Samsung WB50F Review

Overall 42
Imaging 7
Features 16
Size 87
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 101 x 68 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 207 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Samsung WB50F Summary

This review is devoted to WB50F that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #103 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #766 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung WB50F Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung WB50F review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung WB50F With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung WB50F. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F has the following external dimensions 101 x 101 x 27 mm (39.76 x 26.77 x 10.63″) with the weight of 207 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung WB50F, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung WB50F is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 27mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung WB50F with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung WB50F is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung WB50F compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung WB50F — 27 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Samsung WB50F — 207 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Samsung WB50F comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung WB50F comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung WB50F Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung WB50F boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Samsung WB50F has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung WB50F. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Samsung WB50F features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung WB50F is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Samsung WB50F with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung WB50F

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung WB50F is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung WB50F are its fps max speed and sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, WB50F unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung WB50F, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Samsung WB50F is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Samsung WB50F is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, WB50F is equipped with USB none port. that make it possible to connect WB50F with suitable external devices.

How Good is Samsung WB50F for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung WB50F’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung WB50F’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the WB50F to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung WB50F for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB50F performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 66. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB50F can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (s)
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung WB50F for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB50F performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 43. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB50F can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (101 x 68 x 27 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung WB50F for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB50F performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 23. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB50F can be called a 23 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (s)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (101 x 68 x 27 mm)

Samsung WB50F for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB50F performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 23. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB50F can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (207 g)
  • Small size (101 x 68 x 27 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung WB50F for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB50F performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 6. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB50F can be called a 6 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Samsung WB50F Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model WB50F
Announced Jan 07, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed s
Max Shutter Speed s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 207 g
Physical Dimensions 101 x 68 x 27 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model BP70A
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage Slots 1

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