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Should You Buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 24 August 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, smartphones 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 36,000 user and expert reviews and 630+ 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 $40 for the PL20 which has a weight of 103g, an optical zoom of 5x 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 $397.

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%
7,456 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
4,433 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
1,485 reviews
#7
Polaroid
82%
82%
545 reviews
#8
82%
82%
72 reviews
#9
81%
81%
236 reviews
#10
Japan
81%
81%
567 reviews
#11
80%
80%
17 reviews
#12
Ricoh
77%
77%
12 reviews
#13
GE
United States
71%
71%
28 reviews
#14
Sigma
68%
68%
34 reviews
#15
Aquapix
63%
63%
62 reviews
#16
SeaLife
62%
62%
1 review
#17
61%
61%
5 reviews
#18
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#19
Vivitar
60%
60%
49 reviews
#20
easypix
59%
59%
70 reviews
#21
Lytro
59%
59%
167 reviews
#22
VTech
58%
58%
4 reviews
#23
Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
#24
Coleman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Mamiya
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Fuji
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Bell+Howell
52%
52%
0 reviews
#29
Hasselblad
51%
51%
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 73%.

The average review score for a Samsung digital camera is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 34 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 $11,599
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$397
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,399
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
100
4 stars
360
3 stars
66
2 stars
6
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
345
4 stars
109
3 stars
35
2 stars
32
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 86% of expert reviews and 82% of user reviews for Samsung digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 83% 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 Pentax
CNET.com logo
75%
147 reviews
73%
109 reviews
75%
89 reviews
74%
41 reviews
78%
8 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
27 reviews
84%
13 reviews
83%
19 reviews
82%
13 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
74%
19 reviews
72%
19 reviews
68%
13 reviews
74%
13 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
28 reviews
62%
9 reviews
73%
14 reviews
67%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
79%
23 reviews
80%
11 reviews
82%
13 reviews
71%
13 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
80%
12 reviews
83%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
22 reviews
71%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
76%
13 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
76%
22 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
69%
14 reviews
87%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
19 reviews
76%
15 reviews
74%
11 reviews
69%
11 reviews
75%
1 review
What Digital Camera logo
87%
22 reviews
89%
8 reviews
86%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
20 reviews
84%
13 reviews
74%
10 reviews
66%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Cameras.co.uk logo
85%
25 reviews
80%
10 reviews
83%
12 reviews
82%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
86%
15 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
12 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
22 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
10 reviews
68%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
21 reviews
79%
11 reviews
72%
5 reviews
71%
9 reviews
80%
1 review
betabuzz.de logo
74%
18 reviews
80%
7 reviews
76%
7 reviews
71%
12 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
14 reviews
69%
14 reviews
75%
11 reviews
65%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Photo Radar logo
80%
18 reviews
84%
14 reviews
75%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Neocamera.com logo
66%
18 reviews
46%
18 reviews
37%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
77%
640 reviews
77%
370 reviews
71%
377 reviews
72%
293 reviews
81%
43 reviews
Average
79%
1,177 reviews
77%
711 reviews
75%
675 reviews
74%
517 reviews
81%
73 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 82 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 82 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Pentax
PhotographyBlog.com logo
22
9
16
12
2
Camera Labs logo
23
7
8
CNET.com logo
14
11
4
3
DP Review logo
12
8
4
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
8
7
3
8
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
13
7
4
1
Ephotozine logo
10
5
1
6
2
buy-n-shoot.com logo
8
3
5
5
Pocket Lint logo
6
6
1
1
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
4
3
5
1
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
5
3
01net.com logo
5
4
2
1
1
stuff.tv logo
7
4
2
What Digital Camera logo
4
2
4
3
M3.idg.se logo
4
3
2
3
tipa.com logo
6
4
1
1
alphr.com logo
5
1
2
1
2
EISA.eu logo
4
3
1
2
Akam.no logo
6
3
1
photoreview.com.au logo
4
2
3
1
Other Expert Sites
82
58
25
34
6
Total
252
155
97
82
18

How Reliable Are Samsung Digital Cameras?

We checked over 36,000 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

It’s well made
Pocket Lint
HandlingThough its body seems less robust than that of the Panas
Digital Versus
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB800F%displayPrice% at %seller
PC Mag
they have built in a
smarthouse.com.au
feels less well built than the other cameras on test
Ephotozine
The Samsung NV100HD has a sturdy metal body that comes in your choice of all-black
techadvisor.co.uk
rugged build quality mark it out as slightly more than run of the mill
CNET.co.uk
The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB850F
itproportal.com
also gives it a reassuringly tough feel
Photo Radar
feels sturdy in your hand
wired.co.uk
is the most rugged camera I have picked up
theregister.co.uk
construction helps ensure that it will last a long time
thinkcomputers.org

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 has broken three times in the first 9 months of ownership although handled carefully
amazon.co.uk
The piece where you insert card or battery is disappointingly fragile for a nicely made camera
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung WB1100F

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16.2MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
35x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
462g
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at $232.99 is the Samsung WB1100F, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Supports Wi-Fi

A low cost and fully featured 462g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the WB1100F in the US is $232.99 and in total we found 3 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 78, 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)
ok minimum aperture number (3.5)

Purchasers report that this camera has a good lens and it produces very good images, and easy to use. It's a classic and fully featured 228g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Wi-Fi.

96
Reviews
28 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung NX2000 has outstanding 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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What is the Ultimate Samsung Digital Camera?

Samsung Galaxy NX

$1,499.99
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20.3MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
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RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
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SPEED
1s
CAMERA
410g
4.8"
SCREEN

For those with an unlimited budget then the Samsung Galaxy NX is the best Samsung digital camera out there. At $1,499.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 72.

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

A good spec and classic 410g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a GPS and is 3D.

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung Galaxy NX has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the Galaxy NX in the US is $1,499.99 but in total we found only 1 price 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 Ultimate Samsung Digital Camera?

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