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Samsung WB31F Digital Camera

16.2MP 10x CCD Apr 2013
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27 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

On average, WB31F owners rated this camera 73 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of Samsung WB31F reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Jay said on Amazon “It is so easy to use even stevie wonder could work this camera” in his review.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Mols mentioned three years ago “Clarity of images very clear”. Two years ago Sahara said in their review on Amazon “Took the photos alright - NOW to transfer them forget it” although they scored this digital camera 40 out of 100.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung cameras and also specifically for Samsung compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings.

Reasonably Priced

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Mols gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Value for money”.

Good Size

One Samsung WB31F reviewer considered that the product was compact.

Good Video Capture

One person said that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung WB31F reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Georgesavva wrote in their review of the Samsung WB31F on Amazon “It seems to be a great piece of kit with a really good video quality” but despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung WB31F owner who purchased the Samsung WB31F concluded that it was wifi compatible. Sahara said “ANd there seems NO option to do it non wireless via a good old fashioned cable” in their review of the Samsung WB31F.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB31F is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". The Samsung WB31F has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price], the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price], and the Fujifilm Finepix F800[plb_1518759_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung WB31F supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB31F is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Samsung WB31F has one of the higher megapixel counts (16.2 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], the ST72[pl_1609451_price], or the WB30[pl_1598460_price] all from Samsung.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Galaxy EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (16.3MP), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (16.3MP) both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB31F, the Samsung WB31F has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], and the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB31F has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB31F also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras of this age and spec is 1GB and the largest is 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB31F has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung WB31F is a camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the WB31F take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB31F has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Samsung camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB31F the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Samsung WB31F has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The image formats EXIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the WB31F is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. At 16 seconds, the Samsung WB31F has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s. With a flash recharging time of only 4 seconds, the Samsung WB31F has one of the shorter flash recharging times amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung WB31F supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB31F. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WB31F the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Samsung WB31F has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the WB31F. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Samsung WB31F has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest minimum focal length of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Samsung WB31F has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB31F the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer reckoned that the Samsung WB31F did not have good technical guidance. Bill Fry gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and he wrote “Instruction manual is useless, impossible to follow.” in his review.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung WB31F does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years which support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB31F do not support Full HD video. The Samsung WB31F is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S6500[pl_1882940_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB31F are not 3D compatible. The Samsung WB31F is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung WB31F does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung WB31F is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung WB31F has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB31F. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras of this type and age is 330MB. At only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung WB31F has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WB31F.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung WB31F has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung WB31F has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the WB31F is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Samsung WB31F is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Samsung digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB31F. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Samsung WB31F has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB31F. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB31F

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Samsung WB31F has a fairly standard digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], or the PL80[pl_1412394_price] both from Samsung or the HP S300[plb_1533752_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the A1455[pl_1772760_price] (5.7x), or the J1455[pl_1773004_price] (5.7x) both from GE which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB31F has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB31F.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Samsung WB30F[plb_1609452_price], and the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x), the Nikon Coolpix S6400[plb_1794412_price] (12x), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Samsung WB31F has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 131g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], or the WB30[pl_1598460_price] both from Samsung.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

User Reviews

(9)
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera on the recommendation of a friend and I bought it specifically to shoot video. I've shot a number of videos with it already which turned out to be simple and easy - it's... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Reeveo
(Verified Purchase)

V Pleased.

Had mine for 2 days and it is so easy to use even stevie wonder could work this camera, just waiting for my micro sd card to be delivered so I can get the full benefit out of it, small and compact... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Samuel G.
(Verified Purchase)

A first class product which is as described.Hope to get lots os use out of it.

Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Mrs. J. L. Cawley | 3 Comments

Worst Camera I've even seen.....I can't do a thing with this pile of junk....it's way too complicated ..I don't even know how 2 take a photo...it's just sits in a case on my table....happy if any... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by B. Gilbert

Bought as a gift but my daughter loves it especially the colour and the fact that she upload photos direct to her phone or tablet by wifi.

Reviewed 12 June 2014 by Bill Fry
(Verified Purchase)

Instruction manual is useless, impossible to follow, but I got it to work in the end.
VHS recording was child's play compared with this.
Regards
Bill.

Reviewed 2 January 2014 by Sahara | 3 Comments

I have 534 movies, photos and panoramic shots from my holiday on the memory going NOWHERE"! Doesnt download to laptop.
Took the photos alright - NOW to transfer them forget it. ANd there... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2013 by Mols
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic. Easy to use. Clarity of images very clear. Fits easily into a pocket or small handbag. Value for money.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung wb31, samsung wb31f, samsung ecwb31, samsung ecwb31f, samsung ecwb31fz, samsung ecwb31fzb, samsung ecwb31fzbp, samsung ecwb31fzbpw, samsung ecwb31fzbpwg, samsung ecwb31fzbpwgb
Barcodes 08806085531536, 08806085536289, 08806085541726, 08806085652736

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