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Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 21x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Build quality
Has a GPS (satellite)
68 Reviews + 4 Awards
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product Ephotozine Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The editors of review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Digitaltrends.com all recommend this Samsung digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this medium megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 78%.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


Design

Build Quality

Two customers mentioned that it was good quality. Five years ago website Reviewed.com mentioned “Build quality”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “Image quality is good.” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Stylish, Clear Interface

Two customers reckoned that the product had a good interface. Website Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Stylish, clear interface” . Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “A pleasant interface” in their Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review.

Smart Design

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was well designed. Website Reviewed.com mentioned in their Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review “Good materials, pleasant design and handling”. They also wrote “Smart design” in their review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Samsung released the SAMSUNG WB850F.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The SAMSUNG WB850F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F, or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K which both of have better reviews.

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Network Ready

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F is network ready, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which are not network ready.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix D7000.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. The SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (614,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 232 grams, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the FinePix F770EXR (£228) (213g), or the F660EXR (£181) (217g) both from Fujifilm.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 0.34x to 65x. At 21 times zoom factor, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317) (30x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the A3300 IS, or the G1 X (£479.99) both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the SAMSUNG DV300F (5x and higher rated), or the 150F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22. At only 2.8, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 23 millimeters, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, the Samsung NX100, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, the Sony SLT-A57Y, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 are also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a night mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a video out.

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Features Face Detection

The SAMSUNG WB850F features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony HX100V, and the Samsung Camera (£22.98) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) is also worth considering.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has an electronic compass, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features album organization. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature album organization.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features saturation adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SAMSUNG WB850F features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features calendar. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature calendar.

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Long Zoom Range

Two people who bought it thought it had a good zoom. Website Reviewed.com wrote “Long zoom range” in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SAMSUNG WB850F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 2832 x 2832, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Nikon Coolpix D7000, or the Sony HX100V.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X-E1 (£435.10) (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The SAMSUNG WB850F does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SAMSUNG WB850F supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb850fbpbus, samsung wb850fbpbus
Barcodes 00044701016373, 08806071846729, 08806071847399, 08806071869322

Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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