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Should You Buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 09 March 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

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

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 35,000 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 $60 for the Gear 360 which has a weight of 130g, an optical zoom of 1x 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 $380.

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%
7,557 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
4,525 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
83%
83%
1,370 reviews
#7
Polaroid
80%
80%
323 reviews
#8
80%
80%
56 reviews
#9
80%
80%
236 reviews
#10
80%
80%
17 reviews
#11
Japan
79%
79%
567 reviews
#12
Ricoh
75%
75%
12 reviews
#13
Sigma
72%
72%
34 reviews
#14
GE
United States
72%
72%
28 reviews
#15
SeaLife
69%
69%
1 review
#16
Lytro
63%
63%
125 reviews
#17
Aquapix
62%
62%
62 reviews
#18
Praktica
61%
61%
2 reviews
#19
61%
61%
5 reviews
#20
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#21
Vivitar
60%
60%
49 reviews
#22
easypix
59%
59%
70 reviews
#23
VTech
58%
58%
4 reviews
#24
Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
#25
Coleman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Fuji
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Hasselblad
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Mamiya
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 $12,099
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$380
$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
102
4 stars
363
3 stars
66
2 stars
6
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
248
4 stars
97
3 stars
31
2 stars
27
1 star
30
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
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
86%
5 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
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%
296 reviews
75%
149 reviews
Average
79%
1,190 reviews
77%
713 reviews
75%
681 reviews
74%
528 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 35,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung digital cameras. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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

feels less well built than the other cameras on test
Ephotozine
Not only does it feel well built
thinkcomputers.org
armoured beauty in gun metal grey
theregister.co.uk
rugged build quality mark it out as slightly more than run of the mill
CNET.co.uk
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
techworld.com
well-built digital camera
Techradar
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB850F%displayPrice% at %seller% and advanced interchangeable lens cameras like the NX1000$328.1
PC Mag
they have built in a
smarthouse.com.au
It’s well made
Pocket Lint
feels sturdy in your hand
wired.co.uk
HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
Digital Versus
The Samsung EX1 is a very solidly built
EISA.eu

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
The service told me that the camera is broken
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung WB35F

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2x
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3"
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A great mid range choice, priced at $237.99 is the Samsung WB35F, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.2MP)
Big optical zoom (12x)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.1)
Supports Wi-Fi

A low cost and fully featured 12x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and a sensor size of 16.2MP and supports Wi-Fi.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The Samsung WB35F is 100.9mm wide, 61.2mm tall, 27.5mm deep and weighs 145g.

Samsung WB35F front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the WB35F in the US is $237.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung NX2000

$650.00
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20.3MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
228g
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3.7"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Samsung digital camera then the Samsung NX2000 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $650.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Large minimum aperture number (3.5)

A classic and fully featured 228g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good lens and it produces very good images, and easy to use.

95
Reviews
28 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Samsung NX2000 has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 96%, based on 28 reviews.

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The Samsung NX2000 is 119mm wide, 64.5mm tall, 35.7mm deep and weighs 228g.

Samsung NX2000 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the NX2000 in the US is $650.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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