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Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II

Portability
98
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30
Samsung WB700 front
 
Sony Alpha A7R II front
Portability
68
Imaging
76
Features
84
Overall
79

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Key Specs

Samsung WB700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 100 x 59 x 22mm
  • Launched December 2010
Sony A7R II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 625g - 127 x 96 x 60mm
  • Revealed June 2015
  • Superseded the Sony A7R
  • Refreshed by Sony A7R III
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Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by rivals Samsung and Sony. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the WB700 (14MP) and A7R II (42MP) and the WB700 (1/2.3") and A7R II (Full frame) provide different sensor dimensions.

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The WB700 was introduced 5 years earlier than the A7R II and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Samsung WB700 being a Compact camera and the Sony A7R II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief view of how the WB700 scores against the A7R II in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB700 over the Sony A7R II

 WB700 A7R II 

Reasons to pick Sony A7R II over the Samsung WB700

 A7R II WB700 
RevealedJune 2015December 2010More recent by 54 months
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1229k614kCrisper screen (+615k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB700 and Sony A7R II

 WB700 A7R II 
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and proportions. The Samsung WB700 has got outside measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) and the Sony A7R II has measurements of 127mm x 96mm x 60mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 625 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the WB700 and the A7R II.

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the WB700 and A7R II is 98 and 68 respectively.

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements merely by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here should provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the WB700 and A7R II.

As you can see, the 2 cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The WB700 using its smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field tougher and the Sony A7R II will show more detail using its extra 28 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The older WB700 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II sensor size comparison

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB700 Portrait photography details
Sony A7R II Portrait photography details
30
resolution is good (14MP)
no manual focus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
85
has manual focus
excellent resolution (42MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
has face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB700 Street photography details
Sony A7R II Street photography details
49
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
low maximum ISO (0)
81
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB700 Sports photography details
Sony A7R II Sports photography details
28
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
fixed focal length (()mm)
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent resolution (42MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
has phase detect auto focus
slow fps (5.0 frames per second)
not so great battery power (290 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB700 Travel photography advice
Sony A7R II Travel photography advice
70
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
62
weather proofing
excellent resolution (42MP)
not so great battery power (290 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB700 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A7R II as a Landscape photography camera
38
fast maximum aperture (f)
good sized screen (3")
resolution is good (14MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
low maximum ISO (0)
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
82
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent resolution (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
not so great battery power (290 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB700 Vlogging features
Sony A7R II Vlogging features
27
fast maximum aperture (f)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic socket
37
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has mic jack
display isn't selfie friendly
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Samsung WB700 vs Sony A7R II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB700 and Sony A7R II
 Samsung WB700Sony Alpha A7R II
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung WB700 Sony Alpha A7R II
Category Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2010-12-28 2015-06-10
Body design Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 42MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 7974 x 5316
Highest native ISO - 25600
Highest boosted ISO - 102400
Minimum native ISO - 100
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 399
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range () -
Total lenses - 121
Crop factor 5.9 1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 614k dot 1,229k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed - 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - no built-in flash
Flash options - no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight - 625 gr (1.38 pounds)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 127 x 96 x 60mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 98
DXO Color Depth score not tested 26.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.9
DXO Low light score not tested 3434
Other
Battery life - 290 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FW50
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Storage media - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $300 $2,913