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Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
50
Overall
42
Samsung WB750 front
 
Sony Alpha A7S front
Portability
77
Imaging
60
Features
73
Overall
65

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Key Specs

Samsung WB750
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 193g - 105 x 59 x 25mm
  • Revealed September 2011
Sony A7S
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 409600
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 489g - 127 x 94 x 48mm
  • Introduced April 2014
  • Later Model is Sony A7S II
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Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Samsung and Sony. The image resolution of the WB750 (13MP) and the A7S (12MP) is relatively well matched but the WB750 (1/2.3") and A7S (Full frame) offer totally different sensor sizes.

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The WB750 was launched 3 years earlier than the A7S which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Samsung WB750 being a Compact camera and the Sony A7S being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the WB750 grades against the A7S when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB750 over the Sony A7S

 WB750 A7S 

Reasons to pick Sony A7S over the Samsung WB750

 A7S WB750 
IntroducedApril 2014September 2011More modern by 31 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1230k460kSharper screen (+770k dot)

Common features in the Samsung WB750 and Sony A7S

 WB750 A7S 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Samsung WB750 offers outside dimensions of 105mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0") having a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs) whilst the Sony A7S has specifications of 127mm x 94mm x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9") along with a weight of 489 grams (1.08 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are using at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the WB750 against the A7S.

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the WB750 and A7S is 93 and 77 respectively.

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to visualise the difference between sensor sizes simply by checking specs. The image underneath should give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the WB750 and A7S.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The WB750 because of its tinier sensor will make getting bokeh trickier and the Samsung WB750 will resolve greater detail utilizing its extra 1MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs way more aggressively. The more aged WB750 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S sensor size comparison

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB750 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A7S as a Portrait photography camera
42
focusing manually
good resolution (13 megapixels)
has face detect focus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
68
manual focus
great sensor size (Full frame)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW files
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Samsung WB750 as a Street photography camera
Sony A7S as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (193g)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
76
has a tilting screen
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
environment sealing
lighter than competition (489 grams)
above average ISO range (409,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung WB750 Sports photography highlights
Sony A7S Sports photography highlights
51
long zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (13MP)
has tracking focus
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
52
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
great sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking autofocus
environment sealing
max frames per second very slow (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
bad battery pack (360 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
Photography Glossary

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung WB750
Travel photography with Sony A7S
69
lighter than competitors in class (193g)
good resolution (13MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
long zoom (432mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
58
lighter than competition (489g)
environment sealing
bad battery pack (360 CIPA)
resolution not great (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB750 Landscape photography factors
Sony A7S Landscape photography factors
49
focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (13MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
66
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (409,600)
supports RAW files
environment sealing
no image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
bad battery pack (360 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung WB750 Vlogging factors
Sony A7S Vlogging factors
34
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (193g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone support
34
has face detection focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external mic socket
lighter than competition (489 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Samsung WB750 vs Sony A7S Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB750 and Sony A7S
 Samsung WB750Sony Alpha A7S
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model Samsung WB750 Sony Alpha A7S
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2011-09-01 2014-04-06
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 35.8 x 23.9mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 855.6mm²
Sensor resolution 13 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4096 x 3072 4240 x 2832
Highest native ISO 3200 409600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 25
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range 24-432mm (18.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.2-5.8 -
Macro focus range 5cm -
Amount of lenses - 121
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.71x
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.30 m no built-in flash
Flash modes On, Off, Fill, Red-eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320x 240 fps (30/15 fps) 3840 x 2160, XAVC S 1080 60p(50Mbps), 30p (50Mbps), 24p (50Mbps). 720 120p (50Mbps). AVCHD 60p (28Mbps), 60i (24Mbps/17Mbps), 24p (24Mbps/17Mbps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 193g (0.43 lbs) 489g (1.08 lbs)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0") 127 x 94 x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 87
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.9
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.2
DXO Low light score not tested 3702
Other
Battery life - 360 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $339 $1,998