Samsung WB350F

 
Samsung WB350F front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 276g - 114 x 65 x 25mm
  • Released January 2014
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43

Samsung WB350F summary

Samsung WB350F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first revealed on January of 2014. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The WB350F places at #93 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #568 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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Samsung WB350F family

The Samsung WB350F has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can see all previous and more recent models as well as main specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-WB50F front thumbnailSamsung WB50F
WB350F vs WB50F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F
WB350F vs WB1100F
25-875mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F
WB350F vs WB2200F
20-1200mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F
WB350F vs WB35F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB350F vs WB800F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB350F vs WB250F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB30F front thumbnailSamsung WB30F
WB350F vs WB30F
24-240mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB350F vs WB850F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F
WB350F vs WB150F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB350F vs WB750
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
13MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB210
WB350F vs WB210
24-288mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-WB700 front thumbnailSamsung WB700
WB350F vs WB700
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2010

Samsung WB350F Pros and Cons

Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung WB350F based on aspects that are typically considered crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decently wide (23mm)
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
good sized screen (3")
great minimum ISO (80)
great reach (483mm)
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
lighter than average (276g)
NFC support
touchscreen capability
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
does not have HDMI out
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not have Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly display
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW files
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no external flash support
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dots)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Samsung WB350F Sensor details

The sensor measurement in the Samsung WB350F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The graphic below displays the WB350F's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The WB350F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung WB350F dimensions

Samsung WB350F weighs around 0.61 lb (276 gr / 9.74 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 114mm x 65mm x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Samsung WB350F is less heavy when compared with various competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Samsung WB350F beside a soda to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Samsung WB350F dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button design on the WB350F.

Samsung WB350F topview buttons dials

Samsung WB350F Lens specs

The WB350F has got an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 23-483mm making it a 21.0 x zoom which is ideal and does let you zoom right in.

At the widest 23mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 and that's quite slow and not very good for low light circumstances and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to increase the ISO which causes noisy files. With the tele end, 483mm is amazing zoom and comes to f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you might need to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Samsung WB350F Connectivity

The WB350F has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and at times adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Certain applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Samsung WB350F Video specs

The max video quality in the Samsung WB350F is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in format. 1080p quality provides a good balance between quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone port which means you have no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to consider a different camera should you require good sound for your video clips.

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Samsung WB350F Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the Samsung WB350F so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Samsung WB350F Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung WB350F houses a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can shift focus point and adjust settings by using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Samsung WB350F are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be quite valuable.

Samsung WB350F Shutter specs

The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Samsung WB350F Flash and Hot shoe specs

Samsung WB350F has only in-built flash lacking external flash support.

Samsung WB350F Autofocus specs

Samsung WB350F has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & accurate when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Samsung WB350F comes with manual focusing in case it is required during low light occasions or you need to have more exact focusing control.

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Samsung WB350F Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:

Samsung WB350F for specific styles of photography

The following bar chart provides a rundown of the Samsung WB350F for specific styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Samsung WB350F

The Samsung WB350F gets a points total of 41 which is dreadful, and means the camera is just not appropriate for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to use off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Samsung WB350F Street photography highlights

With a above average points tally of 61, the Samsung WB350F is a very decent fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (276g)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Sports photography with Samsung WB350F

A moderate sports photography points tally of 51 indicates the Samsung WB350F is relatively appropriate for photographing sports. A camera really should have great autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Samsung WB350F as a Travel photography camera

Size is super crucial when picking a travel camera. In general, the Samsung WB350F gets a nice 69 as a travelling camera which is a good fit for your journeys.

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lighter than average (276 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
missing Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Samsung WB350F Landscape photography highlights

When you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung WB350F and it's decent rating of 50 for a landscape camera is somewhat suitable among its competitors.

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manual focus
really wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode

Vlogging with Samsung WB350F

A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Samsung WB350F is just not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 34.

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relatively wide (23mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average (276 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have microphone port

Samsung WB350F Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the WB350F, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart followed below provides you a summary of the WB350F compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may check out as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Samsung
Model type
Samsung WB350F
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Released
2014-01-07
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.8-5.9
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3"
Display resolution
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
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
Min shutter speed
16 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
276 grams (0.61 lbs)
Physical dimensions
114 x 65 x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0")
Other
Battery ID
SLB-10A
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots
One
Pricing at release
$260