Samsung WB35F overview
Samsung WB35F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially launched on January of 2014. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WB35F stands at #175 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #821 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can use our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personal factors.
The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung WB35F history
The Samsung WB35F is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list underneath.
Samsung WB35F Gallery
You can view the WB35F from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung WB35F Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung WB35F based on factors which are generally seen as important in a digital camera.
Samsung WB35F Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung WB35F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the WB35F's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The WB35F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung WB35F dimensions
Samsung WB35F has a weight of 0.43 lbs (194g / 6.84 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Samsung WB35F is lighter than various rivals.Shutterstock and United Nations Host AI Image Challenge
Down below is a image of the Samsung WB35F with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show the button design on the WB35F.
Samsung WB35F Lens features
The WB35F has got a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-288mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which is definitely not perfect but it is likely to be helpful in some situations.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.1 making it really sluggish and not the best for low light situations and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You would also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy shots. On the long end, 288mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f6.3 which is quite slow and you might have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Samsung WB35F Connectivity
The WB35F has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and usually alter camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Samsung WB35F Video features
The highest video resolution in the Samsung WB35F is 1280 x 720 and you can save in file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You should go for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get a different model in case you want decent audio for your videos.
Samsung WB35F Weather Sealing
Samsung WB35F doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB35F has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
The View Finder specs for Samsung WB35F are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be rather valuable.
Samsung WB35F Shutter features
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Samsung WB35F Flash and Hot shoe features
Samsung WB35F features just in-built flash with no external flash ability.
Samsung WB35F Autofocus features
Samsung WB35F doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & accurate than Contrast Detect focusing.
Samsung WB35F has got manual focus when needed for low light situations or you want more accurate control on focus.
Samsung WB35F Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Samsung WB35F for different categories of photography
The following chart displays a overview of the Samsung WB35F for different categories of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Samsung WB35F
The Samsung WB35F gets a points total of 37 which is low, meaning that it is just not appropriate to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos & capability to use external flash.
Samsung WB35F Street photography advice
Having a very good points tally of 62, the Samsung WB35F is a good pick to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung WB35F as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography rating of 40 means the Samsung WB35F is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung WB35F as a Travel photography camera
Size is really important when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung WB35F gets a above average 70 as a travel camera which is a fine choice to purchase for your journeys.
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography information
For anybody who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB35F and it's low score of 43 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate among it's competitors.
Samsung WB35F Vlogging info
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Samsung WB35F is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a low score of 31.
Samsung WB35F Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the WB35F, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart followed below offers you a summary of the WB35F versus it's highest scoring competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.