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 #559 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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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.
Samsung WB800F Gallery
You can view the WB800F from different angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.The highly-anticipated Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports is finally here
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.Incredible Footage Reveals Eagle Attacking Drone in Mid-Flight Showdown
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Hasselblad and Oppo Join Forces to Create Next-Level 'HyperTone' Camera
Underneath is a image of the Samsung WB800F besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will provide the button design on the WB800F.
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.
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.
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.
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.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.