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Samsung WB30F Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 10x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Slim and light
110 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, parentesis.com and tecnozoom.it have rated this digital camera on average 73 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this digital camera on average 87 out of 100. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,330 expert and owner reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews 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.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB30F has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB30F has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung WB30F has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the A1455 (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB30F has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 10x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung 200, and the Nikon S6300 ($289) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium megapixel camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon S6800 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

The Samsung WB30F has one of the faster flash recharging times (only 4 seconds) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The flash recharging times of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 3s to 15s.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung WB30F has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 36GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB30F has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. The Samsung WB30F has a quite small internal memory (only 9.5 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung WB30F has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB30F has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung WB30F has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Support

Good Support

Four people who reviewed the Samsung WB30F wrote that it had good technical guidance. Walter Moore wrote “I would be pleased if full instructions could be made available, I'll pay whatever should it be necessary” in his review of this digital camera. Annie wrote on Amazon “I solved that problem by downloading the full user manual from the internet” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Annie also wrote “The quick start guide supplied isn't detailed enough for me as a beginner.” in her review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB30F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung.

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Good Quality Lens

Fifteen people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung WB30F had a good zoom. Peter Tierney mentioned on Amazon “Excellent photo definition with good wide angle and fantastic zoom from a compact, no need to carry my SLR ever again!Will defiantly be looking at more Samsung equipment!” in his review of this digital camera. Steve said on Amazon “Battery lasts for upto a week of snapping - uses standard SD cards, Zoom is a good compromise over x's against camera shake”. Rob S wrote on Amazon “It's got a very good zoom which keeps the pictures sharp” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people who bought it thought it had a good lens. Sanjay said “The lens seems very good” however they only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Anya said on Amazon “Really good lens” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Graham Ford gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very compact & easily fits in pocket unlike previous SLR! - Good results on 'auto' focus & video footage crisp with v”.

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Good Flash

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash. Sanjay said on Amazon “The flash works well”. Ed.f mentioned on Amazon “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 gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Derek Vernon-Morris mentioned “Sound reproduction is clear during movie shots”. Derek Vernon-Morris also mentioned “It is excellent for movie sequences and still shots” in his review. Andi Wylie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has everything you need to take fantastic pictures and videos” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Extensive Photo Editing Options

Fourty-two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Extensive photo editing options” . Expert website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said “The WB30F is your ultimate on-the-go camera if you're big on sharing your photos online instantly. I was never big on sharing tidbits of my life via social networks”. Rob S mentioned four years ago “The Samsung will be great.I set the camera on auto and started clicking in varies light conditions, all pictures are pin sharp” in his review of this digital camera.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Sanjay wrote on Amazon “The camera has a number of shooting modes; Program, Auto, Portrait etc”. Ian Wantling wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “The panorama shooting mode is excellent” .

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Trc scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera has great clarity”. One owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. Sanjay mentioned in their review of the Samsung WB30F on Amazon “Low light compensation seems very good”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people who bought the product thought it had a good screen. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote four years ago “The WB30F also features 720p HD video recording and a 3 inch LCD screen, built-in wi-fi capability that allo”. Rob S wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The main features are controlled on screen, easy to navigate”. Four years ago Sanjay mentioned 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” but despite that they rated the product 2 stars out of 5.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Ian Wantling said on Amazon “The remote viewfinder handy, letting you use your phone as the viewfinder” in his review of the Samsung WB30F.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". The Samsung WB30F has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the NEX-6Y both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include 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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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung WB30F has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Smart TV

WiFi Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the Samsung WB30F considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “WiFi connectivity”. One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had email functionality. Sanjay said in their review of this digital camera “Connection to my home WiFi was simple and the Email of photos works very well”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Good battery life” in their review of the Samsung WB30F. Rob S said on Amazon four years ago “Easy to fit the battery and card, some cameras are fiddly with hard to open compartments, again very impressed with the camera”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Ian Wantling he mentioned “It is quiet small, even by compact standards (easily fits into a shirt breast pocket” in his review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB30F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Tons of On Board Software Features

Eight owners thought it had good features. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Tons of on board software features”. Pinoytechblog.com mentioned four years ago “It becomes a challenge for camera manufacturers to compete with the vast features of smartphones and on how they can make cameras “smarter” th” . Theresa Fowler rated the Samsung WB30F the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she mentioned “Easy to use with lots of great features, love the colour”.


Weight & Dimensions

Slim and Light

Eighteen customers concluded that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote four years ago “The Samsung WB30F is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with a 10x, 24-240mm optically-stabilized lens in an ultra-slim body that is only 17mm thick” in their review of this digital camera. Nisha mentioned in her Samsung WB30F review on Amazon “It's compact and easy to use”. Peter Tierney scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “We were looking for an up to date compact camera, small, light weight” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners who bought it thought it was thin. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Slim and light” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Lauran Gladwin wrote on Amazon “This is a great little camera slim and easy to carry around good picture quality easy to understandeasy upload”. John Kaiser Calautit he said four years ago “Price, large screen, Wifi feature, powerful zoom, slim stlish design, Cons”.

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Mrs J K Maker she mentioned on Amazon “That aside, I have been very pleased with the camera, its lightweight, easy to set up”. Derek Vernon-Morris rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Fabulous lightweight camera” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was a good size. Sanjay mentioned on Amazon “This camera is a good size” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Emil Abdullayev said on Amazon “A little bit heavier and bigger” in his review of this digital camera however he scored it 40 out of 100.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Samsung WB30F has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Design

Ease of Use

Thirty-five owners who bought the Samsung WB30F agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Ease of use”. Peter Tierney said “High tec and easy to use what more could you ask!” in his review of this digital camera. Rebecca Offer said on Amazon two years ago “Really nice camera easy to use light to carry”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use the menus. Dominic wrote on Amazon “It can be easily configured in the settings”. Derek Vernon-Morris said on Amazon three years ago “The menu selection is quick” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup.

One owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. James he mentioned on Amazon “There was no memory card with the camera and the internal memory was only big enough to hold two photos” in his review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com wrote “Travel zoom cameras offer a pretty handy size advantage over most SLR-like ultrazooms”. Walter Moore wrote on Amazon “No complaint regarding the appearance and the obvious quality of the camera” in his review of this digital camera. Three years ago Steve mentioned on Amazon “It takes pretty good photos”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung WB30F was neat. Mrs E Macdonald mentioned on Amazon “I purchased this neat little compact camera to replace a small Olympus I had for years” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Annie said “Neat little camera” . Frankee Page said “Love this camera, very neat and compact, also love the white, very smart” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Chimaobim Betta Edu wrote on Amazon “It's colrour and outer design is fine” although they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. One owner who purchased it mentioned that it was smooth. Claire wrote “Clear up skin imperfections and generally smooth out complexions”.

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Robust

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Ephotozine.com said “The Samsung WB30F is a compact camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, built in Wi-Fi for sharing” in their review of this digital camera. Ian Wantling scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his Samsung WB30F review on Amazon “The built in added extras that give the WB30F the edge over anything I've used before -”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I wanted a 'cheapish' camera for holidays and survey pics at work, after my trusty Panasonic gave up”.

Two customers who purchased the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Guy Maskall said in his review of this digital camera “Lovely camera till I dropped it in a puddle! Faulty case did not help (camera & case filled with water”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourteen customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Rob S mentioned in his Samsung WB30F review “A good quality picture helps sell the item”. Mrs C Roberts gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have just returned from a holiday in Italy and am impressed by the quality of the pictures”. Vinicusend gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Good quality product reliable make”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the WB30F.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung wb30f
Barcodes 08806085415355, 08806085453845
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