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Should You Buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 30 December 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and microwaves.

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.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
7,648 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
4,517 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
83%
83%
1,394 reviews
#7
82%
82%
17 reviews
#8
80%
80%
56 reviews
#9
80%
80%
236 reviews
#10
Japan
79%
79%
567 reviews
#11
Polaroid
79%
79%
316 reviews
#12
Ricoh
75%
75%
12 reviews
#13
Sigma
73%
73%
34 reviews
#14
GE
United States
71%
71%
28 reviews
#15
SeaLife
69%
69%
1 review
#16
easypix
66%
66%
70 reviews
#17
Lytro
64%
64%
125 reviews
#18
Vivitar
63%
63%
49 reviews
#19
VTech
63%
63%
4 reviews
#20
Praktica
61%
61%
2 reviews
#21
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#22
61%
61%
5 reviews
#23
Fuji
60%
60%
0 reviews
#24
Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
#25
Coleman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
SVP
57%
57%
0 reviews
#27
Mamiya
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
Hasselblad
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Bell+Howell
54%
54%
0 reviews

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.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
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
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $24,399
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$368
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,999
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 logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
101
4 stars
362
3 stars
66
2 stars
6
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
271
4 stars
100
3 stars
34
2 stars
26
1 star
31
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.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Olympus
CNET.com logo
75%
152 reviews
73%
110 reviews
75%
93 reviews
75%
46 reviews
78%
21 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
27 reviews
84%
13 reviews
83%
19 reviews
82%
13 reviews
90%
3 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
26 reviews
75%
16 reviews
73%
13 reviews
70%
14 reviews
81%
5 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
74%
19 reviews
72%
19 reviews
68%
13 reviews
74%
13 reviews
64%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
28 reviews
62%
9 reviews
73%
14 reviews
67%
11 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
80%
12 reviews
83%
16 reviews
83%
4 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
22 reviews
71%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
76%
13 reviews
80%
1 review
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
79%
23 reviews
80%
11 reviews
82%
13 reviews
71%
13 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
86%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
76%
22 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
69%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
16 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
12 reviews
81%
7 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
87%
22 reviews
89%
8 reviews
86%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
86%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
20 reviews
84%
13 reviews
74%
10 reviews
66%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Cameras.co.uk logo
85%
25 reviews
80%
10 reviews
83%
12 reviews
82%
5 reviews
81%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
77%
22 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
10 reviews
68%
10 reviews
75%
4 reviews
betabuzz.de logo
74%
18 reviews
80%
7 reviews
76%
7 reviews
71%
12 reviews
75%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
14 reviews
69%
14 reviews
75%
11 reviews
65%
4 reviews
68%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
21 reviews
79%
11 reviews
72%
5 reviews
71%
9 reviews
Neocamera.com logo
66%
18 reviews
46%
18 reviews
37%
6 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Photo Radar logo
80%
18 reviews
84%
14 reviews
75%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
640 reviews
77%
370 reviews
71%
377 reviews
72%
295 reviews
75%
149 reviews
Average
79%
1,190 reviews
77%
713 reviews
75%
681 reviews
74%
527 reviews
79%
235 reviews

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.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Olympus
PhotographyBlog.com logo
22
9
16
12
3
Camera Labs logo
23
7
8
3
CNET.com logo
14
11
4
3
2
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
13
7
4
1
3
Trusted Reviews logo
8
7
3
8
2
DP Review logo
12
8
4
1
3
Ephotozine logo
10
5
1
6
1
buy-n-shoot.com logo
8
3
5
5
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
5
3
6
Pocket Lint logo
6
6
1
1
3
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
4
3
5
1
2
01net.com logo
5
4
2
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
4
3
2
3
2
What Digital Camera logo
4
2
4
3
1
tipa.com logo
6
4
1
2
stuff.tv logo
7
4
2
EISA.eu logo
4
3
1
2
2
Akam.no logo
6
3
1
1
digicamreview.co.uk logo
4
1
3
2
letsgodigital.org/es/ logo
4
5
1
Other Expert Sites
85
56
29
33
11
Total
254
155
97
83
54

How Reliable Are Samsung 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:

RELIABLE

construction helps ensure that it will last a long time
thinkcomputers.org
The Samsung EX1 is a very solidly built
EISA.eu
is the most rugged camera I have picked up
theregister.co.uk
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
techadvisor.co.uk
also gives it a reassuringly tough feel
Techradar
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB800F%displayPrice% at %seller
PC Mag
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB850F
itproportal.com
HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
Digital Versus
the main feature is its built in USB connector which means there are no extra cables needed in order to view your pictures
Ephotozine
rugged build quality mark it out as slightly more than run of the mill
CNET.co.uk
they have built in a
smarthouse.com.au
It’s well made
Pocket Lint
feels sturdy in your hand
wired.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

is easily scratched
cgena.com
The 10-megapixel EX1 high-end digital compact from Samsung is built like a tank – not as regards size
best4reviews.com
It feels more fragile than other digital cameras we have owned
amazon.co.uk
lens has broken 3 times now in 16 months Twice repaired under warranty
Amazon

What is the Best High End Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung NX30

$390.81
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Samsung NX30
20.3MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
375g
3"
SCREEN
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM

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.

96
Reviews
3 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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
Samsung NX30 Review_ A $600 Mirrorless Camera that Feels like a DSLR
Samsung NX 30 Unboxing, Hands-on, Review [DitchtheDSLR]
Samsung NX 30 Unboxing, Hands-on, Review [DitchtheDSLR]
Samsung NX30 review! (in limba romana) - mirrorless de top de la Samsung
Samsung NX30 review! (in limba romana) - mirrorless de top de la Samsung
Camera Test - Samsung NX30 60p - Fabian Doerig
Camera Test - Samsung NX30 60p - Fabian Doerig
Samsung NX30 camera review (Thai)
Samsung NX30 camera review (Thai)
Samsung NX30 camera released ( Quick review)
Samsung NX30 camera released ( Quick review)
Samsung NX30 Camera Silent Unboxing
Samsung NX30 Camera Silent Unboxing
Unboxing Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera
Unboxing Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera
Samsung NX30 camera unboxing
Samsung NX30 camera unboxing
Unboxing Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera pt2
Unboxing Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera pt2
NEW CAMERA - SAMSUNG NX30 Review
NEW CAMERA - SAMSUNG NX30 Review
Samsung NX 30 Camera Review on Expresso
Samsung NX 30 Camera Review on Expresso

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