Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2014
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #172 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #819 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can use our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personal factors.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F
WB35F vs WB1100F
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F
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Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F
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Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F24-288mm
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB35F vs WB800F
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB35F vs WB250F
Samsung-WB30F front thumbnailSamsung WB30F
WB35F vs WB30F
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB35F vs WB850F
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F
WB35F vs WB150F
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB35F vs WB750
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Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB210
WB35F vs WB210
Samsung-WB700 front thumbnailSamsung WB700
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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.

built-in flash
built in lens has zoom (24-288mm 12.0 x zoom)
good min ISO (80)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (194g)
manual focus
NFC support
rather wide (24mm)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
very long zoom (288mm)
can't use external flash
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW support
manual exposure not possible
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing microphone jack
missing Timelapse recording
no aperture priority
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f6.3)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a image of the Samsung WB35F with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.

Samsung WB35F dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button design on the WB35F.

Samsung WB35F topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
no manual mode
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

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.

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image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (194g)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

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.

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lighter than others (194 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (288mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.1)

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.

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focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse function

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.

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fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (194g)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone support

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.

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General Information
Samsung WB35F
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-288mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720
Max video resolution
Microphone input
Headphone input
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
194g (0.43 lb)
Physical dimensions
101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery model
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage slots
Launch pricing