Samsung WB850F Review
Review posted 07/05/2012
|The Samsung WB850F is an expensive camera, carrying a price tag of more than $350; but it has several interesting features for a point and shoot model, including a GPS unit, a pop-up flash unit, Wi-Fi capabilities, a high-resolution AMOLED screen, and a 21x optical zoom lens. Images are sharp and bright with the WB850F, but it does have some problems with sluggish response times and poor battery life. Read more in our Full Conclusion.|
The camera is housed in a sleek black metal frame, which offers comfortable ergonomics and controls. While the WB850F is part of Samsung's "SMART" offerings, featuring Smart Auto, Smart Wi-Fi, etc., the camera still offers plenty of control to advanced users with options like Program AE, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, and Manual modes.
It's impressive to find a 21x optical zoom lens and a pop-up flash unit in a camera that measures less than 1 inch in thickness. In addition, the AMOLED display screen is among the sharpest and brightest that you're going to find in a point-n-shoot camera.
With a price tag of more than $350, the WB850F is one of the more expensive point-n-shoot cameras out there. However, it offers quite a few components and features that aren't found in many cameras, regardless of price range.
Samsung WB850F Main Features:
- Stylish and sophisticated metal body
- 16-megapixel BSI CMOS Image sensor
- Schneider KREUZNACH 21x optical zoom lens
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 3.0-inch AMOLED display
- Full 1080p (30p) HD video recording
- Smart Auto
- Motion Capture
- Live Panorama
- Auto Backup and upload options
- Remote Viewfinder feature; use your smart phone to control the camera via Wi-Fi
- P/S/A/M exposure modes for advanced users
- Built-in Wi-Fi, share photos on Facebook and Picasa or post videos to YouTube from any Wi-Fi hotspot
- Built-in GPS
- Pop-up flash unit
- Li-ion power source
What's in the box?:
- WB850F camera body
- SLB-10A 3.7V 1050mAh lithium-ion battery
- AC adapter
- USB cable
- Wrist strap
- Instruction manual CD-ROM
- Quick Start guide
- Intelli-studio and Creative Movie Maker software
Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.