- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
- 207g - 101 x 68 x 27mm
- Announced January 2014
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung WB50F overview
Samsung WB50F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on January of 2014. The camera includes a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WB50F stands at #143 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #733 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung WB50F history
The Samsung WB50F comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and newer models along with key specs.
WB50F vs WB1100F25-875mm
WB50F vs WB2200F20-1200mm
WB50F vs WB350F23-483mm
WB50F vs WB35F24-288mm
WB50F vs WB800F23-483mm
WB50F vs WB250F24-432mm
WB50F vs WB30F24-240mm
WB50F vs WB850F23-483mm
WB50F vs WB150F24-432mm
WB50F vs WB75024-432mm
WB50F vs WB21024-288mm
WB50F vs WB700()mm
Samsung WB50F Gallery
You can see the WB50F from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung WB50F Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Samsung WB50F based on features which are oftentimes seen as essential in a digital camera.
Samsung WB50F Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor in the Samsung WB50F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the WB50F's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The WB50F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung WB50F dimensions
Samsung WB50F weighs in at 0.46 lb (207 gr or 7.30 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 101mm x 68mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Samsung WB50F is lighter compared with various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Samsung WB50F alongside a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show the button design on the WB50F.
Samsung WB50F Lens specifications
The WB50F houses an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-288mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which isn't significant but it may be handy in some circumstances.
At the widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.1 which is really slow and not very good in low light occasions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase the ISO setting producing noisy shots. On the tele end, 288mm is superb zoom and comes with f6.3 making it really sluggish and you may need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Samsung WB50F Connectivity
The WB50F has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send files and usually adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Samsung WB50F Video specifications
The highest video quality in the Samsung WB50F is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have got no control over your audio. It is probably best to look at a different model if you need better audio in your videos.
Samsung WB50F Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Samsung WB50F so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Samsung WB50F Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB50F includes a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs regarding Samsung WB50F are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung WB50F Shutter specifications
Samsung WB50F Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung WB50F includes only integrated flash without external flash ability.
Samsung WB50F Autofocus specifications
Samsung WB50F does not have Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung WB50F includes manual focus if needed during low light or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Samsung WB50F Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
WB50F vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
WB50F vs B500600 nonoyes
WB50F vs L840590 noyesno
WB50F vs FZ200540 yesnono
WB50F vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
Samsung WB50F for specific types of photography
The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Samsung WB50F for specific types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Samsung WB50F Portrait photography information
The Samsung WB50F has a rating of 37 which is low, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portraits. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung WB50F Street photography info
With a above average points total of 62, the Samsung WB50F is a very decent choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung WB50F
A low sports photography rating of 40 indicates the Samsung WB50F is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung WB50F Travel photography highlights
Weight is super crucial when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung WB50F gets a nice 70 as a travelling camera which is a very decent pick to take on your trips.
Samsung WB50F Landscape photography advice
When you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung WB50F and it's modest rating of 48 for a landscape camera is fairly suited compared to its competition.
Vlogging with Samsung WB50F
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a moving screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung WB50F is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a low rating of 31.
Samsung WB50F Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the WB50F, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph listed below gives you a summary of the WB50F compared to it's highest rated competitors shown earlier.
Following are several cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.