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Should You Buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

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

Samsung is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and washing machines.

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.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
32,050 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
25,178 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
13,023 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
6,533 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,474 reviews
#6
Polaroid
84%
84%
2,235 reviews
#7
South Korea
83%
83%
4,344 reviews
#8
82%
82%
832 reviews
#9
82%
82%
1,745 reviews
#10
81%
81%
1,098 reviews
#11
Japan
80%
80%
3,002 reviews
#12
Sigma
75%
75%
396 reviews
#13
Ricoh
73%
73%
122 reviews
#14
Fuji
71%
71%
322 reviews
#15
GE
United States
71%
71%
210 reviews
#16
SeaLife
70%
70%
4 reviews
#17
Praktica
69%
69%
94 reviews
#18
Vivitar
69%
69%
244 reviews
#19
easypix
66%
66%
102 reviews
#20
Mamiya
63%
63%
2 reviews
#21
Aquapix
62%
62%
62 reviews
#22
Bell+Howell
62%
62%
19 reviews
#23
Hasselblad
61%
61%
98 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#26
Coleman
58%
58%
1 review
#27
HP
United States
57%
57%
14 reviews
#28
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
51%
51%
1 review

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 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
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $7,499
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$405
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,899
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
413
4 stars
922
3 stars
227
2 stars
27
1 star
3
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
875
4 stars
302
3 stars
82
2 stars
78
1 star
103
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.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic
CNET.com logo
75%
419 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
214 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
122 reviews
83%
138 reviews
82%
103 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
124 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
64 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
126 reviews
74%
136 reviews
80%
64 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
105 reviews
77%
132 reviews
86%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
110 reviews
75%
91 reviews
83%
70 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
103 reviews
70%
81 reviews
79%
57 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
81 reviews
74%
76 reviews
77%
42 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
81%
75 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
39 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
93 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
46 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
74 reviews
70%
63 reviews
82%
44 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
71 reviews
81%
61 reviews
82%
42 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
79 reviews
87%
66 reviews
89%
39 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
87%
50 reviews
88%
41 reviews
85%
31 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
57 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
58 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
38 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
Camera Labs logo
83%
80 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
30 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
62 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
33 reviews
87%
37 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
stuff.tv logo
88%
45 reviews
92%
37 reviews
93%
32 reviews
76%
9 reviews
91%
22 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,442 reviews
75%
1,999 reviews
73%
1,450 reviews
70%
906 reviews
76%
752 reviews
Average
79%
4,424 reviews
79%
3,741 reviews
82%
2,557 reviews
76%
1,563 reviews
85%
1,433 reviews

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.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic
PhotographyBlog.com logo
103
111
57
40
38
Ephotozine logo
67
73
42
25
40
Camera Labs logo
90
44
36
26
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
56
31
13
56
CNET.com logo
32
34
17
9
11
Trusted Reviews logo
26
27
19
13
16
DP Review logo
29
29
24
5
13
photoreview.com.au logo
27
19
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
21
22
18
7
23
01net.com logo
15
18
25
8
20
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
18
9
15
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
24
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
20
20
11
5
16
reviewed.com logo
14
14
17
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
20
9
14
8
3
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
8
6
6
PC Mag logo
13
16
13
2
2
Digital Versus logo
7
9
14
3
12
Les Numeriques.com logo
10
8
11
1
13
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
5
3
2
Other Expert Sites
350
289
239
115
154
Total
954
864
666
288
503

How Reliable Are Samsung 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:

RELIABLE

HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
Digital Versus
sturdy body
gizmodo.com.au
sturdy in build
Digicam Buyer.co.uk
built in Wi-Fi
Ephotozine
The NX200 is a well-built camera
photoxels.com
with no built in flash or viewfinder
Pocket Lint
the prosumer grade NX1 is one of the most impressive examples of engineering seen
maxit.com.my
construction helps ensure that it will last a long time
thinkcomputers.org
doesn't come with the most dependable name in point-and-shoots attached
Digitaltrends.com
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
techworld.com
The Samsung EX1 is a very solidly built
EISA.eu
is the most rugged camera I have picked up
theregister.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 WB850F%displayPrice% at %seller% and advanced interchangeable lens cameras like the NX1000$328.1
PC Mag

NOT RELIABLE

though it’s more plasticky
macworld.co.uk
was not all that reliable
reviewed.com
not necessarily construction
CNET.com.au
is easily scratched
cgena.com
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
DP Review
The 10-megapixel EX1 high-end digital compact from Samsung is built like a tank – not as regards size
best4reviews.com
If you are used to a dslr big cannon camera for example then this is probably not going to be up to scratch
Amazon
The lens is not reliable
amazon.co.uk
I felt like the camera wasn't as nicely put together as the Sony cameras in the same price range
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung NX10

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353g
3"
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A great mid range choice, priced at $372.93 is the Samsung NX10, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
Image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
4592 x 3056 pixels image resolution
Built-in flash
Large display diagonal (3")

A fully featured but only moderate value for money 353g digital camera.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The Samsung NX10 is 123mm wide, 87mm tall, 39.8mm deep and weighs 353g.

Samsung NX10 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the NX10 in the US is $372.93 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung NX30

$557.28
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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 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.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung Gear 360

$115.00
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15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4096 X 2048
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
130g

At only $115 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the Samsung Gear 360 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Smaller than average optical zoom (1x)
Supports Wi-Fi
Features bluetooth
Very light (130g)
Large maximum memory card size (256GB)

A low cost and fully featured 130g digital camera. It supports Wi-Fi, features bluetooth and has an optical zoom of 1x.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The Samsung Gear 360 is 46.3mm wide, 45.1mm tall, 100.6mm deep and weighs 130g.

Samsung Gear 360 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Gear 360 in the US is $115.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Digital Camera?
Is Samsung the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Samsung Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Digital Cameras?
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Digital Camera?
What is the Best High End Samsung Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Digital Camera?

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