Samsung WB210

 
Samsung WB210 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 174g - 101 x 59 x 22mm
  • Released July 2011
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
45
Overall
41

Samsung WB210 summary

Samsung WB210 is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally introduced on July of 2011. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The WB210 places at #131 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #659 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Samsung WB210 history

The Samsung WB210 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can look at all previous and more recent models alongside main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-WB50F front thumbnailSamsung WB50F
WB210 vs WB50F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F
WB210 vs WB1100F
25-875mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F
WB210 vs WB2200F
20-1200mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F
WB210 vs WB350F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F
WB210 vs WB35F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB210 vs WB800F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB210 vs WB250F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB30F front thumbnailSamsung WB30F
WB210 vs WB30F
24-240mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB210 vs WB850F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F
WB210 vs WB150F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB210 vs WB750
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
13MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB21024-288mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-WB700 front thumbnailSamsung WB700
WB210 vs WB700
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2010

Samsung WB210 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung WB210 based on factors that are generally regarded as essential in a digital camera.

bigger than average screen (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with HDMI out
focusing manually
great minimum ISO (80)
great reach (288mm)
has built in flash
in built zoom lens (24-288mm 12.0 x zoom)
lighter than others in class (174 grams)
offers face detect focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen is touchscreen
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
supports focus by touch
cannot use external flash
doesn't have headphone support
doesn't have microphone support
doesn't have Timelapse function
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW files
lack of shutter priority mode
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no aperture priority mode
no manual control
screen does not articulate
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Samsung WB210 Sensor details

The measurement of the sensor on the Samsung WB210 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the WB210's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The WB210 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung WB210 dimensions

Samsung WB210 weighs in at 0.38 pounds (174 gr or 6.14 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 101mm x 59mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Samsung WB210 is less heavy when compared with various rivals.

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Below is a photo of the Samsung WB210 with a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Samsung WB210 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button layout on the WB210.

Samsung WB210 topview buttons dials

Samsung WB210 Lens specs

The WB210 has a built-in lens providing a focal range of 24-288mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant nevertheless it will definitely be invaluable in some conditions.

At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 which is quite slow and not good in low light conditions and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also need to up the ISO producing noisy images. With the tele end, 288mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.9 making it really sluggish and you may need to go with slower shutter speeds.

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Samsung WB210 Connectivity

The WB210 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and sometimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Samsung WB210 Video specs

The highest possible video resolution on the Samsung WB210 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you have got no control over your sound. It is probably best to look into a different camera should you want better sound in your videos.

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Samsung WB210 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing on the Samsung WB210 so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.

Samsung WB210 Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung WB210 has got a 3.5" fixed display boasting a resolution of 1k dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you can easily change focus point and change settings with your fingertips.

Samsung WB210 screen and viewfinder World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

The View Finder details regarding Samsung WB210 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial during bright outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Samsung WB210 Shutter specs

The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Samsung WB210 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Samsung WB210 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Samsung WB210 Autofocus specs

Samsung WB210 boasts just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and precise when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be handy for people photography.

Samsung WB210 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change where you focus. Samsung WB210 features manual focusing in case it is needed during low light scenarios or you want more precise focusing control.

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Samsung WB210 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life within this class of cameras.

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

Samsung WB210 for specific categories of photography

The following graph provides a outline of the Samsung WB210 for specific categories of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.

Samsung WB210 Portrait photography info

The Samsung WB210 has a score of 40 which is bad, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files and option to utilize off-camera lighting.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
offers face detection autofocus
no manual control
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Samsung WB210 Street photography information

Getting a above average rating of 66, the Samsung WB210 is a fine option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (174 grams)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Samsung WB210 Sports photography details

A bad sports photography score of 39 indicates the Samsung WB210 is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Samsung WB210 Travel photography advice

Weight is pretty important when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung WB210 gets a very good 72 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit to purchase for your holidays.

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lighter than average in class (174g)
boasts focus by touch
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (288mm)
no Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)

Landscape photography with Samsung WB210

For anyone planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB210 at it's modest score of 47 for a landscape camera is reasonably suited among its competitors.

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has manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
manual mode not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function

Samsung WB210 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung WB210 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a bad rating of 33.

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rather wide (24mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
lighter than average in class (174g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic port

Samsung WB210 Alternatives

If you need replacements to the WB210, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the WB210 compared to it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.

There are more cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Samsung
Model type
Samsung WB210
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Released
2011-07-19
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
1600
Highest enhanced ISO
3200
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.9-5.9
Macro focusing range
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3.5 inches
Resolution of screen
1k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
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
8s
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
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 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
174 grams (0.38 lbs)
Physical dimensions
101 x 59 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
microSC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
One
Price at release
$279