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Samsung WB30F Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 10x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good size
Ease of use
110 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, parentesis.com and tecnozoom.it this camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

This medium megapixel digital camera has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100 based on 100 owner reviews. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

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


Price

Reasonably Priced

Eleven customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Paul Gibbon mentioned “Really pleased with purchase good price”. T M Roberts wrote in their review of the Samsung WB30F on expert website Amazon “The quality of this piece seems good for the price”. David mentioned “Good quality photos from a very reasonably priced camera with the added advantage of very quick delivery”.


Design

Ease of Use

Seventeen people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago website Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Ease of use” in their review of this digital camera. Rebecca Offer said “Really nice camera easy to use light to carry” in her review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Laurena1987 mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Not have to collect leads into laptop anymore to do this - so handy!” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Derek Vernon-Morris mentioned “The menu selection is quick” and rated the Samsung WB30F 5 stars out of 5. Dominic said “It can be easily configured in the settings” in his review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Walter Moore gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “No complaint regarding the appearance and the obvious quality of the camera”. Steve wrote on expert website Amazon “It takes pretty good photos” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was neat. Annie gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Neat little camera”. Frankee Page scored the Samsung WB30F a maximum of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Love this camera, very neat and compact, also love the white, very smart”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven owners who reviewed the Samsung WB30F agreed that it was good quality. Rob S said on expert website Amazon four years ago “A good quality picture helps sell the item”. Vinicusend wrote on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Good quality product reliable make” in their review of this digital camera. Bubbly Bunny scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “A fabulous camera - have been using it for the last year and am really pleased with the quality of the pictures” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the Samsung WB30F concluded that it had a good lens. Four years ago Sanjay mentioned “The lens seems very good” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored it 2 stars out of 5. Anya said on expert review site Amazon “Really good lens”.

Two owners who bought it wrote that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Claire mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The zoom is excellent, far superior to a phone”. Ed.f wrote “Great lens and zoom (wide angle” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Three owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Derek Vernon-Morris mentioned in his review of the Samsung WB30F on expert review site Amazon “It is excellent for movie sequences and still shots” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Andi Wylie wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon also three years ago “It has everything you need to take fantastic pictures and videos” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Derek Vernon-Morris also said “Sound reproduction is clear during movie shots” in his review.

Extensive Photo Editing Options

Twenty-one customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Extensive photo editing options”. Lou mentioned in his review of this digital camera “One in every 5 pictures are clear” but even so he rated it 2 stars out of 5. Mrs E Macdonald scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote on expert review site Amazon “AND it takes great photos” in her review of the Samsung WB30F.

Two owners reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Sanjay wrote “The camera has a number of shooting modes; Program, Auto, Portrait etc” in their review of this digital camera. Ian Wantling mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The panorama shooting mode is excellent”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Rob S wrote “The main features are controlled on screen, easy to navigate”. Ed.f gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The screen is nice and bright”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nine customers agreed that it was compact. Four years ago Peter Tierney scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “We were looking for an up to date compact camera, small, light weight”. Nisha gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote on expert review site Amazon “It's compact and easy to use” in her review of this digital camera. Kathryn White said “A great compact camera that is only around”.

Average Weight

The Samsung WB30F has a fairly standard weight (131 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features

Tons of On Board Software Features

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote three years ago “Tons of on board software features”. Four years ago T a Kennedy rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Amazon “Lots of features, easy to use, fits in pocket easily”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two people thought the product had a good battery life. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote “Good battery life” in their review of the Samsung WB30F. Rob S rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Easy to fit the battery and card, some cameras are fiddly with hard to open compartments, again very impressed with the camera”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when this camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB30F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the 200, and the WB350F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm are also worth considering.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Samsung WB30F has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the NEX-6Y (£934.39) both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which all of have better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include 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 WB30F has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. Medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

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

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include 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

The Samsung WB30F has a relatively typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Nikon S6300, or the Samsung 200.

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB30F has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB30F has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 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 WB30F has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB30F has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

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 that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Samsung 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. Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 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 commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of this spec and age.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.2MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the 72, and the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung are also worth considering.

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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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung WB30F has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a tripod mountable.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

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 medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum memory card size of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung WB30F has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB30F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of digital cameras of this age and type is 3s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. The Samsung WB30F has a quite fast flash recharging time (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806085415355

Samsung WB30F Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung WB30F 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 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 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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