Samsung WB30F summary
Samsung WB30F is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on January of 2013. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WB30F is rated #73 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #827 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your custom factors.
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Samsung WB30F history
The Samsung WB30F has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can see all older and the latest models as well as key specifications.
Samsung WB30F Gallery
You can check the WB30F from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung WB30F Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Samsung WB30F based on things that are typically considered essential in a digital camera.
Samsung WB30F Sensor info
The sensor measurement in the Samsung WB30F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 16MP and supports a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The picture below shows the WB30F's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The WB30F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung WB30F dimensions
Samsung WB30F weighs in at 0.28 pounds (128 gr or 4.52 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 98mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Samsung WB30F is less heavy when compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a visual of the Samsung WB30F next to a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will provide the button design on the WB30F.
Samsung WB30F Lens info
The WB30F offers a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 24-240mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which isn't really ideal nevertheless it will surely be convenient in a few cases.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.1 making it pretty slow and not great for low light occasions and you may find it hard to get good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost the ISO producing noisy shots. With the tele end, 240mm comes at f6.3 which is fairly slow and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
Samsung WB30F Connectivity
The WB30F has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer images and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung WB30F Video info
The max video resolution in the Samsung WB30F is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should really strive for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack so you get little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to buy an alternative camera if you require good sound for your videos.
Samsung WB30F Weather Sealing
Samsung WB30F does not include environment sealing so wet conditions could damage the camera.
Samsung WB30F Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB30F houses a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specifications for Samsung WB30F are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Samsung WB30F Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung WB30F Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung WB30F comes with only integrated flash without external flash support.
Samsung WB30F Autofocus info
Samsung WB30F comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is valuable for people photography.
It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Samsung WB30F doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing is useful during low light or you require more exact control on focusing.
Samsung WB30F Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Samsung WB30F for specific types of photography
The following illustration shows a rundown of the Samsung WB30F for specific types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Samsung WB30F Portrait photography features
The Samsung WB30F has a points tally of 36 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not suitable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Samsung WB30F as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a above average points total of 64, the Samsung WB30F is a good pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung WB30F Sports photography factors
A terrible sports photography score of 45 means the Samsung WB30F is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have great tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung WB30F as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really important when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung WB30F gets a nice 69 as a travel camera which is a good pick to take with you on your holidays.
Samsung WB30F as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB30F and it's terrible score of 44 for a landscape camera is just not suitable within the current market.
Samsung WB30F as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung WB30F is just not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 33.
Samsung WB30F Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the WB30F, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the WB30F compared to it's highest ranked competitors shown above.
Following are several cameras you might see as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.