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Samsung WB30F Digital Camera

16.2MP 10x CCD Jul 2013
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and tecnozoom.it the average expert rating of this digital camera is 73%.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this Samsung camera on average 87 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-one Samsung WB30F reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung WB30F was able to produce good images. Annie wrote “The one- click feature for uploading makes it really easy to transfer photos and videos to my computer” in her review of the Samsung WB30F. Anya gave the product an excellent review and she said “Even at speed (eg as a passenger in a car) it was able to produce perfectly clear images” in her Samsung WB30F review. Bubbly Bunny gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Samsung WB30F “Using it for the last year and am really pleased with the quality of the pictures and the easy”.

Two people who bought the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Ian Wantling gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his Samsung WB30F review “The panorama shooting mode is excellent”. Sanjay said on Amazon “The camera has a number of shooting modes; Program, Auto, Portrait etc”.

One Samsung WB30F reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Sanjay said in their review of the Samsung WB30F “Low light compensation seems very good” but they only scored the product 2 stars. One Samsung WB30F reviewer who bought the Samsung WB30F thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Trc mentioned “This camera has great clarity” in their review of the Samsung WB30F.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Andi Wylie said on Amazon three years ago “It has everything you need to take fantastic pictures and videos” and scored the Samsung WB30F very highly. Derek Vernon-Morris mentioned on Amazon “It is excellent for movie sequences and still shots” in his review of the Samsung WB30F. Derek Vernon-Morris also mentioned “Sound reproduction is clear during movie shots”.

Good Quality Lens

Twelve customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom. Claire scored the product very highly and she mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is excellent, far superior to a phone” in her review. Ed.f said on Amazon “43mm) with a great macro zoom down to about 2cm”. Ian Wantling gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “Shoot camera with a reasonable zoom then the Samsung WB30F won't disappoint”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Anya wrote on Amazon “Really good lens” in her Samsung WB30F review. Ed.f said on Amazon “Great lens and zoom (wide angle”. Sanjay wrote four years ago “The lens seems very good”.

One Samsung WB30F reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Graham Ford gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned three years ago “Very compact & easily fits in pocket unlike previous SLR! - Good results on 'auto' focus & video footage crisp with v” in his review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Thirty-four Samsung WB30F reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Was expensive - now at a sensible price - handy camera takes good photos” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Cecil Keys said on Amazon “Very handy size and very easy to use” in his Samsung WB30F review. David gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Excellent camera, especially the easy to use/set up wifi option” in his review of the Samsung WB30F.

Several Samsung WB30F reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Derek Vernon-Morris gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his Samsung WB30F review on Amazon “The menu selection is quick and easy for changing quickly between modes”. Dominic said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “It can be easily configured in the settings”.

One Samsung WB30F owner reckoned that the product had a good experience. Ed.f wrote on Amazon “Great specifications, great user experience and perfect form”. One person said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. James wrote in his review three years ago “The internal memory was only big enough to hold two photos” .

One Samsung WB30F owner who reviewed the Samsung WB30F concluded that it was easy to setup.

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Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Ian Wantling said in his review of the Samsung WB30F “The built in added extras that give the WB30F the edge over anything I've used before -” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Samsung WB30F is a compact camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, built in Wi-Fi for sharing” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and mentioned in their review “Survey pics at work, after my trusty Panasonic gave up”. Vinicusend wrote on Amazon “Good quality product reliable make and EASY TO USE”.

Several customers who reviewed the Samsung WB30F concluded that it was strong and durable. Guy Maskall mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Lovely camera till I dropped it in a puddle!” yet he scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Five customers agreed that the product was good looking. Laurena1987 wrote in their review “It is gorgeous in the white”. Sanjay said in their review of the Samsung WB30F on Amazon four years ago “The first impression is that this is a good-looking modern camera”. Steve wrote on Amazon three years ago “It takes pretty good photos” in his Samsung WB30F review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Three Samsung WB30F reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Annie said “Neat little camera” in her review of this digital camera. Three years ago Mrs E Macdonald wrote on Amazon “I purchased this neat little compact camera to replace a small Olympus I had for years”.

A number of Samsung WB30F reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Chimaobim Betta Edu mentioned in their Samsung WB30F review “It's colrour and outer design is fine” but they scored it 1 stars. One Samsung WB30F reviewer who reviewed the Samsung WB30F thought it was smooth. Claire wrote in her review “Clear up skin imperfections and generally smooth out complexions” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Cath said “Great little camera and the Wi-Fi is very useful” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago David Roberts wrote on Amazon “Very good camara for the price, easy to use and the wifi is great for sending pics, alround very good” in his Samsung WB30F review. Denis Sargeant wrote three years ago “Takes very good photos, wi fi very handy”.

One Samsung WB30F reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Three years ago Steve mentioned “Internal battery charges from USB, case has a cheap plastic feel to it.”.

