its weight and volume. The Samsung SL720 enjoys physical measurements of 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") with a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) and the Sony W810 has sizing of 97mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs).

Look at the Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the SL720 and the W810.

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SL720 and W810 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 top view buttons comparison

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes simply by viewing a spec sheet. The image here might provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the SL720 and W810.

As you can see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Sony W810 to provide you with more detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged SL720 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 sensor size comparison

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung SL720 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W810 as a Portrait photography camera
21
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
38
MP count good (20 megapixels)
has face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung SL720 Street photography details
Sony W810 Street photography details
47
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than average in class (168g)
59
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung SL720 as a Sports photography camera
Sony W810 as a Sports photography camera
17
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
has tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung SL720
Travel photography with Sony W810
56
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (168 grams)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
MP count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (27mm)
missing Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung SL720
Landscape photography with Sony W810
27
decently wide (28mm)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
41
relatively wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung SL720
Vlogging with Sony W810
25
decently wide (28mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing microphone support
more heavy than average in class (168g)
32
relatively wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone support
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Samsung SL720 vs Sony W810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung SL720 and Sony W810
 Samsung SL720Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung SL720 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
Also called as PL70 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2009-07-14 2014-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 27-162mm (6.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 2 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.60 m 3.20 m (with ISO auto)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 168g (0.37 lbs) 111g (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") 97 x 56 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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
Battery life - 200 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $119 $100