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Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F Digital Camera

$399.00
Compact Camera 16.2MP 21x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Good size
Some frustrating features of GPS (maps to download)
46 Reviews + 4 Awards
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product Ephotozine Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Digitaltrends.com all of whom concluded that this digital camera was good.

This digital camera received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,330 expert and user reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features

Some Frustrating Features of GPS (maps to Download)

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good features. Five years ago Reviewed.com mentioned “Some frustrating features of GPS (maps to download)” however they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Stuff.tv mentioned “Buy it for the features and you'll be disappointed”.


Smart TV

WiFi E GPS Integrati

Seven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had gps. Reviewed.com said “Comprehensive WiFi and GPS modes”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Modes WiFi et GPS particulirement complets” in their review. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com four years ago “WiFi e GPS integrati”.


Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 614,000 pixels, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS, the Nikon Coolpix D7000, and the Samsung 200 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SAMSUNG WB850F 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 frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SAMSUNG WB850F 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 frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The SAMSUNG WB850F does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The SAMSUNG WB850F features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Canon A3300 IS, the Sony SLT-A57Y, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The SAMSUNG WB850F 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 were released around the same time as it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 2832 x 2832, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to this camera ranges 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eleven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “There are certainly plenty of compact megazooms to pick from these days.” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Expert website Reviewed.com said “Samsung's new WB850F is a compact long-zoom that improves upon last year's WB750” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Booredatwork.com said in their Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review “Has a 20x zoom20x shooter is very compact camera, that will easily fit into you bag”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good structurally.

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Average Weight

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a pretty typical weight (232 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the FinePix F770EXR (213g), or the F660EXR (217g) both from Fujifilm.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG WB850F has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this spec and age have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22. The SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. The SAMSUNG WB850F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 23 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG WB850F has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the SAMSUNG DV300F (5x), or the 150F (5x) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Canon A3300 IS, the Samsung NX100, and the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon A3300 IS, the Sony NEX-F3D, or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which has better reviews.

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Has a Night Mode

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a night mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F features date imprinting. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature date imprinting.

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Features Face Detection

The SAMSUNG WB850F features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The SAMSUNG WB850F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 200.

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Network Ready

The SAMSUNG WB850F is network ready. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are not network ready.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The SAMSUNG WB850F has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 200, or the Camera ($45.99) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an electronic compass.

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Features Album Organization

The SAMSUNG WB850F features album organization, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The SAMSUNG WB850F features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SAMSUNG WB850F features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The SAMSUNG WB850F features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Design

Build Quality

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Build quality”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Image quality is good.” in their review of this digital camera.

Build Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Reviewed.com mentioned “Qualit de construction” in their review of this digital camera.

Smart Design

Three owners who bought it agreed that it was well designed. Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “Smart design” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Reviewed.com also wrote “Good materials, pleasant design and handling” in their review. Reviewed.com also said “WiFi functionality, design” in their review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Stylish, clear interface” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Viewing Angles, Nice to Use

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. Five years ago Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera “A pleasant interface”. One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to handle.

One person concluded that the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F was easy to use. Reviewed.com said “Good viewing angles, nice to use” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

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Video Full HD a 30 Fps

Two people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “Video Full HD a 30 fps” in their review of this digital camera.

AMOLED Screen

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Five years ago Reviewed.com said “Crisp OLED display” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago It Reviews.com said “Display AMOLED da 3 pollici” in their review of this digital camera. Reviewed.com also wrote “Impressive AMOLED screen” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “The 16.2MP Samsung WB850F is part of Samsung's Smart Camera range of compact cameras that have built-in Wi-Fi to enable images to be shared direct from the camera” in their Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review.

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “If you want an all-round traveller's camera, you need a long zoom, decent resolution and built-in GPS” in their review of this digital camera.

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Zoom Ottico 21x

Six owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. It Reviews.com mentioned “Zoom ottico 21x”. Reviewed.com mentioned “Long zoom range” . Expert website T3.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “On board are a 21x optical zoom, GPS image tag”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good lens.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Macworld.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its stabilisation system became less effective at the telephoto end of the zoom—which is precisely where a user needs it mo”.

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Poorly Placed Flash Release

One customer who bought it thought it did not have a good flash. Reviewed.com mentioned “Poorly placed flash release” in their Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F review nonetheless they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who purchased it thought it had a good battery life. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “We did find the battery ran out quickly when”.


Support

Good Support

One person who purchased this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb850fbpbus, samsung wb850fbpbus
Barcodes 00044701016373, 08806071846729, 08806071847399, 08806071869322

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