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Samsung WB30F Digital Camera

16.2MP 10x CCD Jul 2013
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18 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 5,487 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this spec 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.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB30F range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price], and the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB30F which do not support wi-Fi, the Samsung WB30F supports wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung WB30F has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including the ST72[pl_1609451_price], or the SAMSUNG WB850F[pl_1413690_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (16.3MP) both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Samsung WB30F has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB30F, the Samsung WB30F has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB30F. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the WB30F the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WB30F.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30F. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung WB30F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Cameras of a similar type and age to the WB30F still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 49x. With a combined zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Samsung WB30F has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (16 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB30F. The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB30F range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Cameras of this type and age have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s. The Samsung WB30F has a quite short flash recharging time (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB30F.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB30F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB30F have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WB30F have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Samsung WB30F does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung WB30F does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Samsung WB30F is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the WB30F do not have a GPS (satellite). The Samsung WB30F is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung WB30F is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the WB30F are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung WB30F has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30F. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung WB30F is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung WB30F is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB30F. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung WB30F has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB30F range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB30F

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the WB30F over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the A1455[pl_1772760_price] (5.7x), or the J1455[pl_1773004_price] (5.7x) both from GE which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x), or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB30F.

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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)
Combined Zoom
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
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
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
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 Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(10)
31 January 2014

Travel zoom cameras offer a pretty handy size advantage over most SLR-like ultrazooms and interchangeable-lens cameras, even mirrorless models. That makes them quite well-suited to trips where you... Read more…

14 June 2013

For a retail price of Php8,490, I say that the Samsung WB30F Smart Camera is a good candidate for your next handy-dandy camera. It fares well among its competitors (Wi-Fi, 10x Optical Zoom) in...

The WB30F is your ultimate on-the-go camera if you're big on sharing your photos online instantly. I was never big on sharing tidbits of my life via social networks. The way I like my gadgets...

The Samsung WB30F is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with a 10x, 24-240mm optically-stabilized lens in an ultra-slim body that is only 17mm thick. The WB30F also features 720p HD video recording... Read more…

21 May 2013

The Samsung WB30F offers excellent value for money for a compact camera with 10x optical zoom lens, a 3 inch screen, and built in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi sharing on this camera is about as easy as it gets,...

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User Reviews

(100)
Reviewed 8 July 2015 by Brian Eggett
(Verified Purchase)

Very good does all it should very pleased.

This Viking boat launch was photographed using the "SAMSUNG 16 MEGAPIXEL WB30F CAMERA" at Falmouth Harbour Cornwall UK - 2015. The images are bright and sharp and many were taken using the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by Dave Green
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera company very helpful with he problem I had with it.

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by David Roberts
(Verified Purchase)

Very good camara for the price, easy to use and the wifi is great for sending pics, alround very good.

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Rebecca Offer
(Verified Purchase)

Really nice camera easy to use light to carry.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung wb30, samsung wb30f, samsung ecwb30, samsung ecwb30f, samsung ecwb30fz, samsung ecwb30fzb, samsung ecwb30fzbp, samsung ecwb30fzbpw, samsung ecwb30fzbpb, samsung ecwb30fzbpwu, samsung ecwb30fzbpbu, samsung ecwb30fzbpbus, samsung ecwb30fzbpwus
Barcodes 00733328451178, 00887276013657, 00887276986685, 08806085413764, 08806085415355, 08806085473249

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