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Samsung WB50F Digital Camera

$183.99
Compact Camera 16.2MP 12x May 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good user reviews
Reasonably priced
Nice design
13 Reviews
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 20 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 83%. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 7,330 owner and expert reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also 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.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung WB50F features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung camera was released in April 2017.


Flash

Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

Cameras of this age and type have flash recharging times of between 3s and 15s. At 5 seconds, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung WB50F does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Zoom

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Ptgirl mentioned “The zoom is alright too.”.

Good Quality Pictures

Six people who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Matt wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The quality of the pictures could be better.” in his review of this digital camera. Bert999 wrote “My Iphone takes better images”. Two years ago Ptgirl mentioned “Being used to the S100 or the Panasonic superzoom FZ1000 with very sharp images, these photos come out just "okay”.

One owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

One customer wrote that it did not have a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “No Viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Samsung WB50F has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. The Samsung WB50F has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB50F has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (42x and higher rated).

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Video

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 resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). Cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung WB50F has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Design

Nice Design

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Peter Barber gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and he wrote “Fits neatly into a pocket or handbag”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Mr. P. Harvey said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “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”.

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Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Matt said on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera was very simple its use is intuitive”. Three years ago Joan Langston mentioned “Easy to use and produces good clear photoes”.

Good Product Quality

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Three years ago Abart mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fantastic quality pictures”.


Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features saturation adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features contrast adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Samsung WB50F features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung WB50F has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ55, and the Nikon L820 which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung WB50F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600, or the Olympus SP-820UZ which is cheaper.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung WB50F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB50F supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ55, the Fujifilm FinePix XP80, or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung WB50F supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Battery Life” however they rated the Samsung WB50F 16.4 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

One person mentioned that the product was compact. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Small Compact” yet they only gave the product a rating of 16.4 out of 100.

Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the Samsung WB50F has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Mr. P. Harvey mentioned on Amazon “When making my selection I focussed upon those features the vast majority of purchasers would look for, i.e” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Irving Scott wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent Camera, Excellent results, Superb features, This is my 3rd Version ans the first by Samsung of these brilliant little diamonds”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung WB50F has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the Samsung WB2100 or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Fujifilm S2980, or the Olympus SZ-14.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb50fzbdbm3, samsung ecwb50fzbprus, samsung ecwb50fzbpbus, samsung wb50f
Barcodes 00012300171168, 00887276960005, 00887276960012, 00887276960029, 08806085922211, 08806085922228, 08806085922235, 08806085922242, 08806085922259, 08806085922433, 08806085950146, 08806085950153, 08806085950160, 08806085962132, 08806085962170, 08806086093903, 08806086135283, 08872769600058

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