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Samsung WB50F Digital Camera

£162.30
£132.87 £29.43 cheaper than 78 days ago
Compact Camera 16.2MP 12x May 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
User reviews are good
Easy to use
Supports Wi-Fi
16 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is 80 out of 100 based on 13 user reviews. 6 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 7,714 expert and user reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings 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.


Design

Easy to Use

Four owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Easy to Use” in their Samsung WB50F review however they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Matt mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “This camera was very simple its use is intuitive” in his review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera has been on the market since May 2014.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung WB50F has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm S2980 (£113.84), or the Olympus SZ-14 (£99.99) both of which have better reviews; or the Samsung WB2100 (£130) which is cheaper.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (£132.99).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB50F supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99), the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (£151.49), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung WB50F supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The digital zooms of cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB50F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) which has better reviews; or the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) which is cheaper.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (£132.99) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB50F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Samsung digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (£151.49) (16.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung WB50F does not have an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB50F has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung WB50F has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung WB50F features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung WB50F is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Samsung 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 video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

Cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have flash recharging times of between 3s and 15s. At 5 seconds, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ptgirl gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The zoom is alright too.” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Six owners considered that the product was able to produce good images. Ptgirl mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Being used to the S100 or the Panasonic superzoom FZ1000 with very sharp images, these photos come out just "okay”. They also wrote “The photos are alright” in their review. Irving Scott mentioned on expert website Amazon “Fully featured and delivers great Pics” in his review of this digital camera.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb50fzbdbm3, samsung ecwb50fzbprus, samsung ecwb50fzbpwus, samsung ecwb50fzbdwm3, samsung ecwb50fzbpbus, samsung wb50f
Barcodes 00012300171168, 00617407445244, 00887276960005, 00887276960012, 00887276960029, 08806085922211, 08806085922228, 08806085922235, 08806085922242, 08806085922259, 08806085950146, 08806085950153, 08806085950160, 08806085962132, 08806085962170, 08806086093903, 08806086135283, 08806086153959, 08872769600058

Samsung WB50F Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung WB50F 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, 180,790 digital camera reviews and 4,014,200 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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