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Samsung WB850F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the price and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the storage and low light performance. There are some mixed views about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, price

battery, flash, shutter, low-light, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung WB850F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung WB850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung WB850F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. Views about the focus and battery are different, while the memory and shutter get critical views.

usability, portability, zoom, size, image quality

flash, reliability, shutter, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung WB850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung WB850F from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung WB850F

 

Samsung's travel compact brings plenty to the table, but suffers some performance issues.

Impressive AMOLED screen, Wi-Fi functionality, Smart design

Slow processing times, Lens flare, Autofocus issues

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung WB850F review

 

The Samsung WB850F is a travel zoom camera that appears to have the lot

Superb screen ; Broad focal range ; Packed with features

Pricey for a point and shootc ; Inconsistent performance ; Average battery life

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung WB850F review

 

If there's ever been a more feature-laden camera than the Samsung WB850F, it's eluded our memory. Its headliners are a 21x optical zoom and 1080p video, but that's just the start

Buy it for the features and you'll be disappointed. Ignore them, and the WB850F is a capable big-zoom compact

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Samsung WB850F review

 

Smarter than the average camera

Good low ISO image quality ; Excellent zoom range ; Full manual control ; Wi-Fi enabled

Reds oversaturated ; Battery life reduced with GPS ; GPS slow to lock on ; No raw shooting

The 16.2MP Samsung WB850F is part of Samsung's Smart Camera range of compact cameras that have built-in Wi-Fi to enable images to be shared direct from the camera.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung WB850F review

 

The Samsung WB850F tended to lag (or even freeze up) when I switched between shooting modes, and its stabilization system became less effective at the telephoto end of the zoom--which is precisely where a user needs it most. Normally, it takes...

I found a lot to like in the Samsung WB850F, including an ample zoom range, well-implemented controls, innovative Wi-Fi capabilities, and good image quality. The camera's GPS features are very good, too, though having to load them onto the camera...

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung WB850F review

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The Samsung WB850F is a compact model with a large 23-483mm optical zoom and priority modes for more creative photography. It also lets you keep track of your holiday snaps with GPS functionality. But does it take great photos? We sent it to our lab...

This has auto, shutter and aperture priority and full manual modes;It has GPS and adjustable strength flash and wifi, so you can send photos to friends, upload them to social networking sites, or back them up to your computer without cables;Good...

There\'s no viewfinder and the screen is reflective in bright light

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Samsung WB850F Digital Camera Review

 

Daniel Bell reviews the Wi-Fi and GPS enabled Samsung WB850F digital camera, which also has a 21x optical zoom lens.

Feature packed; Wi-Fi functions work really well; Plenty of buttons make it easy to change settings; GPS; Rubber grip on front of camera makes it easy to hold; Colourful images with decent amount of detail; Decent value for money

GPS needs maps downloading prior to use

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Samsung WB850F review

 

As Samsung's latest Smart camera, the WB850F arrives with specification which matches almost any other compact on the market. The question is, is it all for show or does the WB850F offer...

Impressive AMOLED screen, WiFi functionality, design

Slow processing times, lens flare, focus issues

The WB850F arrives with a ‘Smart’ moniker and more features than you can shake a stick at. Unfortunately several usability issues hamper the shooting experience but overall its pros outweigh its cons.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Samsung WB850F: Feature-Filled 21X Pocket Zoom Has Connections

 

A few years ago, a pocketable camera loaded with this many features would impossible to find. The Samsung WB850F ($350 as of August 6, 2012) boasts a 21X-optical-zoom lens, Wi-Fi sharing capabilities, GPS with in-camera mapping, and a 10-fps burst mode...

Wi-Fi sharing features and in-camera GPS/mapping ; Manual controls and creative filters ; 21X optical zoom lens (23mm to 483mm) ; Good image quality at wide-angle to midzoom

GPS features aren't preloaded on camera ; Laggy reaction time when switching modes ; Blurry long-zoom and low-light shots ; Battery is charged inside the camera

The feature-loaded, 21X-zoom Samsung WB850F is the best Wi-Fi camera we've reviewed, but a few usability hangups keep it from a higher ranking.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung WB850F (with Wi-Fi) review

 

There are certainly plenty of compact megazooms to pick from these days, but the Samsung WB850F stands out for a few reasons.

The Samsung WB850F is a feature-packed compact megazoom with a versatile lens, very good picture quality, and excellent Wi-Fi capabilities.

The WB850F's shooting performance is a bit mixed, its battery life is mediocre, and its interface, while very good, can take some time to learn.

For snapshooters looking to enter the world of connected cameras, the 21x zoom Samsung WB850F is a good place to start.

Aug, 2012

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