Samsung WB850F summary
Samsung WB850F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first revealed on January of 2012. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WB850F stands at #83 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #546 out of 1431 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Samsung WB850F history
The Samsung WB850F is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full range underneath.
Samsung WB850F Gallery
You can check the WB850F from various angles in the gallery here.
Samsung WB850F Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Samsung WB850F based on factors which are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Samsung WB850F Sensor specifications
The sensor specification on the Samsung WB850F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the WB850F's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The WB850F sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung WB850F dimensions
Samsung WB850F has a weight of 0.55 lbs (250g or 8.82 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Samsung WB850F is less heavy when compared to various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a image of the Samsung WB850F beside a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the WB850F.
Samsung WB850F Lens specifications
The WB850F provides a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 23-483mm giving it a 21.0 x zoom which is very good and would make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 23mm, it features an aperture of f2.8 making it fairly slow and not good for low light circumstances and you will probably struggle to get good bokeh. You would also need to up the ISO producing noisy shots. On the tele end, 483mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you would need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Samsung WB850F Connectivity
The WB850F has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy files and usually change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Samsung WB850F Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Samsung WB850F is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance in video quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone socket which means that you have got little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to consider an alternative model should you require good audio for your videos.
Samsung WB850F Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Samsung WB850F so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung WB850F is equipped with a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 614k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details for Samsung WB850F are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are quite helpful.
Samsung WB850F Shutter specifications
Samsung WB850F continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Samsung WB850F Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung WB850F features only built in flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung WB850F Autofocusing specifications
Samsung WB850F features just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which can be useful for portrait photography.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Samsung WB850F boasts manual focus in case it is needed in low light occasions or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Samsung WB850F Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Samsung WB850F for various styles of photography
The following diagram gives a summary of the Samsung WB850F for various styles of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography highlights
The Samsung WB850F has a points tally of 44 which is terrible, and means the camera is simply not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to utilize external flash.
Samsung WB850F Street photography information
With a very good score of 61, the Samsung WB850F is a good option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung WB850F as a Sports photography camera
A average sports photography points total of 53 suggests the Samsung WB850F is relatively acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung WB850F Travel photography factors
Size is extremely critical in picking a travel camera. In general, the Samsung WB850F gets a above average 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent pick to purchase for your vacations.
Samsung WB850F as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Samsung WB850F and it's reasonable rating of 50 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable in the current marketplace.
Samsung WB850F Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Samsung WB850F is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 34.
Samsung WB850F Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the WB850F, here is a number of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart followed below shows you an overview of the WB850F versus it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
There are more cameras you might look into as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.