If you are thinking about buying a Samsung digital camera then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of digital camera brands is compiled by analysing over 38,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 digital cameras.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at $59 for the WB30F which has a weight of 131g, an optical zoom of 10x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $1,530 for the NX1 which has a weight of 550g, an optical zoom of §x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Samsung digital camera is $368.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras.
Is Samsung the Best Digital Camera Brand?
So are Samsung digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.
Samsung is ranked the No. 6 best digital camera brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 6th best digital camera brand out there.
Let's look at how Samsung digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All digital camera Brands
Samsung Digital Cameras
Samsung have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Samsung digital camera being 72%.
The average review score for a Samsung digital camera is 72%.
There's a smaller selection of Samsung digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 35 Samsung digital cameras currently on the market in the US. Samsung digital cameras also tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $558
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $368
Price Distribution of Samsung Digital Cameras
What Do the Samsung Digital Camera Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.
Samsung has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other brands.
Over 87% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Samsung digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 84% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.
Purchasers of Samsung digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won 80+ awards.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Digital Cameras Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 83 industry awards for Samsung digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
Samsung has won 83 awards for its digital cameras.
We checked over 38,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung digital cameras. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 81% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
81% of reviewers think Samsung digital cameras are reliable.
So, most people think that Samsung digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung digital cameras that mention reliability:
construction helps ensure that it will last a long time
The Samsung EX1 is a very solidly built
is the most rugged camera I have picked up
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
also gives it a reassuringly tough feel
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB800F%displayPrice% at %seller
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB850F
HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
the main feature is its built in USB connector which means there are no extra cables needed in order to view your pictures
rugged build quality mark it out as slightly more than run of the mill
they have built in a
It’s well made
feels sturdy in your hand
is easily scratched
The 10-megapixel EX1 high-end digital compact from Samsung is built like a tank – not as regards size
It feels more fragile than other digital cameras we have owned
lens has broken 3 times now in 16 months Twice repaired under warranty
If you're looking for a high end Samsung digital camera then the Samsung NX30 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $390.81.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
A fully featured and classic 375g camera, with an affordable price. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen. Owners report that it's good for video recording and good-looking.
Value for Money
Owners report that Samsung NX30 has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
Samsung NX30 Review_ A $600 Mirrorless Camera that Feels like a DSLR