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Good Size

A number of Samsung WB30F owners who bought the Samsung WB30F agreed that it was compact. Three years ago Chantelle wrote in her review of the Samsung WB30F on Amazon “Very pleased with this small compact camera”. Chantelle also mentioned “Fits into my handbag as so compact”. Frankee Page mentioned in their review two years ago “Love this camera, very neat and compact, also love the white, very smart”.

Two people agreed that it was lightweight. Three years ago Derek Vernon-Morris wrote on Amazon “Fabulous lightweight camera” and scored this digital camera very highly. Mrs J K Maker gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Samsung WB30F “That aside, I have been very pleased with the camera, its lightweight, easy to set up”.

A number of people who bought it considered that it was thin. Four years ago John Kaiser Calautit gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Price, large screen, Wifi feature, powerful zoom, slim stlish design, Cons” in his review of this digital camera. Lauran Gladwin mentioned “This is a great little camera slim and easy to carry around good picture quality easy to understandeasy upload” in her review of the Samsung WB30F.

One person thought this digital camera was a good weight. Jerry said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nice weight, size” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One Samsung WB30F reviewer who bought the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Rob S mentioned on Amazon “It's not a chunky camera, some I have had have been clumsy in my hand” and rated it as very good.

One person considered that this digital camera was a good size. Sanjay said in their review of this digital camera “This camera is a good size” but even so they rated it 40 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Fourteen Samsung WB30F reviewers who bought the Samsung WB30F considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “I adjusted mine to 10mp and the quality is great” in their review of the Samsung WB30F. Anne1206 said “This gives him good quality photos and all the other things he can do with the camera, well pleased for the money” and gave the Samsung WB30F an excellent review. Three years ago Anya said in her review of the Samsung WB30F on Amazon “I'm really impressed with the quality of image that this lens picks up in such a short space of time, particularly in good”.

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung WB30F owners agreed that this digital camera had good features. Two years ago Eldragos mentioned “As all the other facilities work brilliantly I may just buy a Samsung tv too”. Gemma White scored it 5 stars and she mentioned three years ago “The quality is great and the features on this camera create some artisic photos”. Ian Wantling mentioned on Amazon “Have a read of the Samsung full description on this page to see the full list of features.” in his review of the Samsung WB30F.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five Samsung WB30F owners who purchased the product wrote that it had a good screen. Ed.f scored the product very highly and wrote in their Samsung WB30F review on Amazon “The screen is nice and bright”. Rob S said “The main features are controlled on screen, easy to navigate”. Sanjay said in their Samsung WB30F review on Amazon “It has an excellent 8.5cm screen (visible)One major problem with the design is that the flash is near your hand (i.e” yet they only rated it 40 out of 100.

One Samsung WB30F owner who purchased it mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Four years ago Ian Wantling gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “The remote viewfinder handy, letting you use your phone as the viewfinder”.

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Good Support

Several people who purchased the product thought it had good technical guidance. Annie said on Amazon “The quick start guide supplied isn't detailed enough for me as a beginner.” in her review. Annie also said “I solved that problem by downloading the full user manual from the internet”. Walter Moore he said four years ago “I would be pleased if full instructions could be made available, I'll pay whatever should it be necessary”.

Good Flash

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Ed.f said in their review of the Samsung WB30F four years ago “Flash is good if somewhat a bit too bright, I'm not sure if the meter is working too well.I found the Wi-Fi app a bit problematic” and rated it 5 stars. Sanjay said on Amazon “The flash works well” in their review of the Samsung WB30F but even so they only gave the Samsung WB30F a score of 40 out of 100.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Samsung has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung WB30F owner said in their reviews that the Samsung WB30F was quiet. Ian Wantling he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is quiet small, even by compact standards (easily fits into a shirt breast pocket”.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Rob S said “Easy to fit the battery and card, some cameras are fiddly with hard to open compartments, again very impressed with the camera” in his review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out 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.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung WB30F has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB30F supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

The Samsung WB30F has a quite high megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB30F the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including the Ricoh GR Limited Edition[plb_1596652_price], or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (16.3MP), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP) both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WB30F, the Samsung WB30F has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30F, the Samsung WB30F has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the WB30F. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB30F has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the WB30F have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung WB30F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The Samsung WB30F has one of the bigger combined zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The combined zooms of cameras of a similar age and type to the WB30F range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 16 seconds, the Samsung WB30F has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB30F. The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 4 seconds, the Samsung WB30F has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash recharging times of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.1s.

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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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB30F. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Samsung WB30F has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB30F. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the WB30F the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the WB30F, the Samsung WB30F does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Samsung WB30F is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Samsung WB30F is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the WB30F are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the WB30F, the Samsung WB30F does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Samsung WB30F is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung WB30F has a fairly small internal memory (only 9.5 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WB30F is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung WB30F is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras that came out around the same time as the WB30F. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung WB30F has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Samsung camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB30F

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WB30F.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the WB30F.

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the S6400[pl_1794412_price] (12x), or the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price] (12x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB30F.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung wb30, samsung wb30f
Barcodes 08806085415355, 08806085453845
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