This review is devoted to WB850F that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jan 09, 2012. 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 BSI-CMOS sensor.
In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #32 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #449 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung WB850F 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.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung WB850F. 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.
Samsung WB850F has the following external dimensions 109 x 109 x 25 mm (42.91 x 24.41 x 9.84″) with the weight of 250 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung WB850F, 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 WB850F is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 25mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung WB850F with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung WB850F is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung WB850F compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Samsung WB850F 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 WB850F 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 WB850F boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The base of Samsung WB850F has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung WB850F. 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 WB850F 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.
Samsung WB850F 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 WB850F with other standard sensor sizes.
Samsung WB850F is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 614k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Samsung WB850F are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, WB850F unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
In addition, WB850F has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung WB850F, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung WB850F allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Samsung WB850F provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Samsung WB850F is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Samsung WB850F is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, WB850F is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect WB850F with suitable external devices.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung WB850F’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung WB850F’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the WB850F to the average SuperZoom camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB850F performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB850F can be called a Intermediate 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.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB850F performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB850F can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB850F performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 11. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB850F can be called a 11 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB850F performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 38. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB850F can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung WB850F performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 9. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung WB850F can be called a 9 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.
No Significant Advantages
|Announced||Jan 09, 2012|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||614k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync|
|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||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||109 x 62 x 25 mm|