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Samsung WB800F Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.3MP 21x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
23 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this Samsung camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and PC Mag the average expert rating of this Samsung digital camera is 73%.

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this digital camera rated this camera 72 out of 100 on average.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 7,330 expert and owner reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good reviews for its cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The WB800F is a compact, well designed, sturdily built”. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very nice camera, looks great, handles nicely, excellent picture quality and very versatile overall.I'm very pleased indeed overall with the camera.” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Robust

Four customers mentioned that the product was well made. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Samsung WB800F is a Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom with 21x optical zoom lens, 3inch touch screen, 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full HD video, built in pop up flash”. Four years ago expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The WB800F is a precision built and robustly constructed imaging tool that was obviously designed for se”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on Steve's Digicams “By Eric Butterfield The Samsung WB800F is a super-zoom camera with Wi-Fi built in”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was reliable. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I'm in Nice for a week and really needed the camera to be reliable”.

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Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Digitalcamerareview.com said four years ago “Easy to use P&S digicam with a 21x zoom.” and scored the Samsung WB800F 4 stars out of 5. One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well designed.


Good Quality Pictures

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. One person reckoned that the product had a good image sensor.

One owner said in their reviews that the Samsung WB800F had a good picture resolution.

Good Flash

One person said that this digital camera had a good flash.

Good Quality Lens

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung WB800F had a good zoom. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Samsung WB800F packs a sharp 21x zoom lens and Wi-Fi.” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “A 21x zoom and a wealth of shooting options”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “If you want a small camera with a big zoom that's easy to use”.

Good Video Capture

Two customers considered that it was good for video recording.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good screen. Four years ago Itreviews.com wrote on expert website IT Reviews.com “It’s also got a responsive touch screen and one of the better Wi-Fi implementations we’ve seen.” yet they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers mentioned that this digital camera was good value for money. Technlologyx.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung WB800F Smart Camera is a great point-and-shoot for the price tag”. Mr. Peter Santus said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera was a bargain at around” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Mr. Peter Santus also wrote “Brilliant photos, fantastic zoom, good value for money” in his review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person considered that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had email functionality. Miss Dianne L Leask wrote “I love that I can email a shot straight from the camera or upload to Facebook”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Expert website Technlologyx.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung WB800F “It is quite rich in features, especially for a camera und”. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote four years ago “Quick TakeProsPowerful 21X zoom Wi-Fi sharing features Attractive photo filters Good image” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five customers thought it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Samsung WB800F on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung WB800F is a 16 megapixel travel-zoom compact camera featuring built-in Wi-fi connectivity” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung WB800F ($299.99 direct)$277.61 at Amazon is a compact superzoom cameras with an impressively sharp 21x zoom lens. It's also got a responsive touch screen” and scored it 70 out of 100. Expert website Itreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung WB800F ($299.99 direct) is a compact superzoom cameras with an impressively sharp 21x zoom lens”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Miss Dianne L Leask mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Camera is not too heavy & could still slip in jeans pocket if needed” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

The Samsung WB800F has a pretty standard weight (218 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8". At 3 inches, the Samsung WB800F has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F, or the Sony NEX-6Y (£934.39) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Df (£2,039.00) (3.2"), the D4 (£4,689.00) (3.2"), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung WB800F has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB800F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the 200, and the 150F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung WB800F supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB800F has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung WB800F has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB800F has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 21x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the SZ-14 (£104.99) (24x), or the Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x) both from Olympus which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At only 2.8, the Samsung WB800F has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 23 millimeters, the Samsung WB800F has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Samsung WB800F has a fairly typical digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other 5x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the SAMSUNG MV900F, or the SAMSUNG ST96 both from Samsung.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GE J1455 (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB800F has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB800F has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3648 x 2736, 4608 x 2592, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488, 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768 and 2832 x 2832. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Samsung WB800F is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung WB800F has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 4GB and the largest is 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB800F has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. At only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung WB800F has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung WB800F has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung WB800F has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung WB800F features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB800F has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung WB800F supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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 digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this 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 highest video resolution of the Samsung WB800F is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have flash recharging times of between 3s and 15s. At only 4 seconds, the Samsung WB800F has a fairly fast flash recharging time compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung WB800F does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the WB800F.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb800ffprus, samsung ecwb800ffpbus, samsung ecwb800fbpwfr, samsung ecwb800ffpwus, samsung wb800f, ecwb800ffpbe1, samsung 163mp, samsung 1080p
Barcodes 00806085336100, 00887276009759, 05711045760037, 05711045895180, 08806085336100, 08806085363595, 08806085363618, 08806085365414, 08806085370500, 08806085370555, 08806085475700

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