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Samsung 31F Digital Camera

16.2MP 10x CCD Apr 2013
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31 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 9 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Samsung compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Samsung.

Reasonably Priced

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung 31F was good value for money. Mols mentioned “Value for money”.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung 31F owner who bought it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung 31F reviewer thought the Samsung 31F was good quality. Georgesavva wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It seems to be a great piece of kit with a really good video quality”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Samsung 31F reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Mols rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Clarity of images very clear” in their review of the Samsung 31F. Three years ago Sahara wrote on Amazon “Took the photos alright - NOW to transfer them forget it” however they rated it 2 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung 31F owner wrote that it was wifi compatible. Sahara wrote on Amazon “ANd there seems NO option to do it non wireless via a good old fashioned cable” but even so they only rated it 2 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it thought it was easy to use. Mols said on Amazon “Easy to use” in their review of the Samsung 31F and rated the product 5 stars.

Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The normal focusing ranges (wide) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.01m to 0.8m. At 0.8 meters, the Samsung 31F has a quite big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 31F.

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Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Cameras of this age and type have normal focusing ranges (tele) of between 0.2m and 3.5m. With a normal focusing range (tele) of 2.5 meters, the Samsung 31F has a fairly big normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the 31F.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31F is 2.8". At 3 inches, the Samsung 31F has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 31F.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (4.8") both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung 31F supports wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 31F do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung 31F has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 31F is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], or the WB30F[pl_1598460_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (16.3MP and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 31F, the Samsung 31F has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 31F has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 31F also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Lexibook DJ048[plb_1783500_price], and the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] is also worth considering.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung 31F is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a similar age to the 31F. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung 31F is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31F. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung 31F has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 31F. Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 31F the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung 31F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 31F is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Samsung 31F which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung 31F is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF, GIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Samsung 31F has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (16 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Samsung 31F supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). The best video resolution of all cameras of a similar age and type to the 31F is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 31F that we have assessed, the flash recharging time of the Samsung 31F of only 4 seconds is one of the shortest. The shortest flash recharging time of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 31F is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s.

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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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Samsung 31F has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung 31F has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Samsung 31F has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 31F. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 31F range from 10 to 200.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Bill Fry mentioned in his review on Amazon “Instruction manual is useless, impossible to follow.”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Samsung 31F does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung 31F does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price].

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Not 3D

The Samsung 31F is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung 31F does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31F are not waterproof. The Samsung 31F is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung 31F has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst compact cameras of this age. The average internal memory of cameras of a similar spec and age to the 31F is 290MB.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung 31F has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 31F is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung 31F has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 31F

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 31F has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 5x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], or the SAMSUNG MV900F[pl_1519008_price] both from Samsung or the HP s300[plb_1533752_price].

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the C1033[pl_1772798_price] (5.7x), the C1233[pl_1772801_price] (5.7x), or the J1455[pl_1773004_price] (5.7x) all from GE which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung 31F has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Samsung WB30F[plb_1609452_price], or the Canon 255 HS[plb_1538063_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x), the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price] (12x), or the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung 31F has a relatively typical weight (131 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 131g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the WB30F[pl_1609452_price], or the WB30F[pl_1598460_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

User Reviews

(6)
(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 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 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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