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Samsung 30F Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 10x Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Samsung has good reviews for its digital cameras
Quite large display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 7,714 expert and user reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera has been on the market since November 2013.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung 30F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the 200, or the WB350F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which all of have better reviews.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Samsung 30F has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung 30F has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and type range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 30F has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the A1455 (5.7x and higher rated), or the J1455 (5.7x and higher rated) both from GE.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung 30F has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 10x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony DSC-H70R.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (12x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung 30F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 30F has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 30F has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 30F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W which both of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 30F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels camera.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the 72, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix D7000 (£755.58).

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the K-500 (£399.99) (16.28MP and higher rated), or the K-01 (16.28MP and higher rated) both from Pentax.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Samsung 30F has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung 30F has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 36GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB. The Samsung 30F has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung 30F has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung 30F has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 30F has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

At only 4 seconds, the Samsung 30F has a quite fast flash recharging time compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The average flash recharging time of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5.5s.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb30fzbpbus, samsung ecwb30fzbpwus, samsung wb30f
Barcodes 00733328451178, 00887276013657, 00887276986678, 00887276986685, 08806085366107, 08806085370302, 08806085394148, 08806085394155, 08806085400436, 08806085400443, 08806085402706, 08806085411111, 08806085413238, 08806085413252, 08806085413764, 08806085413825, 08806085453845, 08806085468382, 08806085473249, 08806085500983

Samsung 30F Review Sources

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