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Samsung WB850F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 reviews of Samsung WB850F. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good views. The color and viewfinder get mixed comments. There are some less positive views about the storage and low light performance.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, price

battery, flash, shutter, low-light, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung WB850F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung WB850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung WB850F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. Views about the focus and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the memory and shutter.

usability, portability, zoom, size, image quality

flash, reliability, shutter, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung WB850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung WB850F from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Samsung WB850F: Feature-Filled 21X Pocket Zoom Has Connections

 

A few years ago, a pocketable camera loaded with this many features would impossible to find. The Samsung WB850F ($350 as of August 6, 2012) boasts a 21X-optical-zoom lens, Wi-Fi sharing capabilities, GPS with in-camera mapping, and a 10-fps burst mode...

Wi-Fi sharing features and in-camera GPS/mapping ; Manual controls and creative filters ; 21X optical zoom lens (23mm to 483mm) ; Good image quality at wide-angle to midzoom

GPS features aren't preloaded on camera ; Laggy reaction time when switching modes ; Blurry long-zoom and low-light shots ; Battery is charged inside the camera

The feature-loaded, 21X-zoom Samsung WB850F is the best Wi-Fi camera we've reviewed, but a few usability hangups keep it from a higher ranking.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung WB850F (with Wi-Fi) review

 

There are certainly plenty of compact megazooms to pick from these days, but the Samsung WB850F stands out for a few reasons.

The Samsung WB850F is a feature-packed compact megazoom with a versatile lens, very good picture quality, and excellent Wi-Fi capabilities.

The WB850F's shooting performance is a bit mixed, its battery life is mediocre, and its interface, while very good, can take some time to learn.

For snapshooters looking to enter the world of connected cameras, the 21x zoom Samsung WB850F is a good place to start.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung WB850F

 

The Samsung WB850F is a compact superzoom camera with a wider-than-average lens, GPS, and Wi-Fi, but its a little slow to start and shoot, and image quality suffers at higher ISO settings.

Sharp lens. Wi-Fi. GPS. Long zoom range. Crisp OLED display.

Slow to start and shoot. Loss of detail at higher ISOs. Poorly placed flash release.

Performance and Conclusions The WB850F takes a full 2.4 seconds to start and shoot, can grab an 8-shot burst of photos at 10, 5, or 3 frames per second, and manages a short 0.2-second shutter lag. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS matches the shutter lag,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung WB850F Review

 

The Samsung WB850F is an expensive camera, carrying a price tag of more than $350; but it has several interesting features for a point and shoot model, including a GPS unit, a pop-up flash unit, Wi-Fi capabilities, a high-resolution AMOLED screen, and...

21x optical zoom lens is a powerful option in a thin camera ; Overall image quality is good and focus is pretty sharp ; Display screen is very bright and sharp ; Lens fully retracts inside the camera, protecting the glass ; High-speed burst modes work...

Battery life is below average ; Must charge battery inside the camera; no separate battery charger included ; Camera's performance is a bit sluggish at times ; Zoom lens moves slowly through its range, especially after shooting a photo ; Pop-up flash...

The Samsung WB850F is an expensive camera, carrying a price tag of more than $350; but it has several interesting features for a point and shoot model, including a GPS unit, a pop-up flash unit, Wi-Fi capabilities, a high-resolution AMOLED screen, and...

Jul, 2012

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Samsung WB850F Review

 

The Samsung WB850F is a 16 megapixel travel-zoom compact camera featuring built-in Wi-fi connectivity. The WB850F also offers a 21x optical zoom with a 23mm wide-angle setting, 16.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 3-inch AMOLED screen, Full HD video...

The 16 megapixel, 21x optical zoom Samsung WB850F is a feature packed metal build pocket camera that offers just about all the must-have features one would want from a travel zoom compact in 2012 - including a 3-inch AMOLED screen, GPS and Wi-Fi...

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by : Steve B. (dreamwarecomputers.com)

Samsung WB850F Digital Camera

 

There's lots of great camera options on the market if you're ready to upgrade from your point-and-shoot to something a little more advanced. A lot of users will go straight to an SLR since SLR prices have gotten much lower over the years. Also starting...

Packed with great features, including a full manual mode ; WiFi functionality with many WiFi features ; Great image and video quality ; 1080p HD video recording with full stereo sound ; Long 21x zoom lens in a fairly compact sized body ; GPS...

I'd love to see more cloud backup services supported ; Would have been cool to use that plastic ring around the lens as a focus ring for manual mode ; View the discussion thread.blog comments powered by DISQUSback to top ; Start ; Prev ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4...

Samsung has a real winner in the compact extended zoom camera segment with the WB850F. It's very competitively priced and packed with features. Also, it functions great where it matters most - by taking very good quality photos and videos. If you want...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Samsung WB850F

 

While our test results suggest excellence, real-world shots tell a different story

Generally attractive daylight shots; 10fps burst shooting

Pixelation, even at ISO 100; Sharpness is faked by software

This is one of those tricky situations where the raw test scores might have you believing this camera is something it’s not. While the WB850F posted some very impressive noise and resolution scores, in practice, the same internal software that...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung WB850F

 

Samsung's travel compact brings plenty to the table, but suffers some performance issues.

Impressive AMOLED screen, Wi-Fi functionality, Smart design

Slow processing times, Lens flare, Autofocus issues

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung WB850F review

 

The Samsung WB850F is a travel zoom camera that appears to have the lot

Superb screen ; Broad focal range ; Packed with features

Pricey for a point and shootc ; Inconsistent performance ; Average battery life

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung WB850F review

 

If there's ever been a more feature-laden camera than the Samsung WB850F, it's eluded our memory. Its headliners are a 21x optical zoom and 1080p video, but that's just the start

Buy it for the features and you'll be disappointed. Ignore them, and the WB850F is a capable big-zoom compact

Jul, 2012

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