Samsung WB1100F

 
Samsung WB1100F front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-875mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 512g - 125 x 87 x 96mm
  • Introduced January 2014
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
67
Imaging
42
Features
33
Overall
38

Samsung WB1100F summary

Samsung WB1100F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially released on January of 2014. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The WB1100F places at #170 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #774 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Below is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.

Samsung WB1100F family

The Samsung WB1100F is part of a family of products. You can view the full list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F25-875mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB50F front thumbnailSamsung WB50F
WB1100F vs WB50F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F
WB1100F vs WB2200F
20-1200mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F
WB1100F vs WB350F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F
WB1100F vs WB35F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB1100F vs WB800F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB1100F vs WB250F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB1100F vs WB850F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F
WB1100F vs WB150F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB1100F vs WB750
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
13MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB210
WB1100F vs WB210
24-288mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung WB1100F Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Samsung WB1100F based on factors that are generally regarded as useful in a camera.

amazing zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fairly wide (25mm)
flash built-in
good minimum ISO (80)
great reach (875mm)
has manual focus
NFC support
resolution is good (16MP)
screen size is good (3")
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have microphone jack
does not have Timelapse mode
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW files
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
more heavy than average in class (512 grams)
no manual mode
pixelated screen (460 k dot)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Samsung WB1100F Sensor information

The measurement of the sensor on the Samsung WB1100F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The image below displays the WB1100F's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The WB1100F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung WB1100F dimensions

Samsung WB1100F weighs around 1.13 lb (512 grams or 18.06 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 125mm x 87mm x 96mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.8"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Samsung WB1100F is more heavy than its competitors.

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Below is a photo of the Samsung WB1100F alongside a soda so you can have a feel for its size.

Samsung WB1100F dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button design on the WB1100F.

Samsung WB1100F topview buttons dials

Samsung WB1100F Lens information

The WB1100F provides a built-in lens with a focal range of 25-875mm making it a 35.0 x zoom which is exceptional and will enable you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f3.0 and that is quite sluggish and not the best in low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to up your ISO giving you noisy photographs. At the long end, 875mm is superb zoom and comes to f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.

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Samsung WB1100F Connectivity

The WB1100F has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes

Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and at times change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Samsung WB1100F Video information

The highest possible video resolution on the Samsung WB1100F is 1280 x 720 and it can save in format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone port which means you get zero control over your sound. It is probably best to find an alternative camera should you need decent sound in your video clips.

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Samsung WB1100F Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Samsung WB1100F so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.

Samsung WB1100F Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung WB1100F is equipped with a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 460k dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung WB1100F are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be particularly useful.

Samsung WB1100F Shutter information

Samsung WB1100F continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Samsung WB1100F Flash and Hot shoe information

Samsung WB1100F includes just in-built flash with missing external flash support.

Samsung WB1100F Autofocus information

Samsung WB1100F doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.

Samsung WB1100F comes with manual focusing in case it is required for low light or you require more exact control on focusing.

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Samsung WB1100F Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the best (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Samsung WB1100F for different categories of photography

The following graph provides a summary of the Samsung WB1100F for different categories of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.

Samsung WB1100F as a Portrait photography camera

The Samsung WB1100F gets a score of 38 which is really bad, meaning that it is not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Samsung WB1100F as a Street photography camera

Having a really bad points total of 44, the Samsung WB1100F is not good to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than others in class (512 grams)

Samsung WB1100F Sports photography factors

A reasonable sports photography points total of 46 indicates the Samsung WB1100F is somewhat adequate for shooting sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Samsung WB1100F Travel photography information

Size is very critical in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung WB1100F gets a moderate 55 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suited to purchase for your trips.

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good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
long reach (875mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (512 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)

Landscape photography with Samsung WB1100F

In case you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung WB1100F with it's reasonable grade of 46 for a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate compared to its competition.

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has manual focus
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse function

Samsung WB1100F Vlogging information

A vlogging camera ought to posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung WB1100F is not good for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 23.

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pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone support
more heavy than others (512g)

Samsung WB1100F Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the WB1100F, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line chart here offers you an overview of the WB1100F vs it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.

Following are several cameras you may look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Samsung
Model type
Samsung WB1100F
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced
2014-01-07
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-875mm (35.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.0-5.9
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
Resolution of display
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
none
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
512 gr (1.13 pounds)
Dimensions
125 x 87 x 96mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.8")
Other
Battery ID
SLB-10A
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage slots
One
Retail pricing
$250