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Samsung WB50F Digital Camera

16.2MP 12x CCD Mar 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Samsung WB50F Smart Camera Digital: Specs, Pics, reviews 2014
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Samsung WB50F Camera Review - 16.2MP - WiFi & NFC - 12x optical Zoom - 3.0 LCD
Samsung wb50f camera review

25 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this camera is 84% based on 26 user reviews.

Easy to Use

Some Samsung WB50F reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Joan Langston wrote in his review of the Samsung WB50F on Amazon “Easy to use and produces good clear photoes” and scored the product very highly. Peter Barber said in his Samsung WB50F review “Is extremely easy to use”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Peter Barber said on Amazon “Fits neatly into a pocket or handbag” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One customer thought it was good looking. In October last year Mr. P. Harvey scored the Samsung WB50F very highly and wrote “When I received the camera, which was to be a gift, I ran through some basic tests to check it out and it performed beautifully” in their Samsung WB50F review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Samsung WB50F reviewers said that the Samsung WB50F had good features. Irving Scott gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Excellent Camera, Excellent results, Superb features, This is my 3rd Version ans the first by Samsung of these brilliant little diamonds”. Mr. P. Harvey gave it a very good review score and mentioned “When making my selection I focussed upon those features the vast majority of purchasers would look for, i.e”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Samsung WB50F reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung WB50F was able to produce good images. Irving Scott rated the product as excellent and he mentioned in his review on Amazon two years ago “Fully featured and delivers great Pics”.

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Product Quality

One Samsung WB50F reviewer thought this digital camera was good quality. Abart wrote on Amazon “Fantastic quality pictures” in their review of the Samsung WB50F.

Good Connectivity

One person said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Mr Richard Donohoe mentioned “I can transfer from camera to iPad when both connected to Wifi, very easily” in his review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around 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.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung WB50F supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung WB200F[plb_2071998_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung WB50F has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB50F. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB50F have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

We compared all the other 16.2MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price], and the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (16.3MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung WB50F has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung WB50F has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Samsung WB50F has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the WB50F. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes" and "Daylight" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. The Samsung WB50F has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB50F has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This Samsung digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Samsung camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Samsung WB50F is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Samsung camera. The image editing modes Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung WB50F supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution 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). Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB50F the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Samsung WB50F is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the WB50F.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WB50F is 2.6mm and the longest is 290mm.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The minimum hard disk spaces requirement of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB50F range from 25MB to 1.1GB. The Samsung WB50F has a fairly low minimum hard disk space requirement (only 110 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the digital zoom of, the Samsung WB50F's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Digital cameras of this type and age have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

Alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price], or the Fujifilm Finepix F800[plb_1518759_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (4x), or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung WB50F does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB50F.

Other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider include 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.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WB50F, the Samsung WB50F does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung WB50F is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Samsung WB50F is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the WB50F, the Samsung WB50F is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung WB50F is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WB50F. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung WB50F has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Samsung camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung WB50F is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WB50F. The image format "GIF" is also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB50F

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the WB50F over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB50F has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB50F.

There are a number of other 12x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (21x and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Average Weight

The Samsung WB50F has a pretty standard weight (157 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB50F.

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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
Light Exposure Mode
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Matt
Matt would recommend the Samsung WB50F (Verified Purchase)

Product is used for business purposes to identify parts and tags. This camera was very simple its use is intuitive. I have never needed to look at the manual to figure out how to use a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Motojoc
Motojoc would recommend the Samsung WB50F (Verified Purchase)

Got this for my wife so she could point ant shoot. It works wonderfully. She took it to Boston, Plymouth and New York and had no problem taking great photos. Downloading the photos to her iPad was... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2015 by PTGirl
PTGirl would recommend the Samsung WB50F (Verified Purchase)

I quickly needed a small point-and-shoot camera after my Samsung S100 suddenly died on me. I use a large Panasonic Z1000 otherwise but needed something that I have with me at all times. B&H... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2015 by MR RICHARD DONOHOE
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera, some subtle pluses such as pointing the flash up to avoid red eye and email facility straight from phone. I can transfer from camera to iPad when both connected to Wifi, very... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Lighting
Lighting would recommend the Samsung WB50F (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera at work so simple shots are taken and so quick to upload to my computer to send my emails to vendors and customers...

(Verified Purchase)

The purchase of this camera revealed some surprising features which I had not realised when I placed my order. When making my selection I focussed upon those features the vast majority of... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a brilliant camera. Fits neatly into a pocket or handbag and is extremely easy to use.

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Stephen Kirkup
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera easy to use and fantastic price.

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Ringaudas Kirstukas
(Verified Purchase)

This camera has focusing issues when filming and taking pictures. Not worth the money. Save money for sony rx100. Also the seller is playing with me as they do not want to accept the return.

Reviewed 11 November 2014 by ABart
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic quality pictures.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung wb50, samsung wb50f, samsung ecwb50, samsung ecwb50f, samsung ecwb50fz, samsung ecwb50fzb, samsung ecwb50fzbp, samsung ecwb50fzbpr, samsung ecwb50fzbpb, samsung ecwb50fzbpbu, samsung ecwb50fzbpru, samsung ecwb50fzbdbm3, samsung ecwb50fzbprus, samsung ecwb50fzbdwm3, samsung ecwb50fzbpbus
Barcodes 00887276960005, 00887276960012, 00887276960029, 08806085922211, 08806085922228, 08806085922235, 08806085922242, 08806085922259, 08806085950146, 08806085950153, 08806085950160, 08806085962132, 08806085962170, 08806086093903, 08806086135283, 08806086153959, 08872769600058

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