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 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 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 $51 for the PL200 which has a weight of 143g, an optical zoom of 7x 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 $405.
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. 7 best digital camera brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 7th 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 74%.
The average review score for a Samsung digital camera is 74%.
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 $405
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 84% of expert reviews and 82% of user reviews for Samsung digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.
Purchasers of Samsung digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, well designed and solidly made. Their digital cameras have also won 280+ 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 288 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 288 awards for its digital cameras.
We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung digital cameras. over 190 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
83% 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:
HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
sturdy in build
built in Wi-Fi
The NX200 is a well-built camera
with no built in flash or viewfinder
the prosumer grade NX1 is one of the most impressive examples of engineering seen
construction helps ensure that it will last a long time
doesn't come with the most dependable name in point-and-shoots attached
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
The Samsung EX1 is a very solidly built
is the most rugged camera I have picked up
also gives it a reassuringly tough feel
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though it’s more plasticky
was not all that reliable
not necessarily construction
is easily scratched
in the photographic world I suspect we'll look back on it as the year that the interchangeable lens camera finally broke free of its 35mm film heritage with the loss of the
The 10-megapixel EX1 high-end digital compact from Samsung is built like a tank – not as regards size
If you are used to a dslr big cannon camera for example then this is probably not going to be up to scratch
The lens is not reliable
I felt like the camera wasn't as nicely put together as the Sony cameras in the same price range
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Digital Camera?
If you're looking for a high end Samsung digital camera then the Samsung NX30 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $557.28.
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
Owners report that this digital camera has an excellent screen, it's really able to produce good images and good for video recording. It's a cheap and fully featured 375g digital camera. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen.
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the NX30 in the US is $557.28 and in total we found 3 prices for it.