Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 218g - 111 x 65 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Samsung WB800F summary

Samsung WB800F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally introduced on January of 2013. The camera has a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The WB800F stands at #71 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #556 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.

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Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Samsung WB800F family

The Samsung WB800F comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can view all past and newer models along with important features.

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Samsung WB800F Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Samsung WB800F based on criterias which are normally considered necessary in a camera.

built-in flash
built-in touchscreen
comes with HDMI support
decently wide (23mm)
good minimum ISO (100)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has face detection focusing
has image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
lighter than others (218 grams)
very long zoom (483mm)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
you can focus manually
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic jack
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no moving screen
screen has low resolution (460 k dot)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Samsung WB800F Sensor features

The measurement of the sensor on the Samsung WB800F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath displays the WB800F's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The WB800F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung WB800F dimensions

Samsung WB800F is 0.48 pounds (218 grams or 7.69 oz) and features exterior dimensions of 111mm x 65mm x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Samsung WB800F is less heavy compared to other rivals.

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Underneath is a image of the Samsung WB800F besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Samsung WB800F dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button design on the WB800F.

Samsung WB800F topview buttons dials

Samsung WB800F Lens features

The WB800F is equipped with a built in lens giving a focal range of 23-483mm making it a 21.0 x zoom which is very good and could enable you to zoom all the way in.

At it's widest 23mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 and that's really sluggish and not very good in low light circumstances and you will likely find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to increase your ISO which causes noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 483mm is terrific zoom and comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Samsung WB800F Connectivity

The WB800F has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer photos and oftentimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

A few apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Samsung WB800F Video features

The max video quality on the Samsung WB800F is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance between quality vs file size but 1080p will not leave you with much room to crop. The body does not have a mic or headphone socket which means that you have zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to look at a different model in case you want good audio in your video clips.

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Samsung WB800F Weather Sealing

Samsung WB800F does not have environment proofing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.

Samsung WB800F Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung WB800F has a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 460k dots.

Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily adjust focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Samsung WB800F are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Samsung WB800F Shutter features

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Samsung WB800F Flash and Hot shoe features

Samsung WB800F includes just built-in flash lacking external flash support.

Samsung WB800F Autofocusing features

Samsung WB800F includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it useful for portrait photography.

It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Samsung WB800F can use manual focus when required during low light occasions or you need to have more precise focus control.

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Samsung WB800F Battery life

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

Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:

Samsung WB800F for various styles of photography

The following illustration displays a summary of the Samsung WB800F for various styles of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Samsung WB800F Portrait photography features

The Samsung WB800F receives a score of 44 which is low, and means the camera is not really appropriate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Samsung WB800F as a Street photography camera

Having a nice score of 62, the Samsung WB800F is a respectable pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (218 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Sports photography with Samsung WB800F

A reasonable sports photography points tally of 53 indicates the Samsung WB800F is relatively suited for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
features tracking focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF

Samsung WB800F Travel photography details

Weight is pretty crucial when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung WB800F gets a above average 69 as a travel camera which is a fine pick for your holidays.

Photography Glossary
lighter than others (218 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)

Samsung WB800F Landscape photography advice

For anyone looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB800F with it's decent grade of 50 as a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable in the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
really wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function

Samsung WB800F Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Samsung WB800F is not really appropriate for vlogging as it receives a low score of 35.

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relatively wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (218g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
missing external mic port

Samsung WB800F Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the WB800F, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line chart here will give you a bird's eye view of the WB800F compared to it's highest scoring rivals suggested above.

There are a bunch of cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Samsung WB800F
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of display
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Display technology
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
16 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
218 gr (0.48 lb)
111 x 65 x 22mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 0.9")
Self timer
Time lapse feature
Storage media
Storage slots
Price at release