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Samsung WB30 Digital Camera

16.2MP 10x CCD Jul 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Samsung compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Samsung.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], and the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung WB30 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average screen size of cameras that are a similar age to the WB30 is 2.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Fujifilm Finepix F800[plb_1518759_price], and the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung WB30 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the WB30 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung WB30 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the WB30 range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

Other 16.2MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung ST72[plb_1609451_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung WB30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung WB30 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Samsung WB30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WB30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WB30 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB30 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB30 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Samsung camera also have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the WB30 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

Cameras of this type and age have combined zoom of between 3x and 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. With a combined zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30 has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 16 seconds, the Samsung WB30 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB30. The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 13s.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 4 seconds, the Samsung WB30 has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WB30. The flash recharging times of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB30 range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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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 typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the WB30 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. The Samsung WB30 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the WB30.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Samsung WB30 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB30. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung WB30 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the WB30 do support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung WB30 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung WB30 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung WB30 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB30 are not waterproof. The Samsung WB30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung WB30 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the WB30. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung WB30 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB30 is 350MB.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung WB30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung WB30 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung WB30 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30. The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB30 is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung WB30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WB30. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Samsung camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WB30.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST96[plb_1338363_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WB30.

There are a number of alternative 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6300[plb_1280891_price].

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (12x and higher rated), the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price] (12x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Samsung WB30 has a fairly typical weight (131 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Packaging Content
Networking
Other Features

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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Olympus Stylus SZ-15 vs Samsung WB30

Olympus Stylus SZ-15 vs Samsung WB30
Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Samsung WB30
$ 216.99
28.4MB Bigger Internal Memory
60% Longer Maximum Focal Length
14x Bigger Optical Zoom
230,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Speed
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